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Clash of the Titans by Fragillimus335 Clash of the Titans by Fragillimus335
Spinosaurus and Tyrannosaurus, what else is there to say? Two massive super predators, displaced in time and space, being forced to face off for my enjoyment!

Spino was a 16-16.5 meter, 12+ ton mixed carnivore, and Tyrannosaurus was a 11-12+ meter, 6-8 ton hyper carnivore.
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Dalek1965 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Well, Tyrannosaurus had a pretty nasty biteforce, not to mention the bacteria and whatnot he supposedly had, so I'd say that it would probably take ONE lucky bite... Maybe. I could be wrong, though.
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The bacteria thing is completely fantasy. There is absolutely no evidence for it.  However, the bite force was immense, and if Tyranno could place a good bite it would be game over.  Spinosaurus's size gives it an advantage of keeping it's neck out of rexy's jaws, and then knock it down.
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Dalek1965 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
So basically, that ONE scene in Jurassic Park 3 (you know the one) SHOULD have ended with Rex winning?
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, if rex got a bite in like that it would be game over for any theropod.  
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Dalek1965 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Oh my.
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Justisaurus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is a really good drawing, but the Spinosaurus does look a little big. As far as I know the largest estimates of it were about as tall as T. rex and just a few tons heavier and 3-4 meters longer than Sue. In fact Sue's new weight estimate is likely over 9 tons in recent studies. Didn't know if you were aware of that or not but I thought I'd mention it. And I agree that for the most part Spinosaurus would scare T. rex away, but perhaps if, in a hypothetical situation, if a Spinosaurus was attacking the babies of a T. rex, the tyrant lizard would attack and probably kill the spine lizard. And even if the Spinosaurus did win the fight, it probably wouldn't have been able to kill something as robust as a Tyrannosaurus, more likely just drive it off with a few blows of its claws, and I it was lucky maybe blind it. Anyway, great picture, and that was just my opinion on the situation.
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

Yes the Spino is just a tad too large here, but only by about 1 meter in length.  Although that new study did make Sue weigh 9 metric tons, she looked like an inflated sumo wrestler. (Newer is not always better!)  More accurate volume estimations put the largest Tyrannosaurus's (like Sue) at about ~7.5-8.1 metric tons and 12.3 meters long.  While Spinosaurus was probably ~13+ tons and ~16-17 meters long.  At these sizes Spinosaurus would also be at least a meter taller than Tyrannosaurus at the hip.

If a fight did occur Spinosaurus would probably go the route of trying to push Tyrannosaurus over and crush it's ribs, when you have a 5 ton weight advantage and gigantic arms, a wrestling match is definitely in your favor.  
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Justisaurus Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome! Really? Because most sources I've found said that Peter Makovicky explained 9 tons was actually the minimum weight estimate they came up with, so if they're right, she could be even heavier. In fact :iconscotthartman: recently made a post about how the estimates he made put a T. rex Sue's size at ~8.5 tons, heavier than both Giganotosaurus specimens, so she's definitely heavier than previously thought. I think 13 tons is a bit much for a Spinosaurus at 16-17 meters. I'd say more along the lines of around 11-12 tons is more likely. You also have to remember though that T. rex had some of the longest legs relative to body-size of any vertebrate, and a tyrannosaur has longer legs than a spinosaur of the same size. Although Spinosaurus definitely would've been taller, it wouldn't have been very drastic. I'd personally say a Spinosaurus would go more in standing up straight and roaring, and if that didn't work it'd go to a combination of swiping of claws and arms and trying to topple its enemy. You also have to remember that T. rex was really durable, Sue had several broken ribs from falling over and they all healed, showing she survived through it. It's true that size is important in a fight, but it isn't always the deciding factor. Don't forget that humans are bigger than chimpanzees and yet they could easily kill one of us in a one-on-one fight.
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ZealRaegus Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Justisaurus is being justisaurus? xD Lol.
And yes, your theory is straight on brother! 
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Justisaurus Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Haha, good to hear someone else agrees with me! :3
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