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Megaraptor namunhuaiquii Scale by Fragillimus335 Megaraptor namunhuaiquii Scale by Fragillimus335
This is a relatively quick drawing of Megaraptor, the famed super-dromeosaur. Originally known from only one 30cm claw. As it turns out, the giant claws of this theropod belonged on the hands...not on the feet. It is classified as a neovenatorid allosauroid. Megaraptor was a medium-sized theropod, being around 7-8 meters in length, and likely ~1 ton in weight. It is thought that this animal may have been a spinosaur analogue.

This was done as a request. If anyone has any, I think I'll start doing some more...because I haven't been drawing enough lately...:(

Much better scan!!!
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GraviousGaruda00 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mega raptor is now classified as a ceolorosaur/basal tyrannosaur and not a neovenatorid allosaurus anymore.
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's possible. There isn't really a consensus one way or the other yet.
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Infernoraptor117 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Interesting; I hadn't heard about the fore-arm revelation. I wonder if these are some sort of transition species...
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DinosaurHunter100 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty awesomely drawn, but Megaraptor isn't an Allosaurid nor Megalosaur then?
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it likely a Neovenatorid, which is a branch of the allosauroids. Basically a very late allosaur relative.
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PikyoPocketNoses Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks so nice!!
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Eek. Foot or forelimb, I wouldn't want it behind me!
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Mechatherium Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Kind of reminds me of the "Northclaw" from Dixon's The New Dinosaurs.
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I've never gotten a chance to check that book out.
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yoult Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Just want to note: There is an fatal error with the Hallux (legs mixed up).
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Doh! It's because I switched the legs position halfway through drawing this guy. Originally the back leg was in front! :) Thanks for pointing that out.
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
JP fans really need to see this so they can stop crying over Velociraptor being dog-sized and fluffy.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Theropods are larger than their weight due to hollow bones. Velociraptor was 6 feet long.
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
They also have really long, thin tails. Velociraptor was less than 3 feet long without its tail.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
true.
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Somnium-23 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Funny how no one maligns wolverines by saying they could just 'kick them away'. Small and fluffy does not equal harmless.

Seriously though:
Viciousness is certainly a trait of some animals, but when it's focused on as a particular special or admirable trait, it reduces animals to mere robotic killing machines (see any sensationalized story about shark attacks). Velociraptor is super cool, even if in life it was as docile as Nummymuffincoocolbutter.
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
I think I understand why JP fans don't want Velociraptor to change, apart from stubbornness. The JP Velociraptors were reptiles, but they were human-sized, quick-moving and intelligent, a combination that made them more than just killing machines. If the raptors were just large seriemas with fangs and long tails they still could have inspired fear, but only in the sense of "watch out, the fluffy things are going to eat you!" You can't change the raptors without changing their archetypal role.
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Somnium-23 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
I find that attitude to be very objectifying, but unfortunately it seems like most nerds have that sort of mindset, raptors or otherwise.
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Wait, what attitude? You mean you think totally changing the appearance of a fictional character doesn't affect its impact? What people see is very important to their subconcious reactions to it. I think you could make a great movie with realistic dromaeosaurs, but it would neccesarily be different from Jurassic Park, or at least from JP1. The raptors were much more animalistic in JP2.
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Somnium-23 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I didn't mean that, I just feel like a lot of nerds are very objectifying towards character writing. Like for example; inner strength is a necessity and crushing self-doubt is forbidden.

But you make a good point. I've read somewhere that the problem with the perspective of these dinosaur-fanboys is that they think of dinosaurs as characters we know for sure and not animals that we're still trying to understand. Isn't that just frustrating?
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SpinoInWonderland Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I don't see why they even cry over Velociraptors being feathered, who says feathers can't be cool?
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, there are still some cool giant scaly theropods left! Even though it's not a raptor, its name is pretty cool.
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Bealmeister Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If I may? I had a plan for a story that is in the progress. It features a fictional humanoid dinosaur and the main "antagonist" of the story is a Megaraptor. Who does that sound?
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ummm? Who does that sound? Are you asking to use my picture as a reference, or just my opinion of the story idea?
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Bealmeister Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just your opinion that's all. And your picture is very nice!
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! And I think the idea is pretty cool! What type of dinosaur will humanoid be???
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Bealmeister Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dinosapien.
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Ungenauigkeit Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These were some weird theropods. The elongated claws on their hands make me think of the therizinosaurs, though I know those were herbivorous.
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup, these guys were a bit less vegan! :)
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Artist
Awesome drawing of megaraptor!:)
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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GoldenDogGodess Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
WOW! Soo cool!
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it!
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GoldenDogGodess Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
Its awesome! Thanks! :D
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
holy shitballs those scythes on the forelegs! D:
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My thoughts exactly! :)
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol:
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
May upload a better scan soon...this is a bit washed-out from my school scanner.
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