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Australovenator wintonensis by Teratophoneus Australovenator wintonensis by Teratophoneus
Australovenator is a big carnivorous dinosaur from australia and beside muttaburrasaurus probabl australias most popular dinosaur. This ferocious hunter belongs to the neovenatoridae, a subfamily of the Allosauroids. Neovenatorids have another subgroup called Megaraptora, dinosaurs with huge handclaws, and Australovenator was a member of this subgroup. Australovenator had huge thumb claws, they were used for ripping its prey apart . It is one of Australias biggest predators, only the elusive rapator and undescribed material from a dinosaur called the ridge ripper indicate that even bigger theropods once roamed australia.
The head was restored after this pic [link] made by 2195Razielim [link]
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Dinopithecus Featured By Owner Edited Dec 31, 2014
"...huge thumb claws, they were used for ripping its prey apart."

Uhh...I feel rather doubtful on that. Wouldn't it make more sense to kill/dismember with the jaws/teeth (they tend to be the main killing apparatuses of theropods, and Australovenator's teeth seem perfectly adapted to slice, lacerate, tear, and dismember)? I'm sort of skeptical of the manual unguals being the actual main killing tools, even if they're particularly large and are portions of some pretty strong, beefy forelimbs (although I will say this: if they managed to puncture a vital area such as a lung, heart, or throat, it will undeniably be life threatening/fatal).

Edit: I just remembered Australovenator is a megaraptoran which apparently have (or at least what I've read for Megaraptor) sharp ventral edges on their claws (or at least the digit I manual ungual). I'll concede that they'll be better at cutting/lacerating, although I'm still skeptical of them being THE main killing tools.
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Can you do Rapator ornitholestoides?
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
sure
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bhorius Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
This is the "Polar allosaurus" from walking with dinosaurs right?
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acepredator Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
yes.
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MICROPACHY Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
I WAS WONDERING IF I COULD HAVE THIS PICTURE IN A BOOK OF DINOSAURS I'M CREATING, ALONG WITH A FEW OTHERS?
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
If you mention somewhere that the pic is from me, I have no problem with that :)
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MICROPACHY Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Thanks heaps!
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AWB2012 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
wish i had one for a pet, then I would tell it to rid to shredds those who have picked on me, all my life.
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2195Razielim Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
evolution in progress the tiny claw looks like its dispiriting
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ghashogh Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
really great.thanks for this beautiful art.i really like this dinosaur.i think it,s claws are about 9-10 inches.am i right.please tell me the correct size of it,s hands claws.thanks
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Torvus Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
I like these tyrannosaurs with the longer arms. T. Rex and his tiny arms are silly.
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Australovenator is a Neovenatorid theropod , not a tyrannosaur, Neovenatorids belong to the allosauroid and therefore to the carnosaurs, while tyrannosaurs are more closely related to coelurosaurs :)
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NoeMetalDave Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Actually, recently a phylogenetic study has found that Megaraptorans (the group Australovenator is placed in) could possibly be basal Tyrannosaurids. So while Torvus here was mis-guided, he could inadvertantly be correct. 
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Torvus Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Shows how much I actually know about dinosaurs. I always thought Allosaurs were tyrannosaurs.
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spinobuddy98 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
absolut greyhound
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PaleoJoe Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!!!
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InfiniteNosferatu Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
YOU ARE MY FAVOURITE PERSON IN THE WORLD!!!!! I've been searching and contacting several people to find out about this dinosaur!! I LOVE YOU!!! :glomp::love::heart::tighthug:
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
hehe thanks :D
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casterskeeper Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
awsome
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dinosaurusbrazil Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of my favourites dinos (but megaraptor wins)
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
talk about big claws! those are quite some talons on the forelegs!
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
yep they are huge :D
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. Imagine what a bear could do to you, then upscale it to this. DAMN! D=
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JurassicMedia Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Sehr cooles design!
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
danke :)
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ShadowoftheEast Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That Is a very accurate model :)
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2195Razielim Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:love: :faint:
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