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JP-Expanded SB Gryposuchus by Teratophoneus JP-Expanded SB Gryposuchus by Teratophoneus
As promised, I continue with the jp expanded series

Name: Gryposuchus croizati
Codename:"Cutter"
Length: up to 11 metres
weight: 1,75- 2 tons
Time: Early Miocene
Agressiveness: 25% not agressive
Dangerousness: 70 % Dangerous!

Gryposuchus is the biggest gharial ever and therefore it cant be excluded in the parks list. This animal, despite its frightening appearence, is mostly a gentle giant. Like its modern counterpart, this gharial eats only fish and small animals. Gryposuchus has needlesharp teeth in its elongated jaw. These teeth can cut a fish in half, hence its codename cutter, for its behavior to cut easily to its prey items. Gryposuchus males are bigger than females. Unlike many other reptiles cloned for inGen, this animal isnt in the reptile house on the second island of the park, instead a paddock was built around a swampy river terrain of one of the second islands rivers. This river is near the reptile house and has swampy areas as well as more clear ones as Gryposuchus prefers both. inGen files show that this animal lives mostly in the water and is active mostly in the evening. During the day, they can often be seen lying on the river banks , opening their big jaws to cool themself. SO far 5 Gryposuchus have been breeded, one male and 4 females. These re already on the island and are one of the big attractions of the parks second island. As said, this animal eats mostly fish and they are feeded one time a day by the keepers although they also hunt the normal fishes which live in their habitat anyway. These feedings are also though to become a public magnet. Gryposuchus produces hissing sounds and our male already shows the ghara on the end of its snout. Although not very agressive to humans, they can be very dangerous as the females protect their nests. For that they not only use their jaws, their tail is extremely powerful and can easily kill a human with a single blow !. One keeper had to find this out on Isla sorna as he came to close to a nest and got a painful hit with the tail of a gryposuchus female. 2 broken ribs were the result of the hit. Gryposuchus was cloned before isla sorna was abandonded. Although they were bred under the sb program, they can be found on Isla sorna in the wild and also on Site C. Gryposuchus doesnt wander into the ocean like the modern saltwater crocs, gryposuchus is a completel fresh water based animal. They are elegant but also very powerful swimmers and if neccesary the can quickly come out of the water. Gryposuchus´feet carry swimming mebranes which are the biggest of an of our bred giant crocs. Although its was cloned quite early, not very much is known about the behaviour of this giant, probably because they are masters of disguise. Keepers like this crocodilian as it isnt as dangerous as some of the parks other crocs like deinosuchus or purusssaurus which are also set to be included in the park. It seems that gryposuchus gets along with purusssaurus. This is probably because they lived together in the miocene in the same area and prefeed different feeding styles. They dont compete with each other as found out on Site C were a small purussaurus population is present.

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KalahariMeerkatfan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
It kind of looks like a smaller version of the Sarcosuchus, but with a less roundness to the end of their muzzle.

Could you maybe include a Nothosaurus to your JP-expanded? They are relatives of the Tanystropheus, kind of smaller with short neck, legs, and tail...they're cool though.
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
at some point sure, probably for the jurassic  park sea life
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chris-illustrator Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Nicely done!
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Eusou123 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
very cool but a litle detail the forepaws do not have the webbings
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Bestiarius Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
To get a better idea about the weight, just take a look at this size comparison: [link]
The saltwater crocodile at the bottom of the picture would already weigh around 1000 kg at 6 m. Gryposuchus would be around 60% longer and weigh probably around 4,5 times as much or even more.
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Bestiarius Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Very nice drawing! However I have to note the real weight of Gryposuchus was surely much higher than 1,75-2 tons, and more probably around 4-5 tons. I know the paper in which the weight was estimated by certain cranial measurements, but I totally disagree with the results. Postcranial anatomy of amphibious crocodylian is extremely conservative, so Gryposuchus surely didnīt differ much in body proportions from other crocodylians. So we can estimate its weight much better by comparing it with crocodylians of known weight and length. You have to keep in mind that already the very largest modern crocodiles already weigh around 1,5 tons or more (of course this are extremely rare exceptions), so it doesnīt make much sense to assume a crocodylian 50% longer would weigh only slightly more.
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work, I like how you did the scales, looks very much like those on modern crocs. :heart:
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
thanks, i actually used a gharial as reference :D
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mexicanzilla Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Giant gavial ?
Me gusta
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I myself made a gryposuchus croizati pic last year, but this one is abdolutely stunning!
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Zimices Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Great work! I like specially the head :)
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
thanks a lot. I actuall used the head of a modern gharial as reference . The fossilized remains werent "clear" enough for me to draw it like that so I used itsmodern relative :)
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Zimices Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist
I see, not bad result anyway. Although if you are interested, I have some scanned images of the skull of Gryposuchus colombianus of a scientific article.
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
oh yes, I would like to see them :)
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Zimices Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist
Ok, you can download it from my sta.sh : [link]
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Daikaiju-fanboy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Looks great, and I'd like to see how the other prehistoric crocodilians will fit into this expanded Jurassic Park of yours. I had quite a large list on my project with ghansen89, and I'm pleased to see you coming up with your takes on the animals I had wanted to be in my own Jurassic Park.
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
thanks, nice to hear from you again :)
Next is another dinosaur, metriacanthosaurus, and I can sa that this will be one of my best ones!
Then I will try more crocs, I think Stomatosuchus will be next :)
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Daikaiju-fanboy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
You're welcome man, and I will be looking forward to seeing both the new Metriacanthosaurus and the next croc Stomatosuchus.
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
by the way why did ghansen89 deleted his account?. Its very sad, because I really exspected very much from you two. Or is there another website where your pics are uploaded to?
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ShadowoftheEast Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're one of the best drawer overthere ! I love reading the story of JPExpanded's animals . It is very entertaining and true to that universe :)
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JurassicMedia Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Sieht sehr gut aus! ;)
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Hellraptor Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really cool, i like it :)
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
thank you :D
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