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JP-expanded Metriacanthosaurus by Teratophoneus JP-expanded Metriacanthosaurus by Teratophoneus
Name : Metriacanthosaurus parkeri
Codename: "Dragon"
Meaning: moderately spined lizard
Lengh:up to 8 metres
weight: up to 2 tons
diet: meat
period: Jurassic
Agressiveness: 100%-EXTREMELY AGRESSIVE
Dangerousness: 100% EXTREMELY DANGEROUS!!!

Being among the first dinosaurs that were bred, this fearsome carnivore from england, was also present in the first park. Metriacanthosaurus was a dinosaur, with an unpredictable behaviour, and only two were bred for the park on Nublar. Metriacanthosaurus is a metriacanthosaurid, a little known subfamily of the allosaurids. Its a big carnivore with a lenght of up to 8 metres. despite this, its very fast and can even leap very well. His jaws are filled with razorsharp teeth and his back carriesa low sail that has an orange colour . Large spikes stick out from his "sail" from the neck to the tailtip which gave him the codename dragon. Metriacanthosaurus has powerful arms with big claws and his agressivenes made him to one of the most feared carnivores of the park. They seem to be very agressive to carnotaurus, but surprisingly, they can live together with Megalosaurus, another big carnivore cloned by inGen, without killing each other. "metris" as they were called by the keepers due to their long name, live solitary and hunt everything that is smaller than them but they dont hesitate to attack prey that is bigger than them as well. Metriacanthosaurus is a dinosaur, that isnt seen very often. They live in forest areas as well as in the savannah like areas of the islands. An interesting fact is, that Metriacanthosaurus can produce lyisin, although all the other dinosaurs were genetically altered not to produce this substance themselves. Metriacanthosaurus has a high metabolism and is a very active animal. Males are slightly smaller than females. Males have a blue throat and red scales above the eye, the females not. Their coloration is yellow with brwn stripes. Metriacanthosaurus has been discribed by keepers as very noisy. Although only 2 were cloned for nublar, several others were cloned for later parks. After the 1993 incident, it was thought that all dinosaurs were dead but the teams that had to clean the area were surprised as they met this dinosaur still alive(however it turned out later that these werent the only dinosaurs that had survived). However this surprise turned out to be fatal for 3 of the team. The two animals were caught and brought to isla sorna. Now, Metriacanthosaurus are present on evry island of la cinco muertes, except for side D.
They are present in the 2013 park. Special care was taken for them as they are really agressive. Observation cams and a system caled DTT (dinosaur tranquilizer turret) are placed around their paddock. This system which shoots tranquilizers if a dino outbreak is detected is now standard for the park and around every paddock that has very dangerous animals. Its a good system as the dinosaurs are only tanquilized and no harm comes to them or the visitors.
Head is based on Miyess[link] Reconstruction of metriacanthosaur
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Note: I think I will draw a picture of the DTT system
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darknightsad Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
I love your dinosaur drawings....and the color. Great job
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Sniper0092 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty cool.
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MegaSpinosaur Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   Writer
I can't believe they left out this dinosaur in Jurassic Park. I know that it was mentioned though, but it would have been interesting to see it in the movie.
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MegaSpinosaur Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Writer
Interesting description.

I never thought that Metriantcanthosaurus and Megalosaurus could live together despite not being related. That's quite a shock, no kidding.
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BlackoutSM Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool dino! The colours are outstanding! The backstory is pretty interesting and something I would like to see in an upcoming Jurassic Park movie. Can't wait to see the DTT.
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ChojinRyu750 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
that is awesome
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cmr-1990 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME JOB!
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really wicked work, love all the detail on its skin! :O
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JurassicMedia Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
So geil! :D
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titanlizard Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
OMG!!!! Proto feathers in Jurassic Park? XD
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