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Ichthyovenator laosensis by Teratophoneus Ichthyovenator laosensis by Teratophoneus
Meet the latest spinosaurid on the block- Ichthyovenator! Its name means fish hunter due to its style of life. The animal was a baryonychid with an unique feature: a double sail!. The first and bigger one was on its back, the other one on its hips. Ichthyovenator was closely related to baryonyx but lived in Asia. It was described in 2012.
This is the third one on DA but it is the first one in a size comparison hahahahahaha,
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Rolandixor Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Brings joy to my soul every time I see an illustration of a theropod without feathers (and thus accurate :D)

Great work! I didn't know there were so many known Spinosaurids until recently :)
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grroselli Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
was its total length 9 meters?
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piche2 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
esta genial
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Dino-Mario Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's nice!!!
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Din0scarex Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
WEIRDESS THING OF MY DAY
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TheOneTrueSirCharles Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, I think some sailfish have split sails.
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TheComicCreator Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
That's so interesting! Now the Spinosauroids have an "odd one out" too! :D
Like the short-necked saurapod or long-necked stegasauroid whose names I never seem to remember :3
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
you mean Brachytrachelopan and miragaia :)
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:iconthecomiccreator:
TheComicCreator Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
And I would've been right if I typed Miragaia :XD:
But yes, that's what i meant, thanks for jogging my memory :)
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
No problem
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Drachenvuur Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, a double sail; never seen that before!
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Excalibur-T005 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Interesting. I wonder what the purpose of the split sail could have been?
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RickRaptor105 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Make it easier for the male to mount the female? :lol:
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Excalibur-T005 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
That's one possibility. Another is that the elimination of a semi-rigid sail of bone and skin might improve mobility.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
exactly my thoughts =D
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malevouvenator Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Its from late cretaceous¿
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malevouvenator Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Its from late cretaceous¿
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
no,early cretaceous
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The double-sail seems rather iffy to me. It almost looks as though that segment of the sail could have "gone missing" or something, thus appearing like there is a dip in the vertebrae height. Coincidentally around the same area Concavenator's hump dips, just over the hip structure. I wonder if that is a weak area that doesn't preserve extended vertebrae well rather than an actual anatomical characteristic.

But what do I know?
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Excalibur-T005 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
I would hope that the paleontologists responsible for classifying this species and drawing the conclusion about the split sail would not have made that conclusion if the vertebrae over the hips were not complete enough to be sure.

With regards to the strength of the area, the vertebrae near the hips tend to be stronger (and thus, likelier to be preserved) than those in the tail, because they are some of the thickest and heaviest vertebrae.
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LavaZombie Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These dinosaurs just keep getting more and more bizarre.
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quicksilver123 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012   Artist
love the art. but how do you know that there's two sails? could it just be a single sail with a broken vertebra? :o
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
I thought of that too. But there arent any photos of the holotype, so I cant say for sure.
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quicksilver123 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012   Artist
there should be a paratype to support the new specie claim... but yeah, i cant find the paper either. maybe it'll surface up in a later date.
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DrawingDinosaurs Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes you wonder why the sail was like that, eh?
Great job!
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Top :thumbsup:
Sehr sehnwert, vorallem die Schuppen unterhalb des Doppelsegels gefallen und auch die Arme kommen gut rüber (die "Bartstoppeln irritieren mich etwas aber das ist Geschmackssache) =)
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
dankesehr. Diese stoppel sollen eigentlich nur so ne art hautauswüchse sein, sieht ,find ich, irgendwie "prähistorischer" aus.
Jedenfalls, danke noch mal :D
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ich seh nach zwei Wochen ohne Rasur auch prähistorischer aus =D
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
hahaha, stimmt, ich auch XD
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LighterShadeOfGrey72 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is a magnificent creature! You happen to know if it is related to the Baryonyx/Spinosaurus branch in any way?
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TheComicCreator Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
The description says it was closely related to Baryonyx but it lived in Asia :)
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LighterShadeOfGrey72 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww darn, the one time I didn't read it. Thanks!
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TheComicCreator Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
No prob! :)
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OldDocHudsonandCO Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, I would never of thunk it!
Amazing, how complete were the remains when found?
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gytalf2000 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Wow! Fascinating!
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