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Megapnosaurus kayentakatae by Teratophoneus Megapnosaurus kayentakatae by Teratophoneus
Megapnosaurus-kayentatakae, formerly known as syntarsus, was a 3 meter long, 15 kg coelophysid from the lower jurassic of Afrika and North America. Megapnosaurus had a small crest on its had. Megapnosaurus had sharp teeth and he was one of the first dnosaurs portrayed with feathers although the coelophysoids, which were among the first dinosaurs, probably lacked them. Two species are known, M.kayentatakae and M.rhodesiensis. His name means big, dead lizard.
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TheElevatedDeviant Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Suddenly, before the Megapnosaurus could claim the dragonfly, a Dracovenator leapt at him and chomped down on the smaller dinosaur's torso. He shook the three-meter theropod in his jaws until the smaller animal's flailing stopped. And he began to eat it.
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Eco727 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
In case you haven't seen my multiple Megapnosaurus depictions, Megapnosaurus is one of my favorite dinosaurs. Amazig picture!
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Milvolarsum Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great!
i think the head expecially good:)
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Arbiter10123 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Leap Of Faith!
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triggamafia Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice! I really like how the quills are placed. It really makes the pose looks more dynamic. Although, the dinosaur probably wasn't so buff. It was likely to be lean and thin like other Coelophysids. I think the reconstruction is really inaccurate, but the pose and drawing is superb.
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Jaldithas Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
well,quils are most likely basal to dinosauria after all...
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Skull-Island-Master Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
maaybe, we dont know for sure. sauropods dont show signs of quills, its really strange. maybe they are really basal but some species lost them again ( like sauropods, most of Ornithoschia, allosaurids, ceratosaurids ) while others evolved true feathers out of thos quills.
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