Carnotaurus

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My personal spin on various species of dinosaurs!

Available in my shop as prints, shirts, and even tote bags if you are the toting type!

Check out the Dilophosaurus and Stegosaurus HERE!

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Someone asked me what my top three non-avian dinosaurs were and I got a little carried away!!

I like Microraptor gui because it was cute, I like Spinosaurus aegypticus because it was Badass and also quite special, and I like Kulindadromeus because it suggests feathers are a basal trait of all dinosaurs and that makes me VERY EXCITED (note: this doesn’t mean all dinosaurs had feathers, but it does mean there is a possibility they had a wide variety of integuments we have yet to discover!!)

And Carnotaurus sastrei gets an honorable mention because I think its angry eyebrow horns are cool and I love its chubby little nub arms.

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Seeing everyone make their  Pokemon variations I just wanted to make some of my own so bad! So I jumped on the Bandwagon with the mighty Tyrantrum!

Had the idea of making it into a few iconic theropods (even though a few of these aren’t too related lol).
Before you ask, I didn’t make Spinosaurus because it strays farther away from Tyrantrum’s design than what I preferred. The only reason I didn’t make Allosaurus was because of time constraints).

INDOMINUS REX
“Untameable king”
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Indominus rex is a fictitious dinosaur species created for Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World. According to promotional materials, it grows up to 50 feet long – bigger than a T. rex! Its unique body was achieved by genetically combining several dinosaurs (CarnotaurusMajungosaurusRugopsGiganotosaurus, and various abelisaurs) with several other animals (cuttlefish, tree frogs, and others). This, combined with its white coloring, proves that the script writers read Frankenstein and Moby Dick once in high school.

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Photos from my Trip to the Cincinnati Museum Center’s Natural History Museum exhibits and Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibits

1.  Austroraptor cabazai

2.  Giganotosaurus carolinii

3.  Suchomimus tenerensis

4.  Masaikasaurus knopfleri

5. Carnotaurus sastrei & Amargasaurus cazaui

6.  Cryolophosaurus ellioti

7.  Buitreraptor gonzalezorum

8.  Prestosuchus chiniquensis & Eoraptor lunensis

9.  Dunkleosteus terrelli

10. Xiphactinus audax

DILOPHOSAURUS
“Two-crested lizard”
Early Jurassic, 193 million years ago

Contrary to its portrayal in Jurassic Park, there is no evidence that Dilophosaurus spat venom or had a frill. Its snout was also altered for the film, appearing more snub-nosed and Carnotaurus-like than the slender, notched upper jaw of the true Dilophosaurus. But the animal’s trademark dual crests are corroborated by fossil evidence – probably used for recognition between individuals or as a mating display. Fully-formed crests would have signaled that a specimen had reached sexual maturity, and was no longer on its parents’ health insurance.

CARNOTAURUS
“Flesh-eating bull”
Late Cretaceous, 72-69.9 million years ago           

This unique meat-eater was built for speed, and had two pointed brow horns above its small, forward-facing eyes. While many theropods are now thought to have had feathers, skin casts discovered in southern Argentina revealed that Carnotaurus had tough, reptilian skin. Its metaphorical skin, however, was quite thin, and its childhood was very lonely.