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Just saying :P


Two years ago I created this little fellow, the descendant of the Australian coelurosaur Timimus.…

Back then Timimus was believed to have been an ornithomimosaur and to show signs that it hibernated. So I assumed it would be possible for it to have a hump or similar structure to store fat during hibernation. I specifically mentioned that it didnīt have enlarged dorsal spines as that seemed just too weird for an ornithomimid to be true.

Less than a year later a new study debunked the hibernation theory, and it was also reclassified as a tyrannosauroid, making my hump-backed hibernating ostrich-mimic horribly outdated. Seriously, a lot of discoveries and studies make my already drawn dinosaurs more and more obsolete; some of the "crackpot theories" like herbivorous Balaur, ostrich-like Deltadromeus and carnivorous ceratopsians seem to have bit the dust. The extend of feathers is a major annoyance. Sciurumimus was classified as a megalosauroid, which meant that the spinosaurids and carnosaurs of my project should get feathered, aswell, but the classification of Sciurumimus is challenged. Then there are the few ornithischians with preserved quills/proto-feathers, with relatives that got whole patches with fossilized scaly skin. And then there is also the idea that dinosaur scales are actually modified feathers, which would mean that every dinosaur species would have been feathered.


However, with all those new discoveries, there are still those which I love because theyīre showing I was actually on the right track with some animals. A study found Carnotaurus to have been a cheetah-like speedy killer, like my Crested Runner (which, before anyone calls me out on it, is copied from the Speculative Dinosaur Project, I admit); Lurdusaurus actually had a very long neck like my Heavy Honker; while Goronyosaurus itself probably wasnīt a freshwater mosasaur, freshwater mosasaurs have been found in Hungary; Hatzegopteryx apparently had a short, robust neck, meaning my Axe-beaked Strider is still too conservative; and - by far most unexpected - an ornithomimosaur (and not just any ornithomimosaur, freaking DEINOCHEIRUS) has been found out to have a hump on its back! Well and my entire aquatic bestiary can eat its heart out after the discovery of Ocepechelon...


I apologize for the inactivity of the last... years, itīs just that when I have nothing to report, I donīt report at all. I just stay on my other account, the one where I can just draw the newest dinosaurs. I havenīt drawn anything new for this "No K-T Project" in years and all those new turnovers in paleontology force me to redesign even what little Iīd already uploaded. This wonīt happen anytime soon (I am really lazy, and doing fictional field guides for several continents in multiple eras is tedious and gets boring after enough animals in similar ecological niches). Iīve also decided to axe several animals that havenīt even gotten their fact files yet, including - sadly - the "Boar-Saurs", the tusked quadrupedal heterodontosaurs that were supposed to mimic Primevalīs monstrosity of a Kaprosuchus. Itīs just that with sebecosuchians being so widespread in Gondwana, they likely inhabited Africa, too, and they likely kept any dinosaur from trying to enter a quadrupedal medium-predator niche. Iīm still undecided whether I should axe the Dodo-Raptors and Scutriches, theyīre some of the few speculative creatures I really didnīt copy from anyone.


This whole Journal was basically just an excuse to comment on the sail-backed Deinocheirus fad :P




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salpfish1 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the faves!
Lediblock2 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016
I wish to invite you to partake in the 30 Day Retrosaur Challenge:…
Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Student General Artist
Say, I noticed your art style is similar to another person I know
DesOrages Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
jahmirwhite Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Do you work on an speculative evolution project?
malevouvenator Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
Thanks for the fave!
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, dein mysteriöser Zweitaccount! :D
DesOrages Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!
malevouvenator Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Hey dude! How a long time! How are you? Thanks for the faves!
Coelotitan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
You´re welcome.

I am fine, but I spend more than 90 % of my time at my other profile, :iconrickraptor105:
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