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Allosaurus fragilis by TheMorlock Allosaurus fragilis by TheMorlock
The Common Allosaur is a famous carnosaur from late Jurassic North America. It is an ambush predator, and preys mainly on ornithopods like Camptosaurus, but will occasionally take sauropods. Carnosaurs do not hunt in organized packs, but will sometimes teem up on large prey in a similar way to Komodo Dragons (Varanus komodoensis).

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Colouration based on the Lion.

Skeletal reference: [link]
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:iconikechi1:
Ikechi1 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess I'm going to have to start feathering Allosaurs especially with the discovery of a feathered Megalosaur
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:iconthemorlock:
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah. :)
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:iconikechi1:
Ikechi1 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm, this should be tricky to work around
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titanlizard Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Cool, I think every theropod had feathers
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Ramedlev Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  New member
Yeah, at least every late theropod
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Cool. A lot of people get whiny when they see big carnosaurs with plumage.
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titanlizard Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
We know based on sciuromimus, not only the coelurosaurs (t.rex and raptor,etc) but the carnosaurs had feathers too
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daisaspy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Even though Sciurimimus is a coelurosaur.

So, feather them only, just to be safe.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah. The Jurassic Park fanboys must be taking that hard.
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AmericanRaptor Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually heard somewhere that Allosaurus Skin impressions were found, but no signs of feathers. I'll see if I can find the article.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Ok.
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AmericanRaptor Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I found one article. [link]
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student General Artist
I did some research (which means I talked to :iconsmnt2000: about it) and it turns out birds have similar bumps under their feathers. They're actually not scales.
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AmericanRaptor Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Let me guess, the whole "Early Archosaurs had feathers" thing right? I actually see a problem there. I found out from a friend that if a feathered dinosaur has descendants that lost their plumage, scales won't grow back. The reason why I mentioned this is because if early archosaurs had feathers, there shouldn't be armored animals like crocodiles, ceratosaurs, ceratopsids, titanosaurs, and ankylosaurs. I'm gonna need more evidence before I can consider it frankly.
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Book-Rat Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   General Artist
I've also heard that lost plumage can't return, but I'm not at all certain it's true. In birds, there are plenty of examples of species with feathered legs(owls and fancy pigeons and chickens are the first to come to mind). The entire bird group lost its leg feathers ages ago, so the assumption has flaws.

Even aside from leg scales/feathers, in certain fancy chicken breeds the bald facial skin is replaced with feathers. That too was lost long ago, as can be seen with the ancestral species and all the close relatives(prairie chickens, for example), but with freak mutations ended up restored.

So... :shrug:
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconsmnt2000: says:
"Yes and no. You don't have to confuse between scales and bony armors. They're two different things.
The same reasoning can be applied to mammals. Is it true that a mammal that loses his fur can't develop an armour? No. Glyptodonts and armadillos (and some ground sloths too), while not completely "naked", show us that osteoderms can be present in the skin of some animals even if they are or they are not "furred" and feathered."
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student General Artist
I've heard about that actually. However, I've also heard that crocodiles have a dormant feather gene, so it's hard to say.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Hmmm. Interesting.
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DarthGojira Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
I like the coloration, but I can't say I'm a fan of the feathers
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student General Artist
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TyrannosaurusPrime Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Nice.:) So do you think that carnosaurs also had protofeathers? ;)
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I think it's quite likely that the common ancestor of all dinosaurs had protofeathers, and that they were homologous with pterosaur pycnofibres. [link]
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TyrannosaurusPrime Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
On an unrelated note, have you seen this paper? [link] ;)
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:iconthemorlock:
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
No, I haven't. I'll have to read that.
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TyrannosaurusPrime Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Ok.:)
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TyrannosaurusPrime Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
I see.:)
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Angela239 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmmm I like the downy feathers, a very interesting way to see an allosaur.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you. :) Thanks for the fave, too.
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Angela239 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome. I love dinosaurs ^.^
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