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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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Nothing really new here, just another version of our friend Big Al. This is my new "official" Allosaurus fragilis... or at least it is until a new discovery renders it outdated. Occupational hazard. Colouration still more or less based on the lion, but I put some ostrich in there too.

Thanks to :iconsmnt2000: for the suggestions.

I'm still to chicken to give my large theropods lips.

Based on a skeletal restoration by the great Scott Hartman (well, obviously, because it's just a tweaked version of this [link] ).
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daisaspy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
It's lovely and all, but I think you are spreading the bracket for a fuzzy covering a bit too much...
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student General Artist
The feathering was based on Sciurimimus, but then Sciurimimus turned out to be a ceolursaur, so it's abit outdated.
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Sinornithosaurus Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a really nice Allosaurus you got there...

... would be a shame if something were to happen to it >:)
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks. :) Is something going to happen to it?
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Sinornithosaurus Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehehehe :)

Maybe...

Check my gallery in later today :)
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student General Artist
You don't seem to have any deviations.
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Sinornithosaurus Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok, try now :)
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A feathered Allosaurus, yay! 
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
:)
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Dino-Mario Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely feathers
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks. :)
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Artist
I see you have a inspiration of Yutyrannus's snout crest and even the fully grown proto-feather style!:)
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
With all the awesome detail here, it seems wrong to mention something I dislike, but somehow the white fluffy cheeks make it look more like a small animal.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student General Artist
There's a bit of that, I'll admit, but if he was bearing down on you, would you care?
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grisador Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Wow ! Cool Picture !
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks. :)
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grisador Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Hello Morlock !
I must ask you a few things about Allosaurus.
I read at wikipedia a few of them found together so do they really aren't hunted in packs?
And if dinosaurs're more closely to birds and crocodiles; why their behaviore assimilated to a newly evolved lizard/varan species like komodo dragons?
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Well, there's no direct evidence of pack-hunting, and mob behavior is also known in birds, not just Komodo Dragons.
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grisador Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Thanks for answering.
Wow ! I doesnt known the bird part ! (Since I see most of them in groups I thought they're social) (Not sure about crocodiles :( )
But their footprints founded alongside eachother isn't that enough for a proof?
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student General Artist
It's proof of social behaviour of some kind, but that doesn't necessarily imply cooperative hunting. Harris Hawks are social predatory theropods do hunt cooperatively.
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grisador Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
You're right.
But it seens like no one'll never be sure. I personally believe some dinosaurs're very intelligent (İncluding big theropods like allosaurus)
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah, it's fun to speculate on behaviour.
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Admittedly, Allosaurus looks pretty badass with feathers; although I'm not sure I'd plume it so extensively considering it's a bit distanced from Coelurosauria. Believe me, I want hard evidence that theropods outside of Coelurosauria were feathered too. Unfortunately, Sciurumimus' dubious position within Megalosauroidea isn't substantial enough for me.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Ah. Well, we'll see.
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Mesozoic0906 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
[link]

Sorry... I found this just several minutes ago.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student General Artist
"2-3 mm in diameter"? Those are pretty tiny scales. If they're that small, I don't see how they couldn't just be "goosebumps" like birds have when you remove the feathers. Feathers often rot off when an animal decays.
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Gojira5000 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, a small skin sample on a small portion of the animal's surface, SURELY MORLOCK HAS TO MAKE THE ALLOSAURUS SCALY AND LIZARD-LIKE!

It's a small skin sample, it's still possible for it to have integument elsewhere, like Tyrannosaurus rex probably did. And since Yutyrannus huali is the same size as Allosaurus fragillis, I think it's possible Allosaurus had feathers.

One skin sample =/= The skin of the whole body. Birds have scales on their feet, so obviously if we found fossilized bird skin samples from the feet, we'd go say they were all completely scaly, right? No, we wouldn't. Phylogenetic bracketing is ALWAYS more prevalent in palaeontology. Since most all coelurosaurs and ornithschians had filamentous structures, it's possible, if not likely, all dinosaurs aside from sauropods had filamentous structures in life.
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Mesozoic0906 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Keep your voice down. I'm not featherphobia.

Of course you can put feather else where. I do.

But as I remember hearing about allosaurus scale found along the back from the facebook of some paleontologist, I am wary.

I don't think allosaurus didn't have any fibers. But more like it was mostly scaled. I will find more about allosaurus's scale back. And please, keep your manner.
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am sorry, the article did not say they were on the back, but on "The left side of the body...". 
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Mesozoic0906 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013

Grays-raptor-flock/ Thanks for commenting. I nearly forget to answer these comments.

 

TheMorlock/ I found more.. And there was a words saying "a 30 square centimeter skin impression was found on juvenile allosaurus's left side."

 

As much as my liking for feathers, I think it is important to know and use most information of fossil evidence. It is not as simple as feathers good, scales bad..

 

However, I don't go aginst allosaurus with some feathers.

Just.. I think that drawing has too many of it.

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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, if they were scales (which is a good possibility), then he probably does have too much feathers, but it was nice to see a feathered Allosaurus. 
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student General Artist
:) Thanks.
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