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 or at least it is until a new discovery renders it outdated.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 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] ).
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?
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.
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.
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.