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Delapparentia turolensis by Durbed Delapparentia turolensis by Durbed
Recently described iguanodontid from Early Cretaceous Spain, and sister taxa to I. bernissartensis. A rather huge ornithopod, apparently, -up to 10 meters as estimated by the few known bones- and probably the biggest iguanodontid known til date.
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Franchescco Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Very Nice, also I think it was one of the largest iguanodontid but probably Lurdusaurus, Lanzhousaurus, and Iguanodon was larger.
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Durbed Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Thanks! The paleontologists who described it stated that it appears to be like 13% larger than Iguanodon bernissartensis. Thats rather damn big, really close to Lannzhousaurus. Lurdusaurus was technically shorter but probably had more mass than those two, indeed...
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Franchescco Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Yeh, also if they were estimating the size of Delapparentia by comparing it to the largest Iguanodon specimens, which were 43ft long and may have attained a mass of 8 tonnes, then it would make Delappartentia 48ft long and 12 tonnes. If they compare it to an average sized Iguanodon, which was 33ft long and would have weighed 5 tons , then Delappartentia would be from 33 to 38ft long and would have attained a weight of 5 to 7 tons.

What ever the case this guy was "HUGE!"
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Durbed Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
That seems accurate. Ornithopods are on average quite heavier that theropods of the same size, specially iguanodontids and duckbills. And the later could get really, really big...

Now Im regretting making this guy so "gracile". Probably the limbs should look like a more robust morph of I. Bernissartensis, with broader metatarsals and forearms...maybe in the colored version Ill fix this...:D
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Franchescco Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
I am glad someone else agrees, and it depends on the Theropod species but yeah they might be heavier on average( since Iguandontians were not strictly bipedal). ;)

Hey why don't you just do a revision and add color to it. Act as if you just colored it. And I might take a shotr at drawing this guy and many others soon.
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Durbed Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
That I will! :)
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Franchescco Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Great!..:)
Be sure to look for mine
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very cool! Love the texture and shading.
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Durbed Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Thanks. :)
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