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Carnotaurus is a mouth with legs by ScottHartman Carnotaurus is a mouth with legs by ScottHartman
Seriously - I feel like it's a caricature of a real theropod.

Of course all abelisaurs are weird. The lower legs and much of the tail are restored after Aucasaurus, but otherwise it's a remarkably complete specimen.

For those who don't know, this guy was also found with extensive skin impressions. Scales on this one! That included irregular rows of large non-bony scute-like scales down the top and sides of the animal.
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Djake Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you ever considered posting your images at a larger size?  There have been a few cases (such as the maxilla-facial layout and forelimbs here, or the hip structure in some of your Apatosaurs) where I would love to get a closer look at the workings.
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
On my website I occasionally post them larger. At some point I'll probably do some sort of web booklet with higher resolution images, but I'm totally out of extra time these days. 
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Djake Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know the feeling.
Size aside, I'm still a bit in awe of these images.  They're appreciated.
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FrostyWaters Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Carnotaurus would have a hard time clapping like that ;)
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CindyAA Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
is it on a museum, where Could I see it? *_* sorry, I'm ignorant for this subject, I just want to see those skins impressions you told
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
At one point I believe a cast of some of the impressions were on display at the LACM. Yet despite having just been there last year during SVP I can't recall offhand if that is still on display in the overhauled displays. Otherwise I presume the originals are housed (and possibly displayed) at the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales in Argentina. There's also a photo or two in the Czerkas 1997 paper in the Dinofest volume.
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are there any estimates about how fast this guy was? I've heard lots of stuff but I have no idea what to believe...
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Liamythesh Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never knew it had such a long neck and tiny head. You always see it restored wrong I guess with a really big head.
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I think some illustrations may be influenced by the villain in Disney's Dinosaur.
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Liamythesh Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably.
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bLAZZE92 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Do you know where can I find good photos of the skin impressions? I have Bonaparte et al. (1990) but I can't really make out what I'm seeing in figure 37 haha

btw Juares-Valieri et al. (2010) and Novas et al. (2013) suggested that the femur would have been shorter than the 103cm it was originally reconstructed, if it was indeed shorter, will that affect the legs of your skeletal?
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PedroSalas Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Artist
Carnotaurus are great common for my drawing!:)
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Gojira5000 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Out of Albertosaurus, Daspletosaurus and a parity-sized Carnotaurus, who would win in an arm-wrestling contest? :P
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
One of the tyrannosaurs, because Carnotaurus couldn't really even flex its elbow or wrist through the necessary arcs.
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Darcygagnon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Too bad, they didn't find any more specimens of Carnotaurus, just a single skeleton, with skin impression on it.
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Agreed - it's always frustrating when you can't get ahold of additional specimens (it also makes it impossible to even try to answer questions about whether there is gender-based variation, etc.).
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henrik9470 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
are you in Dinosaur revolution?
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Among other shows, yes.
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henrik9470 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks, my class said that i was crazy :(
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know how your sanity stacks up, but your powers of observation and recognition seem to be fine ;)
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henrik9470 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
when it comes to dinosaur there is nothing sane with me but otherwise ;)
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Wynterhawke07 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"Scales on this one! That included irregular rows of large non-bony scute-like scales down the top and sides of the animal." ... and yet I've seen artwork depicting Carnotaurus with feathers.
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it seems very unlikely that there were any feathers at all on Carnotaurus. Whether that would preclude close relatives that were "wooly" is a separate issue, but at least for this taxa you get a scaly rather than fuzzy beastie.
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Wynterhawke07 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, funny you should reply now. I just found this in my inbox.
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeesh! That's, um, not what the skin impressions show :(
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Wynterhawke07 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, that's what I said.
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diskotanz Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
them baby arms! dftgyduewdg too cute~

i mean, probably totally not cute in person most likely, given he'd eat you alive but hey.
baby arms.
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
At least you'd have something to enjoy during your last few moments of consciousness.
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AVP-DEVIANT-THANE Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Hello again I would just like to know why I never see you post skeletal recontructions on the internet showing the top view, back view, front view etc. Do you not do those views in you're reconstructions and just do the side of the animal?
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diskotanz Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
true. "teh - oh"
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2195Razielim Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I often think that the comment on Jurassic Fight Club is correct in saying due to the lack of skeletons found their form may be due to genetic mutation from inbreeding
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure why inbreeding would result in fewer fossils - mutant skeletons are just as likely to fossilize as any other skeleton. I think the more likely explanation is that South America has been fairly successful at protecting their fossils against poaching, but has a lot less professional paleontologists in the field than North America and China.
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2195Razielim Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree with the documentary's theory that the Abelisauridaes skeletal structures may of been due to the small population their odd skulls and tiny arms along with almost caricature body limb proportions stocky hindlimbs and extensive ornamentation of the skull bones, with grooves and pits cold of derived from mutation of a inbreed gen pool we see it after many generations of animals today
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bubblekirby Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
How much of carnotaurus are skin impressions known from?
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dinosaurusbrazil Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As a drawing reference use it, I will :yoda:
Just kidding, but, now, talking seriuosly, Can I use this amazing drawing as a reference for another?
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome to use it as a basis for a life reconstruction.
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dinosaurusbrazil Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
I am working in a series called "dinosaurs in South America", which will have all the dinosaurs that lived on my continent (113, as far as I know)
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sounds cool, I'll keep an eye out for them.
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dinosaurusbrazil Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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wonton2 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
i always wondered if this guy may have fullfilled the same role as hyenas do today. the short muzzle usually indicating a bonebreaker, and the lack of front limbs, it's arms are shorter then even tyranosours. anyway good work.
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

The slender lower jaw and the somewhat slender teeth don't match up with the hyena/bonebreaker model.
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wonton2 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
HMMM interesting maybe it was a pack hunter taking chunks of flesh out of larger animals bleeding them to death?

no matter it's a very cool form nature decided to take on here.
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Agreed - this was actually one of the more satisfying skeletals I've done in years. And as happens so often with these, I actually had really low expectations when I started it.
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malevouvenator Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Poor carnotaurus they are very...stumpy! Looks very different from years ago. Great work!
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PaleoJoe Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
By the way A-MAZING
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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PaleoJoe Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome.
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PaleoJoe Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Is there only one skeleton that has ever been found
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