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Fisher King revisited by ScottHartman Fisher King revisited by ScottHartman
I got access to better scaling and photographiv documentation of the Spinosaurus type specimen, so along with Jaimie Headden's observation [link] that one of the presumed sacrals was actually an anterior caudal, I set out to revisit Spinosaurus.

Of course much is still unknown, but with the help of Irritator (including Angaturama) and related animals like Baryonyx and Suchomimus I feel like the general proportions are probably about correct, although there is room for uncertainty in the pectoral girdle, forelimbs, and (to a lesser extent) hindlimbs.

Edit: Tweaked the scaling on the head, as well as the rate of drop-off in the distal caudals. Ironically the animal stays about the same length, but the slightly smaller head will have consequences for people trying to estimate the length of the longest specimens.

Edit 2: Now with actual update.
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thedinorocker Featured By Owner 1 day ago
After the little Pic of the new Spinosaurus Mount (the Sereno s one), lot of people focus the attention on that (short?) legs, similar to Majungasaurus proportions, but for me is more interesting the neural spine anatomy in fact if that Mount is correct we should reinterpretate the holotype material with the taller vert as presacral....
what do you think?
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
I'm reserving judgement until I see the paper.
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PedroSalas Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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thedinorocker Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
After the recent post on "the bite stuff" (the good the bad and the Spinosaurus) I just re-study the Spinosaurus head. 
using Yours updated one from your blog as base and putting on the fossil of rostrum and partially dentary I had to admit Olotype and Dal Sasso's specimen appear to be as near as the same size!


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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yup.
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thedinorocker Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
:)
If you want I can send to you my little diagram, or IF for you it is ok I can post here on DA...
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Send it along and I'll take a look.
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thedinorocker Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
All right... What s your Email ?
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You can find it on my website (also a contact form) at www.skeletaldrawing.com. Either that or PM me (I don't want to post it for spam scraping).
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thedinorocker Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Done, you have it :)
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