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Walker's heavy claw by ScottHartman Walker's heavy claw by ScottHartman
Baryonyx wasn't the first spinosaurid found, but it went a long ways in clarifying what these sorts of theropods looked like and ate. And it turns out they ate fish - although like modern crocodilians, Baryonyx almost certainly ate anything else it could get a hold of too (both fish scales and iguanodont bones were found in its stomach).
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bLAZZE92 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
May I ask how you scaled the vertebral column? I'm trying to scale the figures in Charig and Milner (1997) using the measurements in table 1 and they are turning up smaller, specially the dorsals, of course I could have scaled them completely wrong.
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
You can ask, but I won't be able to answer any time soon - I'm afraid I did the scaling about 15 years ago and I will have to find my notes and measurements to check. I do recall having some trouble with the measurements in Charig and Milner, and I ended up having to rely on photographs of the specimen that I took to supplement it. If you're really lucky I might be able to get to this in the third week of August (so maybe drop a reminder around then?), otherwise we could be looking at 2015 before I have time.

Sorry!
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bLAZZE92 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I'll be sure to drop a reminder by then, thanks!

btw, this is the size I got it (link), it's about 82% of the one suggested by the scalebar in your skeletal.
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
I added the scale bar much later, so it's also possible that's where the error is. Hopefully we'll get to see soonish.
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bLAZZE92 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Hopefully yes, thanks! btw, do you gave it 13 dorsals? your Suchomimus and Spinosaurus have 14 right? another difference I see is that I got the posterior dorsal proportionally smaller so while I used 14 they more or less fit in length with the 13 you used if scaled to only 82% the size suggested by the scalebar.
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
I dont' know if you are looking at older versions of my Spinosaurus and Suchomimus reconstructions, but they all have 13 dorsals.
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bLAZZE92 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
No I wasn't but I counted as dorsal a cervical, your Baryonyx still has one less dorsal no? or not mmm, do your Baryonyx and Suchomimus have 22 presacral vertebrae? or am I now taking a dorsal as a sacral? haha
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PedroSalas Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Megalosaurid Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
What is quite surprisng to me is the fact that Baryonyx seems to be the only spinosaurid so far you have restored that has the standart proportions of the typical theropods, It has a quite long tail and fairly long legs.
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Blank11111 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Since spinosaurs had slinder jaws and predominantly ate fish, they're often regarded as having weak jaws. However, crocodilians have very similarly shaped jaws and occupy similar niches, and yet their jaws are quite powerful. Considering this, is it that far-fetched to suggest that spinosaurs did as well?
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