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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 Jul 21, 2014  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 Aug 19, 2014
Reminder! I am a dummy! 
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, no such luck I'm afraid. I just got back from vacation and have a glut of work (this is actually a good thing - I have to pay for that vacation somehow!) to get done before I start teaching and school again in a week. At this point we're looking at late October or November probably. I'm sorry - I know you're interested and the scaled vertebrae from the monograph look interesting (though not perfectly in articulation FWIW), but it's going to have to wait until things are under control here. :(
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bLAZZE92 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
It's fine, I can wait and I appreciate your help. :)

btw if you have time could you tell me where I got the articulation wrong? thanks haha
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bLAZZE92 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
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 Jul 21, 2014  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 Jul 22, 2014
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 Jul 22, 2014  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 Jul 22, 2014
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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