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Majungasaurus Mating Display by nemo-ramjet Majungasaurus Mating Display by nemo-ramjet
So, those wibbly little arms do serve a purpose, after all...

This was a "glorified sketch" I'd prepared with John Conway for his "All Yesterdays" presentation, about new insights on how dinosaurs might have looked. Too bad my real-life affairs kept me from participating further into this project.

Here, I'm speculating on possible wattles, scales and fleshy bits that might adorn the face of Majungasaurus, a majorly weird abelisaur. Majungasaurus also possessed a bony dome on top of its skull, here I imagined this structure as the base of a big, keratinous helmet-horn.

Another speculation I entertained was the possible use of abelisaurs' tiny arms for intra-spesific displays.
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:iconlordofstamps:
LordOfstamps Featured By Owner Edited Jan 1, 2015
Those arms are just lol-worthy. Still, this was one of my favorite reconstruction in All Yesterdays.
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ThisGuyDraws Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  New member Student Artist
This was one of my favorite reconstructions in the book. I love the way it highlights how bizarre this dinosaur might have looked. I also like the lines you create to simulate texture.
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AlexaMORO Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*HUUUUG*
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Paraceratherium Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
wow a theropod with even tinier arms than Carnotaurus. Wonder if they can lift 200+ lbs like T-rex.
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Rexyf Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this picture, he's so adorable looking. I do wonder though, would he actually be able to rear back to such an extent? Not a criticism, just a question.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
I had the same self-criticism after finishing this picture - it has to break its hip sockets to be able to rear this high...

However, kangaroo-balancing on the tail might also be possible.
Or perhaps we can assume this is a longer legged variety of abelisaur?
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Rexyf Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh. Aye, it seems to fall into that area of "nothing says it could, but nothing says it couldn't" btw, love the wattles. I never see those on dinosaur reconstructions, with the exception of the occasional spinosaurid for some reason.
I've recently been thinking of bioluminescant patches on ceratopsian frills. It's pretty out there I know, but I don't think the fossil evidence says it's impossible, and it'd just be a total trip, seeing frills light up like lightning bugs. lol.
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raven-amos Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
"I love you this much...ok, maybe a little more than that..."
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ShinyAquaBlueRibbon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I would hug him. Yup.
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200napkins Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Let's see that throat-sack extended!
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Actually, now I think that the extremely rugose surfaces of abelisaur skulls may have sported big, hard beaks or similar weird structures....
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200napkins Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Filmographer
It's an interesting possibly - but looking at a crocodile's skull, you might think the same thing and yet, NOTHING! Only warty scales.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Very, very true... which might mean that the entire "look very hard and you can see the integument" game might be hopeless.

It'd still be cool to see abelisaurs as huge diatryma-crocs on thalidomide, however :)
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200napkins Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
:)
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reminegrest Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Very true, anatomicaly correct, also very dinosaurish. I like it!
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Thanks!
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Orteil Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"I love you thiiiiis much."
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
He looks somehow strangely adorable. Hugs! :lol:

I like the large horn, that's a detail of the skull that has always subtly bothered me.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
I'm also curious about the integument of the snout - the weird, pitted bone there suggests something might be anchored to the it,
I wonder if it was covered in beak-like slabs of keratin, intense, acne-like scutes, or fleshy folds of skin, like a turkey. Of course it might always be "blank" and pretty regular.
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Singemeister Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
I know he's meant to be looking for a mate, but all I can see is a massive need for hugs.
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tassietyger Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Student General Artist
They probably play Marco Polo with the hens.
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RajaHarimau98 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice job, nemo. :D Love it. So what are some of the other animals of All Yesterdays? I've heard of the tree-climbing protoceratops, the wobbegong-like plesiosaurs, and the majungasaur. What else are there?
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Thanks!

There was a sauropod rolling in the mud, ouranosaurus with a hump instead of a sail, a centipede munching on an anurognathid - among other weird wonders :)
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RajaHarimau98 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, I see. I've always been able to imagine species of arthropods (like Nephila jurassica) eating small dinosaurs and pterosaurs. :D Sounds like some very interesting ideas!
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vasix Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I quite do think of agreeing with you on this one.....no reason that the measly, babyish horn of Majungasaurus couldn't have had a bigger and tougher, rougher structure atop it.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Thanks!
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vasix Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! Nice to see dinosaurs in various perspectives!
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arteast07 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't pass this up.
I have a big head and little arms.
Awesome picture by the way.
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AJTalon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student Writer
Kind of resembles a crocodile...
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Fingertier Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Glad to see your dinosaur illustration!
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commander-salamander Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
All I can say is bring on the brightly coloured armpits!
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Or palms?
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commander-salamander Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh you're good.
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whalewithlegs Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student General Artist
seconded!
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DeroAgent73 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Majungasaurus was one supremely goofy-looking abelisaurid, from all the various reconstructions I've seen. I think this might actually be one of the more restrained.
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Camelotia Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
FREE HUG! :)
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KriegsaffeNo9 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
It's all, "c'mon, gimmie a hug." And given it's a mating display that hug will swiftly evolve into something not meant for the eyes of man.

Possibly involving that suggestive-looking bumphorn.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
As Denver the Last Dinosaur's theme song goes: "...My best friend and a whole lot more..."
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KriegsaffeNo9 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Shows me a world I never saaaaaw befoh my God why do I remember this
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
It's adorably derpy.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
:)
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Whachamacallit1 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Oh yeah, I remember hearing this on Tet. Zoo! I must ask, is the name "All Yesterdays" actually based off your "All Tomorrows"?
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
I don't think so, I think the name refers to "all possible visions of the past" or something like this.
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Whachamacallit1 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Aww, that's not nearly as cool...
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Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Weird and wonderful. I would love to see other glorified sketches like this ;)
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
I love you
You love me
we're a loving
fam
i
lyyyyy
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
This arms are so cuuuuuuuuuute =)
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