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Lost Files- Muttaburrasaurus by HodariNundu Lost Files- Muttaburrasaurus by HodariNundu
JURASSIC PARK Los Archivos Perdidos
Epoca: Cretaceo temprano, hace 100 millones de años
Distribucion: Australia
Longitud: 9 metros
Peso: Hasta 4 toneladas
Dieta: Omnivoro
Muttaburrasaurus es un gran ornitopodo semejante al Iguanodon, aunque tiene muchas caracteristicas que lo hacen unico entre los suyos.
Estos dinosaurios suelen vagar en manadas a traves de la selva; estan entre las especies consideradas comop migratorias por los cientificos de InGen, ya que segun la temporada se desplazan de norte a sur y viceversa siguiendo siempre las mismas rutas.
Las manadas suelen estar compuestas por varias hembras con crias y unos cuantos machos, los cuales usualmente tienen el mismo rango. No obstante, en epoca de apareamiento los machos se vuelven mas agresivos que de costumbre y suelen exhibirse ruidosamente, rugiendo e inflando las bolsas de piel roja que tienen en el hocico. En algunos casos las peleas se vuelven violentas, y los Muttaburrasaurus usan su pico de bordes cortants para morderse entre si.
Las hembras ponen sus huevos en algun lugar proximo al agua y colaboran para mantener alejados a los posibles ladrones de nidos. Los machos no suelen ocuparse de los nidos, pero toleran a los jovenes y los defienden cuando son amenazados por algun depredador.
Los Muttaburrasaurus son animales confiados y rara vez huyen en desbandada como otros ornitopodos; ante un enemigo, los adultos se colocan frente a las crias e intentan intimidar al depredador con rugidos y con sus vistosas bolsas nasales. Si todo esto falla, pueden usar sus colas y sus puas de las manos para contraatacar.
TRIVIA: El Muttaburrasaurus es muy inusual entre los ornitopodos porque es parcialmente carnivoro; al parecer disfruta mucho la carne y suele alimentarse de carroña cuando la encuentra. Tambien puede cazar algunas presas faciles, como lo demuestran los archivos de Jurassic Park, segun los cuales uno de los primeros Muttaburrasaurus clonados atacó y masticó a un cuidador antes de ser obligado a retirarse por los sorprendidos guardabosques. Desde entonces se les dijo a todos los cuidadores que procedieran ante el Muttaburrasaurus como lo harian ante un dinosaurio carnivoro.

Age: Early Cretaceous, 100 mya
Range: Australia
Length: 9 meters
Weight: Up to 4 tons
Diet: Omnivore
Muttaburrasaurus is a large ornithopod similar to Iguanodon, although it has many features that make it unique among its kind.
These dinosaurs usually roam the jungle in herds; it is considered as migratory, since travel always from south to north and the other way around following the same routes.
Herds are usually made of several females with young and a few males, which usually have the same rank. However, during mating season males become more aggressive than usual and have intimidation duels, roaring loudly and inflating the red colored skin sacs in their noses. The fights sometimes become violent and the Muttaburrasaurus use their sharp edged beak to bite each other.
Females lay their eggs somewhere near water, and they cooperate to keep potential nest robbers away. Males don´t take care of nests but they tolerate the young and even defend them when they are attacked by a predator.
Muttaburrasaurus are confident animals and they rarely stampede; when attacked, the adults get in front of the young and try to intimidate the predator with roars and nose-sac exhibitions. If this fails, they can use their tails and hand spikes to strike back.
TRIVIA: Muttaburrasaurus is unusual among ornithopods because it is partially carnivorous; it seems to enjoy meat a lot, and it feeds on carrion whenever it finds it. It can also hunt easy prey, as confirmed by some Jurassic Park archives according to which one of the first cloned Muttaburrasaurus attacked and chewed on a keeper before being forced to retreeat by the surprised park rangers.
From that point on, keepers were told to proceed before Muttaburrasaurus as they would do before a meat eating dinosaur.

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firecatsrule Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
little kids say it as muttaBUTTasaurs when they see the wording. lol
ElSqiubbonator Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
It's Australian. Of COURSE it's going to be dangerous.
Aloodonguy67 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Artist
Muttaburrasaurus FTW!!!!!!!
2195Razielim Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:love: fellow Australians
not-an-artist4251997 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
kinda looks like my step dad with a mustash
Adalays Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Hello HodariNundu.
I love your work, it is really well made. I am fan of your dino-descriptions which are realy intelligent and "reallistic".
Before to continue, just know I am french, so my english is poor XD
You made of Muttaburrasaurus a partially carnivorous dinosaur. Why not? It is in fact very possible. We have in our real world some strange cratures, like the Panda, a bamboo-eating carnivorous.
I think you read some articles about an australian big predator who laid footprints, running after smalls herbivorous. Paleontologists were amazed when they discovered these predators' footprints should belong to Muttaburasaurus. A carnivorous Iguanodon!
I also think if this will be true, Australia will be the best place for a so unusual animal, helped by its insular isolation.
Hey man, just continue! I want to read more of your Lost Files. I'm sure you were amazed by Concavenator' look, by exemple, and I would like to read your theories^^
survivor-127 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
looks like this defenitely coins the phrase: more than meets the eye's (lame transformers reference i know).

Fireshadow01 Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know why you stated that it eats meat.I have read about them and the book says that the back teeth are made for slicing not for chewing.We'll never know.
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ShadowRebirth37 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lmfao!! Hehe. It eats meat. ^-^

Bet that gave the keepers a hell of a wake-up call when the thing charged out and ate someone. I could just picture one saying "What the hell?! It's a plant eater, so why the hell is it chewing on Bob?!"

Sorry, couldn't resist. ^^:

But, this is fantastic! I love how you're doing all the dinos that were edited from JP, and personally, all the dinos I wish were in the movies.

Say, you ought to do Baryonx and Suchomimus Terensis, and maybe Carnatoris!

I love all these!! ^-^
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