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The Lost Files- Maiasaura by HodariNundu The Lost Files- Maiasaura by HodariNundu
JURASSIC PARK Los Archivos Perdidos
Maiasaura
Epoca: Cretaceo tardio, hace 74 millones de años
Distribucion: Norteamerica
Longitud: 7 metros
Peso: Hasta 3.8 toneladas
Dieta: Herbivoro
Maiasaura es un herbivoro muy gregario perteneciente al grupo de los pico de pato, o hadrosaurios. Se distingue por su cabeza de forma extraña y una pequeña cresta roja sobre los ojos.
Machos y hembras son muy similares. Estos dinosaurios son bastante pacificos y algo nerviosos; en circunstancias normales huyen a la menor señal de peligro, a menudo formando estampidas; si bien las manadas suelen pastar cerca de otros dinosaurios herbivoros, es raro que se separen mucho unos de otros.
Como todos los hadrosaurios, los Maiasaura confian principalmente en la velocidad para escapar de depredadores como el T-Rex; no obstante, si se ven atacados pueden defenderse con violentos golpes de su cola. Son completamente vegetarianos y necesitan hasta 120 kilos de alimento todos los dias. En epoca de reproduccion, las hembras construyen nidos en forma de monticulo en los que ponen hasta 50 huevos, y ambos padres se turnan para proteger el nido de los ladrones de huevos; es muy dificil alejar a un Maiasaura de su nido, y normalmente solo se separan de el cuando el otro padre regresa y toma el relevo.
Las crias nacen bastante indefensas, por lo que anidar en colonias es una forma de protegerlas de los depredadores. A menudo los Maiasaura eligen un lugar poco accesible para anidar, por ejemplo una isla en medio de un lago, cosa que ha sido reportada en isla Sorna, donde existe una buena población reproductora de Maiasaura.
Sus llamados consisten principalmente en cortos llamados semejantes a trompetazos, y algunos sonidos que han sido descritos como "inquietantes" por los observadores. Los adultos emiten unos sonidos semejantes a los de los cocodrilos para tranquilizar a sus crias.
TRIVIA: Al igual que muchos otros dinosaurios, los Maiasaura recien nacidos reconocen a la primera criatura que ven. Incluso en medio de una manada de cientos, los Maiasaura jovenes pueden reconocer a sus padres perfectamente. Se ha reportado sin embargo que los Maiasaura extraviados son a menudo "adoptados" por otros adultos.
INOFENSIVO A MENOS QUE SE LE PROVOQUE

JURASSIC PARK The Lost Files
Maiasaura
Age: Late Cretaceous, 74 mya
Range: North America
Length: 7 meters
Weight: Up to 3.8 tons
Diet: Herbivore
Maiasaura is a very gregarious herbivore belonging to the duckbilled, or hadrosaur group. It is easily recognized because of its strange shaped head and a small red crest over the eyes.
Males and females are very similar. These dinosaurs are quite peaceful and somewhat nervous; in normal circumstances they run away at the slightest sign of danger, often stampeding. Although herds can graze near other herbivore dinosaurs, it is rare that they get too separated from their own kind.
Like all hadrosaurs, Maiasaura rely on their speed to escape predators like T-Rex; however, if they are cornered they can defend themselves with violent blows from their tail. They are completely vegetarian and need up to 120 kgs of food each day.
During breeding season, females build mound shaped nests and lay up to 50 eggs. Both parents take turns to protect the nest from egg robbers; it is very difficult to drive a Maiasaura away from its nest and they normally only leave it when the other parent returns and takes over.
The young are born helpless, so nesting in colonies is a way to protect them from predators; often, Maiasaura will pick an inaccesible place to nest, such as an island in the middle of a lake, something that has been reported from Isla Sorna (where there is a large reproductive population of Maiasaura).
Its calls are mainly short honking sounds, and some soiunds that have been described as "disturbing" by researchers. The adults produce some crocodile-like sounds to tranquilize their young.
TRIVIA: Like many other dinosaurs, newborn Maiasaura recognize the first creature they see. They can recognize their parents even in a herd made of hundreds of animals. It has been confirmed that orphaned Maiasaura are often "adopted" by other adults.
HARMLESS UNLESS PROVOKED

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:iconaloodonguy67:
Aloodonguy67 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Artist
The mother lizard!!!!!
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mexicanzilla Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
espero que no pase lo que pasa con algunos pinguinos emperador que tratan de adoptar a un huevo o un pichon
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survivor-127 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
nice!

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HA HA HA I'M ALIVE!
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Skulldown Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
how do you colour it up
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008   General Artist
In Photoshop... but I'm no expert :blush:
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:iconmaleiva:
Maleiva Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Tus ilustraciones son muy visitadas y favoreteadas ;)
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008   General Artist
:D Los dinosaurios no han perdido su atractivo...
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:iconmaleiva:
Maleiva Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Si ;)
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encune Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Student General Artist
Wow, it's so beautiful.
This has to earn an *instafav*, definatly!
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:icontroodonkid2007:
TroodonKid2007 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
=D donde hay maiasauras hay :icontroodonkid2007:
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