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Tyrannosaurus rex by HodariNundu Tyrannosaurus rex by HodariNundu
Un T-Rex le recuerda a los carroņeros que el rey siempre come primero.

A T-Rex reminds the scavengers that the king always eats first.
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:iconwdghk:
WDGHK Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Even if he was covered in feathers the Tyrant lizard king will always be awesome.
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TarbosaurusBatar Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What are the Pterosaurs?
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:iconkomodozilla:
Komodozilla Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
He may no longer be the biggest, but he will ALWAYS be the baddest.
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:iconacepredator:
acepredator Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Nope.
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:iconleucasaurio:
leucasaurio Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cuanto gore
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:icong0atboy:
G0atboy Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
This is so fucking awesome, you know that don't you?
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:iconthebattycrow:
TheBattyCrow Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:omg: this is so incredibly done! beautiful work, I love it!!
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:iconleozones:
Leozones Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really impressive, congrats!
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011   General Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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:iconsameerprehistorica:
SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist
Cool...Nicely done
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:iconmarsu305:
marsu305 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Student General Artist
haha that leg that falls out of his mouth xD it's a really cool drawing! :D
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:iconphaedrolous:
Phaedrolous Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Student General Artist
You dropped your haunch.
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:iconbeastisign:
beastisign Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student Filmographer
AW man! This is pretty insane! Probably your best so far for the expo!
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011   General Artist
Thanks man! :D Of course it is, it's T-Rex! XD Had to be the coolest one
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:iconbeastisign:
beastisign Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student Filmographer
lol not just because it's T-rex, but because it's got a fricken leg flying out of it's mouth. XD
But yeah, mostly because it's t-rex.
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xenomorph01 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Sweet!
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:iconhyperzergling:
HyperZergling Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Ironically, T-Rex is actually a scavenger itself.
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:iconamericanraptor:
AmericanRaptor Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would doubt that. I'd say it was an opprotunist, something like a hyena, besides, rotting flesh isn't as nutritious as live game.
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hyphenatedsuperhero Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hardly.
Almost all carnivores are scavengers, you know. Facultative scavengers. Which means dead meat is a far easier meal than a living prey. But it also means they won't limit themselves to lie around waiting for something to drop dead. If they're hungry, they'll just get up and go kill something. Most modern superpredators act this way and there's no reason to believe something the size of a Tyrannosaurus would just use that sieze and other useful characteristics (binocular vision, for starters) just to act like a gigantic vulture. Plus, there's no irrefutable evidence that it did so.
And, on the other side, we've got plenty of bones from hadrosaurids and ceratopsids that show healed bite marks that almost certainly came from tyrannosaurids. As stated by the man :devhodari-nundu: himself, dead animals don't heal.
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:iconhyperzergling:
HyperZergling Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
I supposed we'll never know whether it was really a hunter or scavenger.
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:iconhyphenatedsuperhero:
hyphenatedsuperhero Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perhaps not. But we're strongly indicated that it actually was an active hunter.
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:iconhyperzergling:
HyperZergling Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
While there is an equal argument that it could also be a scavenger.
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011   General Artist
But we DO know. Why doesn´t anyone care about those healed bite marks? I feel like I'm on crazy pills!!
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:iconhyperzergling:
HyperZergling Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
But the useless arms, leg structure, and small eyes prevent it from really going anywhere.
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:iconhyphenatedsuperhero:
hyphenatedsuperhero Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And yet it got close enough to inflict those bite marks...
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:iconhyperzergling:
HyperZergling Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
That, I admit, is something unexplained.
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011   General Artist
What about common sense? Is common sense banned from debates these days?
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011   General Artist
I guess it makes sense then that during the 2 or 3 million years T-Rex was alive, there was no other large predator in the same time and place to fill the niche of the ACTUAL apex predator.

Terror birds practically didn´t have arms; neither did abelisaurs and neither do modern day birds of prey. Who needs arms when u can kill anything with your jaws? One bite and it's over. Screw arms.
There's plenty of predators today who kill prey with their mouth alone (wolves, crocodiles, sharks, you name it), and none of them has such huge and powerful jaws as T.rex.
As for leg structure, looks like that of a runner to me. Maybe not a cheetah-speedster, but fast nonetheless. And the eyes, they were actually huge; only small if you compare them with the size of the animal. The visual lobe on its brain was very well developed and it had binocular vision. Why is it so difficult to accept T. rex as a predator, I wonder?
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HyperZergling Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
The femur is longer than the tibia, so the T. rex can't run that fast. If you take a look at raptors' legs, it's the opposite. And if it were to run that fast and trip, it wouldn't be able to get back up because of its useless arms. The T. rex also had large olfactory bulbs and nerves, which would allow it to sniff out carcasses.

I'm not saying that it is definitely a scavenger, but this is absolutely debatable.
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TyrannosaurusPrime Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
I suspect you have been reading books or papers by people like John Hutchinson or Jack Horner, who like to think that T. rex was too slow to hunt fast prey (or too slow to hunt, period). These are not very accurate authors, they make some very basic mistakes with dinosaur anatomy.......:shithitsthefan:

Neither of them ever addressed the permanently flex-kneed leg design T .rex shares with all other predatory dinosaurs. Its knees were always designed for running, and its shin and metatarsals were long, providing extra speed. In fact most of bipedal animal's speed comes from the metatarsals, NOT the shin. And on T. rex they are huge. T. rex couldn't straighten its legs like an elephant even if it wanted to! It was permanently built for running. In fact the reduction of its arms also proves it was a runner - it needed smaller arms to reduce the weight in front of the hips as the head became bigger - that way it could keep balanced when chasing prey. In fact, T. rex was actually faster than Giganotosaurus (which is specialized in hunting sauropods). It had stronger leg bones for its mass, and longer legs in comparison to its body. It had to be faster - Triceratops was a fast runner and would flee rather than fight - Triceratops often show bite marks from T. rex on the hips, which means they were probably running away.;)
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AmericanRaptor Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Because people are idiots?
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humondramon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
To quote Mike Nelson from the hit comedy website Rifftrax Planet of the Dinosaurs: Oh Yeah, Tyrant Lizard King Suckahs! :D In fact here's a link from where I got it!:

Here is the link: [link]
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Xlthuathopec Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy Hell that's awesome! =D
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No-one-o1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The awsome awsomness of this awsome picture makes me stand in awe!
(yes, I was waiting to say that xD) *grabs it and escapes to the fav-gallery* :sprint:
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tbdeinc Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
I LOVE THIS!!!
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:iconamericanraptor:
AmericanRaptor Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is freakin' INCREDIBLE!!!
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:iconjurassicmedia:
JurassicMedia Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
This picture looks so powerful! You are the Best Paleoartist ever!
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner May 17, 2011   General Artist
Haha thanks a lot, man! :D
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Xenomorphia-Master66 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
no words can describe how badass and kickass this picture is. Although Hodari, I must admit, this is the best picture ive seen so far, the detail and proprotions are greatly accurate!

Please keep up the great work :)
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner May 17, 2011   General Artist
Thanks a lot man, really appreciate all ur comments! :)
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:iconxenomorphia-master66:
your welcome man, btw did that leg taste bad or something? because the rex dropped it from its mouth :)
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner May 18, 2011   General Artist
No XD It was about to eat it but then that pterosaur got too close and the T-Rex roared to scare it away, dropping the leg in the process.
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:iconxenomorphia-master66:
oh ok, that means a pterosaur to add to its belly doesnt it? :>
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner May 18, 2011   General Artist
Nah, I think pterosaurs would be rather uninteresting to a tyrannosaur... they didnīt have much flesh XD It's more of a nuisance, that's all.
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:iconxenomorphia-master66:
well they wouldn't have been able to fly if they didnt have any muscle at all. And i agree, they may not of, but some pterosaurus (e.g. like Quetzalcoatlus) even though they may look a little like unfed reptiles at times, did weigh a lot.
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner May 19, 2011   General Artist
That's true, but still, they wouldnīt be a very satisfying meal for an adult T-Rex
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BehemothMaker Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Very awesome
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guilmon182 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!! Just add a naked lady on it's back and you've got yourself a metal album cover!
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Camperfect Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student General Artist
que grandiioso dibujo!!
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TheOzzex Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Excelenteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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