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Plateosaurus engelhardti by CamusAltamirano
Plateosaurus engelhardti
Name: "Flat Lizard"

Length: 9 m

Height: ---

Weight: 4 tns

Diet: Herbivore

Time: Late Triassic (215 MYA)

Location: Germany, France, Switzerland

Plateosaurus, or "flat lizard", evolved in the Late Triassic and lived through to the Early Jurassic period. It was the first of the giant dinosaur herbivores, growing to around 9 metres long and 3-4 metres high. It had a long tail, long hind limbs, and a small head at the end of a fairly long neck. The teeth were leaf-shaped and the jaws beak-like. Although it walked on four legs, palaeontologists believe it could rear up on its hind legs and use its powerful clawed hands to pull in succulent branches.

Many fossils of these dinosaurs have been found throughout Europe and several species have been identified. The abundance of Plateosaurus fossils at some localities has prompted the suggestion that they lived in herds and even that they migrated to avoid seasonal droughts.

Plateosaurus belonged to a group known as the prosauropods and was a relative - though not an ancestor - of the gigantic sauropods of the Jurassic and Cretaceous. Plateosaurus and the other prosauropods were the first dinosaur group to feed exclusively on vegetation and were the first animals on Earth to evolve the ability to feed on relatively high vegetation. Until their appearance all herbivores had been squat, short-necked animals incapable of reaching high foliage.
Coelophysis bauri by CamusAltamirano
Coelophysis bauri
Name: "Hollow face"

Length: 3 m

Height: 1 m

Weight: 40 kg

Diet: Lizards and fish

Time: Late Triassic (215 MYA)

Location: North America

The best examples of Coelophysis skeletons were found by Edwin Colbert at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico in 1947. Hundreds of skeletons were found jumbled together in what seems to have been a mass death.

Coelophysis was a very early "lizard-hipped" dinosaur. Palaeontologists believe these Coelophysis died of thirst at a dried up water source. The water returned as a flash flood. It buried and preserved their bodies. Phytosaurs, fish, clams and crayfish were also found at the fossil site giving a snapshot of the ecology at the time.

From fossil evidence, palaeontologists have worked out that Coelophysis' legs and feet were long and streamlined suggesting it was able to run at speed. It had evolved a lighter frame than its ancestors and had no ribs in the back half of its torso.

Detailed investigations into its jaw show that it had small teeth. It also had a double hinged lower jaw. With this it could saw its food, although it probably ate small animals whole. It may also have been cannibalistic as the fossilised remains of other Coelophysis have been found in the gut area.

Two distinct forms of Coelophysis have been identified, robust and slender, which palaeontologists believe were male and female.
Coahuilaceratops magnacuerna by CamusAltamirano
Coahuilaceratops magnacuerna
Name: "Coahuila horned face"

Length: 7 m

Height: 3 m

Weight: 3-4 tons

Diet: herbivore

Time: Cretaceous (72 MYA)

Location: México

Coahuilaceratops attained overnight fame amongst the ceratopsian dinosaurs because it is thought to have the longest brow horns of any within the group.‭ ‬Although no single complete horn has yet been found,‭ ‬palaeontologists studying Coahuilaceratops spent a lot of careful time and effort comparing the available material to other similar chasmosaurine ceratopsians to produce a reconstructed length of one hundred and twenty centimetres.‭ ‬The nasal horn however is in stark contrast to the brow horns above the eyes and is severely reduced in size.‭ ‬The large size of the horns is taken as a means of display for Coahuilaceratops,‭ ‬not only to recognise others of the species but to impress members of the opposite sex.‭ ‬Presumably the largest horns‭ ‬would belong to the most mature and hence most successful individuals.
       The location of Coahuilaceratops remains in Mexico indicates that this ceratopsian was active in the southern regions of ancient Laramidia,‭ ‬the western portion of North America that at the time of the late Cretaceous was separated from the eastern half‭ (‬Appalachia‭) ‬by the Western Interior Seaway.‭ ‬Southern Laramidia however did not have the same kind of climate as modern day Mexico.‭ ‬Back then there‭ ‬was a much‭ ‬higher moisture‭ ‬content in the climate‭ ‬with expanses of lush vegetation that could easily support large numbers of herbivorous dinosaurs such as ceratopsians like Coahuilaceratops.‭ ‬The main reason for this is that the sea levels were much higher which produced a warmer,‭ ‬wetter climate of estuaries that flowed into the closer sea.‭ ‬However this region probably still suffered from hurricanes like it does today,‭ ‬and with the climate being much warmer during the Cretaceous,‭ ‬these hurricanes may have been more frequent and more powerful.‭ ‬Aside from increased winds and rainfall,‭ ‬hurricanes can also cause storm surges where the sea floods vast portions of lowland areas which could prove devastating to the animals living there.
Spinosaurus aegyptiacus by CamusAltamirano
Spinosaurus aegyptiacus
Name: "spine lizard"

Length: 16 – 18 m

Height: 5 m

Weight: 7 – 9 tons

Diet: carnivore

Time: Cretaceous

Location: Africa

Spinosaurus (meaning “spine lizard”) is a genus of theropod dinosaur which lived in what is now North Africa, from the Albian to early Cenomanian stages of the Cretaceous Period, about 100 to 93 million years ago. This genus was first known from Egyptian remains discovered in the 1910s and described by German paleontologist Ernst Stromer. These original remains were destroyed in World War II, but additional skull material has come to light in recent years. It is unclear whether one or two species are represented in the described fossils. The best known species is S. aegyptiacus from Egypt, although a potential second species, S. marocannus, has been recovered from Morocco.

The distinctive spines of Spinosaurus, which were long extensions of the vertebrae, grew up to 2 meters (7 ft) long and were likely to have had skin connecting them, forming a sail-like structure, although some authors have suggested that they were covered in muscle and formed a hump or ridge. Multiple functions have been put forward for this structure, including thermoregulation and display. According to recent estimates, Spinosaurus is the largest of all known carnivorous dinosaurs, even larger than Tyrannosaurus rex and Giganotosaurus. These estimates suggest that it was around 16 to 18 metres (52.5 to 59.1 ft) in length and 7 to 9 tonnes (7.7 to 9.9 tons) in weight.
Hello Watchers, its been a while. Im kinda returning!


I've seen the news about some new dinosaurs, so i'm gonna change the entire gallery and add some more realistic touch, and some environment in the background starting with the always polemical Spinosaurus.


Im gonna make 4 creatures this october : Dragon, Unicorn, Behemot and Fairys


Anna and Elsa are in process


Camus Altamirano
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Hello Watchers, its been a while. Im kinda returning!


I've seen the news about some new dinosaurs, so i'm gonna change the entire gallery and add some more realistic touch, and some environment in the background starting with the always polemical Spinosaurus.


Im gonna make 4 creatures this october : Dragon, Unicorn, Behemot and Fairys


Anna and Elsa are in process

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lnewm8 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Hi Camus my Name is LaToYa Newman I am very please nice to meet you 
td7693 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Can't wait to see what you do with Merida, when you get around to her.
misha1514 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
When will  your next lady be revealed ?
KaijuMaster107 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Artist
Ya take requests
Metaroy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Your Ladies work is magical. Would love to see more, but take all the time you need to enjoy it.
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Photographer
Thanks for :+fav:ing my image Ocean of Clouds

I am just stopping by to remind you of the two links I posted recently.

One of them is a donation fund I and the other is my new Facebook portfolio:
I was robbed during my last photo adventure, therefor the fund is very important to me!

Equipment Recovery Fund  Please read the stroy and share it if you like

Jan Pusdrowski Photography

cheers and have a good week!
PlatniumGhostKnight Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
great hows that animated film coming
PlatniumGhostKnight Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
when's lady 26 going to be revealed 

sorry for asking but it's been two months since i have been waiting
CamusAltamirano Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Tomorrow :). Sorry, tons of work
PlatniumGhostKnight Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
hows lady 26 coming along

also how is your short film coming along as well
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