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Albertosaurus sarcophagus by ZeWqt Albertosaurus sarcophagus by ZeWqt
Albertosaurus sarcophagus est un Tyrannosauridae Albertosaurinae qui vivait en Amérique du Nord au Crétacé Supérieur (au Campanien, il y a environ 70 millions d'années). C'est un Dinosaure bien connu, on dispose en effet de dizaines de spécimens de cet animal, on a trouvé près de 26 spécimens fragmentaires d'Albertosaures à différents stades de croissance rien que dans le dépôt d'ossements de Dry island, l'absence de proies potentielles pourrait indiquer un comportement grégaire (à part si ces Albertosaures se sont réunis a cet endroit pour bouffer l'un des leurs, ce qui est possible, ou si la proie ne s'est pas fossilisée, ce qui est aussi possible, mais je vois pas vraiment comment), ou alors, les cadavres de ces animaux ont été réunis après leurs mort.
Ce Dinosaure devait être rapide, surtout les jeunes, qui ont, des jambes proportionnellement plus longues que les adultes, selon certains, ce Dinosaure chassait en groupe, les jeunes plus rapides ayant pour rôle de rabattre les proies vers les adultes plus forts qui les achevaient.
Il n'y a à ce jour qu'une seule espèce valide dans le genre Albertosaurus, des espèces comme A. arctungis, A. pericolosus ou A. libratus ont été soit assimilés a A. sarcophagus, soit exclues du genre Albertosaurus.
Mesurant près 10 mètres pour les plus gros spécimens pour un poids maximal avoisinant les 2 tonnes, c'était un Théropode massif, et probablement l'un des prédateurs alpha des régions où il vivait, mais pas un géant (je sais, c'est évident, me tapez pas!), comme son cousin le Tyrannosaurus, ou d'autres comme le Chilantaisaurus ou un gros Torvosaurus, qui mériteraient plus d'amour d'ailleurs.
 Normalement il est plus marron et on voit mieux les plumes, mais la qualité de la photo était merdique, alors j'ai rattrapé le coup comme j'ai pu.


Albertosaurus sarcophagus is an Albertosaurine Tyrannosaurid who lived in North America during the Late Cretaceous (during the Campanian, about 70 million years ago). It's a well-known Dinosaur, we have dozens of specimens of this animal, nearly 26 fragmentary Albertosaurs specimens at different stages of growth were found just in the Dry Island bonebed, the absence of potential preys could indicate pack behavior (except if the Albertosaurs gathered at this place to eat one of their own, which is possible, or if the prey didn't fossilized, which is also possible, but I don't really see how), or the bodies of these animals were reunited here after their death.
This Dinosaur was likely a fast runner, especially the young ones, who have proportionally longer legs than adults, according to some people, this dino was a pack hunter, the faster youngsters acting to drive the prey to the stronger adults that finished them.
Nowadays, only one species in the genus Albertosaurus is valid, species such as A. arctungis, A. pericolosus or A. libratus were either assimilated to A. sarcophagus or excluded from the genus Albertosaurus.
Measuring nearly 10 meters for the largest specimens and weighing up to 2 tons, it was a massive Theropod, and probably one of the apex predators of its regions, but not a giant one (I know, it's obvious, don't slap me!), like its cousin the Tyrannosaurus, or other like Chilantaisaurus or a large Torvosaurus, which deserve more love by the way.
It should actually be more brownish and its feathers should be more visible, but the quality of the photograph was shitty, so I overhauled it as best as I could.
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grisador Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
Awesome Reconstruction :nod:
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AtomiKreeper Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Cool :)
Seul petit défaut : la mâchoire inférieure est un peu chelou, on dirait qu'il est prognathe et ça me choque très très le beaucoup Eye Zoom 
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Bronto-Thunder-Zaur Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
the colors are amazing!:D (Big Grin) 
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ZeWqt Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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Bronto-Thunder-Zaur Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
your welcome!:D (Big Grin) 
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SwarmCreator Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What a beauty! :D Love the fluff! 
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ZeWqt Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Its plumage is actually more visible IRL, but I'm still satisfied. Thank you! :D
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love those black markings! :D
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ZeWqt Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Yeah, I like the outcoming of the picture, it worked better with the more brownish colors (yaay, camouglage!) though...
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FredtheDinosaurman Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Badass Design bro :clap:
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ZeWqt Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
And for once, I drew a Tyrannosaur without vertical markings on the face! :XD:
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King-Edmarka Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job as always!  :clap:
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ZeWqt Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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