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Fear the Uber-Raptor!

  • 31-08-2010 12:42am
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    A completely new kind of 'raptor' dinosaur has been described which has 20 anotomical features that make it unique among it's ilk. It was seven feet long, much stockier than it's famous relative Velociraptor and had fused foot bones which would have reduced overall speed, but added stabilty. Most fearful of all however, on each foot it had not one, but two of the famous sickle shaped killing claws for maximum killing power!
    It's scientific name is Balaur bondoc (meaning 'stocky dragon'), but I think the Uber-raptor might be more appropriate...

    More information here.

    What has been found this far (sadly, no head):
    article-1283204445970-0AF7CDDC000005DC-22678_636x504.jpg

    Close up of leg (including 'double claws'):
    dino-foot-zoom.jpg


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,038 sponsoredwalk


    So let me get this straight:

    First we were shown Velociraptors and how absolutely amazing they were by
    watching every Jurassic Park, buying all the toys, playing games of being
    Velociraptors and T-Rex's etc...

    Then we were told that Velociraptors actually had feathers

    Then we were told Velociraptors were tiny.

    Now we're told Velociraptors were also big, uberly so?

    I just need to know, is this new one still able to open doors?
    it's kind of a personal question... :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Now we're told Velociraptors were also big, uberly so?

    This new creature isn't a Velociraptor. It is related to it though. Velociraptor is still small and sleek.
    I just need to know, is this new one still able to open doors?
    it's kind of a personal question... :(

    They never could...


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Nice to see more artwork trickling in.

    balaur_bondoc_by_atrox1-d2xs0pj.jpg
    balaurfinished_willoughby-660x604.png
    220px-Balaur_bondoc_scalechart.png


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