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InGen Carnivore Profile:

Deltadromeus





Name Meaning: Delta Runner

Nickname: Delta

Timeline: Late Cretaceous (95 mya)

Diet: Carnivore

Family: Allosauroidea, Allosauria, Carcharodontosauria, Neovenatoridae

Length: 26 feet long

Height: 8 feet tall

Weight: 2 tons

Range: Isla Sorna, Isla Muerta


Description


This theropod is practically the dinosaur equivalent to the modern cheetah, rivaling even Carnotaurus and some raptors in speed. Deltadromeus is a predator that no one should take lightly at first glance, chasing down even the fastest of prey in open areas. Ornithopods their most favored prey, though that doesn't mean ornithomimids and young sauropods aren't on the menu either. They can be found thriving on Isla Sorna and Isla Muerta as successful hunters. Males and females are distinguishable by the colors of the stripes on their faces, with males sporting orange stripes while females have dark pink ones.


Habitat


On Sorna, Deltadromeus commonly prowls along the widespread plains and grasslands of the island's North region during the day when in search of potential prey. But on Muerta, Deltadromeus more preferably lives around the jungles near game trails.


Behavior

Deltadromeus is most frequently found wandering in coalition packs consisting of at least three or four individuals, with the group being led by a dominant leader. They are not as aggressive as most carnivores, but are known to be very territorial to intruders. Males will fight one another to secure mating rights, though they are not quite brutal as said fights mainly involve roaring and face biting. 

Despite their hostility towards humans, Deltadromeus are not man-eaters. But they still do kill humans if provoked, especially by poachers.


Hunting

Much like the modern cheetah, Deltadromeus is primarily a pursuit predator. Being one of the fastest large carnivores around, it is capable of bringing down prey that most carnivores would be unable to catch easily. They run down their prey in a chase and attack using their teeth and claws to grip the prey and force it to the ground.

In a coalition, Deltadromeus prefers hunting herbivores ranging from medium to large size. Based on recorded footage, they most prominently hunt ornithopods. They frequently prey on Camptosaurus, Tenontosaurus, Corythosaurus, Maiasaura, Parasaurolophus, Gilmoreosaurus, Bactrosaurus, Ouranosaurus, Iguanodon, Gryposaurus, Fukuisaurus, Hypacrosaurus and Brachylophosaurus. In addition, they will even take down young, old and sick specimens of Edmontosaurus, Lambeosaurus, and the rare Shantungosaurus. Large Ceratopsians and stegosaurs are generally bypassed unless Deltadromeus is pushed to desperation during dry seasons, while Ankylosaurs are ignored completely. On a latter note, young and medium sauropods constitute the rest of this theropod's diet.

Solitary Deltadromeus normally prey on Ouranosaurus, Camptosaurus, Tenontosaurus, Fukuisaurus, Gallimimus, Ornithomimus, Struthiomimus, Dryosaurus, Thescelosaurus, Valdosaurus and small ceratopsians.


Interspecific Competition 


Although successful as hunters in their own niche, Deltadromeus often find themselves undermined by the likes of larger predators on Sorna. They will instantly surrender kills to carnivores like Tyrannosaurus, Giganotosaurus, Torvosaurus, Saurophaganax, Acrocanthosaurus, Allosaurus and Fasolasuchus. To this end, Deltadromeus is quick to make a getaway when confronted by these carnivores.

Similarly, Deltradromeus will often bully smaller predators away from their kills. Raptors are sometimes seen to actively fear this theropod, with one reported sighting showing a pair of Utahraptor immediately being chased off a Maiasaura carcass by a trio of Deltadromeus.

On Muerta, competition is much less frequent for Deltadromeus. This is based solely on the choice of hunting and habitats that are chosen by the predators living on the island, with each predator occupying a certain niche and staying out of each other's way. Deltadromeus rules as top predator of the island's game trails where herds of ornithopods wander through. 




InGen Carnivore Profile: Deltadromeus
And finally we have Deltadromeus, an African theropod who was pretty much like the dinosaur version of a cheetah, except bigger and bipedal.

I know this isn't the best of my writing, but I am trying.

Anyway, tune in next time for the Tyrannosaurid known as Daspletosaurus.

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InGen Carnivore Profile:

Piatnitzkysaurus





Name Meaning: Piatnitzky Lizard

Nickname: Piat

Timeline: Middle Jurassic (166-164 mya)

Diet: Carnivore

Family:  Megalosauroidea, Piatnitzkysauridae

Length: 14 feet long

Height: 7 feet tall

Weight: 990 lbs

Range: Isla Muerta

Description

Compared to it's more bigger and bloodthirsty cousin Megalosaurus, Piatnitzkysaurus is surprising not as deadly as it appears. It hunts during the day and sleeps during the night. Unlike most of Muerta's theropods, Piatnitzkysaurus is rather docile, but will attack if provoked, particularly when they have young with them.


Habitat


Piatnitzkysaurus make their homes and nests in the mountains around the valleys where they hunt. During the night, they sleep within communal mountain caves to provide shelter for their offspring.

But occasionally, packs can be found wandering around beaches searching for carcasses.


Behavior


Unlike InGen's other Megalosaurs which are extremely aggressive and solitary, Piatnitzkysaurus is surprisingly calm and non-violent. They live in groups which are led by mature adults, either male or female. But despite their calm nature, they become very ferocious towards other predators who threaten their young, regardless of size. They are especially powerful fighters when attacking in packs, with even the largest predators being attacked.

In the mating season, males make soft and low pitched snarls while bobbing their heads up and down along with stepping from side to side in a type of courtship dance to impress females. If a female is interested, it will respond by copying the male's movements. Once together, males and females become mates for life.

Young Piatnitzkysaurs remain under the care of adults who teach them how to hunt as they mature. Once they come of age, youngsters will branch off from the main pack to form one of their own with others. While mainly social animals, some lone ones have also been seen.

While they are not particularly aggressive towards humans such as observers, they show no restraint in attacking poachers and hunters who enter their caves.


Hunting


As revealed by numerous observations, Piatnitzkysaurus is both an exceptional pack hunter and ambush predator. Their preferred choices of prey consist of medium sized sauropods, prosauropods, and ornithopods. As lightweight carnivores, they are one of the fastest and most successful predators on the island, being capable of chasing their prey over long distances, using the combined power of their group numbers to bring it down. 

Dinosaurs that are normally taken include Bellusaurus, Fukuisaurus, Magyarosaurus, Camptosaurus, Tenontosaurus, Plateosaurus, Lufengosaurus, Rhabdodon, Ouranosaurus, Yunnanosaurus, Blikanasaurus, Massospondylus, Bactrosaurus, Probactrosaurus and Gilmoreosaurus. Ornithomimosaurs make up 30% of the Piatnitzkysaur diet while ceratopsians and stegosaurs make up only 10%. In rare instances, Maiasaura and Hypacrosaurus are sometimes taken, next to juvenile individuals of Saltasaurus and Rhoetosaurus.

When alone, Piatnitzkysaurus exclusively hunts small prey, with Dryosaurus, Ornithomimus and Thescelosaurus being the favored targets. On occasion, they will also attack Pachycephalosaurus.



Interspecific Competition


Piatnitzkysaurus lives among a variety of different predators small and large on Isla Muerta, each one occupying a specific niche depending on preference and habitat. But as with modern predators, competition is not uncommon.

Based on observed sightings, the most prominent enemy of Piatnitkzysaurus is Deinonychus. Often called the lions and hyenas of Muerta, the two theropods are noted for being seen as natural enemies. In parts of the valley where they have overlapping ranges, both of them target the same prey and usually tend to steal each other's kills by mobbing one another. Deinonychus are especially threatening to young ones, which triggers immediate aggression from the protective adults. In one on one encounters, a single Deinonychus would regularly avoid direct confrontations with Piatnitzkysaurus rather than put up a fight.

But in comparison, a solitary Piatnitzkysaurus will immediately retreat to safety at the sight of larger predators, such as Ceratosaurus, Aucasaurus, Majungasaurus, Rugops, Rajasaurus, Ekrixinatosaurus, Postosuchus, Saurosuchus and Dimetrodon. However, packs stand more of a chance in fending off these predators.

It's also worth noting that the other carnivores Inostrancevia, Gojirasaurus, Herrerasaurus and Deltadromeus pose no such major competition. Deltadromeus are more accustomed to hunting large prey on game trails, Gojirasaurus occupies hunting grounds in the short grasslands, Herrerasaurus prowls in the dense jungles while Inostrancevia stalks through the upland habitats.

The pseudosuchian Ornithosuchus that live around the valleys seems to behave more strangely around Piatnitzkysaurus. In a way, rather than competing, the two species appear to share a kind of respect in which neither of them attack each other. Instead, Ornithosuchus shares a kleptoparasitic interaction with them in which it waits until the theropod has finished eating a meal before proceeding to feed off the leftovers.


InGen Carnivore Profile: Piatnitzkysaurus
It took some time, but I managed to make a profile for this lesser known dinosaur. It's a real shame that this dinosaur has gone unnoticed since it's discovery, that's why I chose to do a profile on it.

Anyway, be on the lookout for the next profile, which will be about another hardly known dinosaur called Deltadromeus.

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Meet my new Yarn Yoshi Amiibo
Got this little guy as an early birthday gift from my best friend, :iconeternaljonathan:
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InGen Carnivore Profile:

Deinonychus






Name Meaning: Terrible Claw

Nickname: Deinon-Raptor

Timeline: Early Cretaceous (115-108 mya)

Diet: Carnivore

Family:  Dromaeosauridae, Dromaeosaurinae, Eudromaeosauridae, Maniraptora, Coelurosauria

Length: 11 feet long

Height: 5 feet tall

Weight: 160 lbs

Range: Isla Sorna, Isla Muerta


Description

Despite being mistaken for the oversized Velociraptor specimens at first sight, Deinonychus more than likely is distinguishable by it's color patterns. A small carnivore with the ferocity of a large one, Deinonychus is among the most dangerous of InGen's dinosaurs as well as one of the smartest. Alone they pose no such threat to large herbivores, but in organized packs, they're a force to be reckoned with. Two variants of this dinosaur exist, with the featherless and slightly bigger type, nicknamed D.sornatus, living on Isla Sorna while the accurately feathered type lives on Isla Muerta. 


Habitat


On Isla Sorna, Deinonychus is widespread in the North and South regions where they are often sympatric with Velociraptor sornaensis in the deep jungle and dense forest environments. Though they are sometimes diurnal, they are more adapted with hunting at night.

The feathered Deinonychus on Isla Muerta make their homes in tall grasslands where they wait for unsuspecting prey to wander through. However, there have also been sightings of them living and hunting around valleys.


Behavior


Although small in size, Deinonychus, like most raptors, are regarded as being extremely dangerous carnivores. They are also seen to have a social hierarchy, often forming packs consisting of dominant leaders and several subordinates. All members of the pack share the responsibility of raising the offspring by providing them with food and care. During group feedings, there is an established pecking order in which the alpha leaders and their offspring eat first, with the lower ranked members following suit. Those who try to eat without consent will instantly be met with aggression from the leaders, with the victims usually receiving snarls or even bites on the snout for insubordination. 

Upon reaching full maturity, young Deinonychus will remain with the pack as higher ranked members for a time until they are forced to leave or become subordinates once their parents have a new batch of offspring. Those who leave the pack will go off to start a new pack of their own.

Rival males will actively seek out and challenge an alpha male for control of their pack. The alpha will immediately step up to fight the rival, with the outcome being random.

Aside from this, Deinonychus is also regarded as a known man-eater. Next to the infamous Velociraptor, Deinonychus is one of the most deadliest man-eaters, with a record of at least 70 human deaths, which ranks above the Megalosaurus kill record of 50 human deaths, but ranks below the Black Devil Carnotaur's kill record of 88 human deaths and Velociraptor's surprising kill record of 99 human deaths, with all the victims being hunters and poachers.


Hunting


Similar to wolves and wild dogs, Deinonychus are intelligent specialists who hunt in packs to bring down large prey items. They operate in a strategic hunting method in which they would chase the prey down, pushing it to exhaustion before ultimately proceeding to swarm around it, leaping onto the prey and gravely wounding it with their natural weapons, including their famous sickle claws. 

Solitary Deinonychus however adapt to a different strategy by hunting down certain types of smaller prey. Upon catching up to it's target, Deinonychus would then leap onto the prey, pinning it down with it's sickle claws before proceeding to finish it off.

When in groups, Deinonychus targets medium to large prey like Tenontosaurus, Maiasaura, Parasaurolophus, Corythosaurus, Iguanodon, Gryposaurus, Hypacrosaurus, Ouranosaurus, Bellusaurus, Magyarosaurus, Bactrosaurus, Brachylophosaurus, Gilmoreosaurus, Gallimimus, Fukuisaurus, Pachycephalosaurus and Rhabdodon. On occasion, reports of Deinonychus packs attacking juvenile specimens of Edmontosaurus, Lambeosaurus and Shantungosaurus have been filed.

On the other hand, lone individuals subsist on hunting Ornithomimus, Dryosaurus, Thescelosaurus, Valdosaurus, Struthiomimus, Homalocephale, Drinker, Atlascopcosaurus, Psittacosaurus, Leptoceratops, Protoceratops, Zuniceratops and Prenocephale.


Interspecific Competition


On Isla Sorna, Deinonychus frequently comes into competition with other predators. They are known to constantly lose kills to the likes of larger theropod predators such as Tyrannosaurus, Carcharodontosaurus, Giganotosaurus, Carnotaurus, Mapusaurus, Allosaurus, Megalosaurus, Albertosaurus, Ceratosaurus, Aucasaurus, Rugops, Cryolophosaurus, Torvosaurus, Metriacanthosaurus, and their natural enemy, Acrocanthosaurus.

But to date, their most prominent enemies on Sorna are Velociraptor and Utahraptor. The three raptor species are known to be sympatric in certain areas of the North and South regions. Pack wars between the three species sometimes occur when competing for territory with the best hunting grounds. Utahraptor for the most part tends to dominate both of the smaller species at kills that have been made by them, though there are a few rare instances of Deinonychus managing to defend their kills from Utahraptor.

On Isla Muerta, Deinonychus regularly meets competition ranging from Ceratosaurus, Aucasaurus and Rugops to Majungasaurus, Deltadromeus, Piatnitkzysaurus, Herrerasaurus, Gojirasaurus, Rajasaurus and Ekrixinatosaurus. In addition, it also contends with non-dinosaurian predators like Postosuchus, Saurosuchus, Dimetrodon, Inostrancevia and Ornithosuchus, with Piatnitzkysaurus and Dimetrodon being their primary enemies.


InGen Carnivore Profile: Deinonychus
It took me some time to type all this, but I've now made a profile for Deinonychus. And once again I expanded things by including two different variants of the same dinosaur. The featherless variant I refer to as D.sornatus to get rid of confusion and the accurately feathered D.antirrhopus.

Now then, the next predator I write about will be.....

:icontyrannosaurusrexplz: ROAARRRRRRRRRRR!

That's right, Tyrannosaurus Rex. The Tyrant Lizard King is the next one to

 *The T.Rex shakes it's head*

What do you mean you're not up next?

*The T.Rex snarls*

What's that, I should write your profile a little later. Okay, then who should I write about next?

*The T.Rex gives a low growl.*

Piatnitzkysaurus, Deltadromeus, Daspletosaurus and Carcharodontosaurus, well okay then. These theropods could use some attention.

*The T.Rex nods and then walks away.*

Sorry, couldn't resist doing that. ^^;

Anyway, tune in next time for Piatnitzkysaurus.

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This is what I see as compatible sounds for this dinosaur: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIXgU2…
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I rarely make journals asking for requests anymore, but I chose to do this just once.

I have only one request, just one and that's all.

For the past few days, I've been doing some updates on my fan made Yoshi by
changing his form a little bit.Yoshi (my version) in a Santa suit by MegaSpinosaur

This picture here is what he used to look like before. The santa suit is just part of the drawing. I'm only using this as an example of how he looked previously.

While he is still a Yoshi, he's gone through a recent physical change.

I don't have a ref sheet of his new look, so here's a quick description of what he looks like now:

Compared to others of his kind, he now stands out from normal Yoshis due to his taller humanoid build, his longer and prehensile tail, and, due to a recent and rather painful evolution, his overall head shape and structure. His head now more closely resembles that of a docile looking raptor with forward facing, ocean blue eyes. He wears a red short sleeved shirt with a T-Rex on the front, a dark blue jacket, brown jean pants with a hole in the back for his long tail to fit through, and a pair of purple sneakers with white on the bottom and yellow at the tip, followed by red stars on the sides.

By the way, when I say his head more closely resembles a raptor head, I mean something like this: Untitled by MegaSpinosaur

The only difference would be that his face would look more docile and friendly, and his eyes would be facing forward, just like human eyes.

If there is anyone who's accepting drawing requests, please let me know.

Regarding a specific pose, I'd like for him to be smiling while leaning against a brick wall with his hands in his pockets.

Like I said, if anyone's taking requests, let me know.
InGen Carnivore Profile:

Acrocanthosaurus






Name Meaning: High Spined Lizard

Nickname: Acro

Timeline: Early Cretaceous (116-110 mya)

Diet: Carnivore

Family: Carcharodontosauridae, Allosauroidea, Carnosauria, Avetheropoda

Length: 38 feet long

Height: 16 feet tall.

Weight: 6.2 tons

Range: Isla Sorna


Description

Compared to other powerhouse predators on Isla Sorna, Acrocanthosaurus fits the bill as a powerhouse in it's own carnivorous way. Hunting prey as large as itself, this astonishing carnosaur establishes itself well among the heavy hitters of the food chain. It's serrated teeth and impressive strength make it a prominent predator of ornithopods, ceratopsians and sauropods.


Habitat


Acrocanthosaurs are frequent residents in wide spread Northern environments such as plains, grasslands and floodplains, often living in the forests that are close to these areas. In fact, some have even been found sharing large sympatric territories with Allosaurus in these locations.


Behavior


Acrocanthosaurus is seen by many observers to be incredibly unpredictable. In most cases they are extremely aggressive, showing no fear in the presence of predators who rival them in size and power. In the mating season, males and females form monogamous pairs and stay together for life, raising their young equally. Rogue males are easy to identify by their high levels of aggression, going so far as to even kill without provocation.

Regarding their sympatry with Allosaurus, the two theropods seem to show respect for one another and often avoid competition through communal feeding, primarily when feasting on sauropods. 

Though they are not classified as man-eaters, Acrocanthosaurs will still attack and kill but will not devour any human hunters or poachers that intrude on their territories.


Hunting

As a large carnivore, Acrocanthosaurus prefers hunting medium to large prey, using it's razor sharp teeth to tear into it's victims. Such potential prey includes mainly ornithopods such as Tenontosaurus, Edmontosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Iguanodon, Corythosaurus, Lambeosaurus, Hypacrosaurus, Gryposaurus, Maiasaura, Saurolophus, Camptosaurus, Ouranosaurus, Shantungosaurus and Brachylophosaurus. As stated before, Acrocanthosaurus is also a prominent predator of sauropods. Indeed, mobs of this carnivore have been spotted stalking after herds of Diplodocus, Camarasaurus, Apatosaurus, Mamenchisaurus, Amargasaurus, Saltasaurus, Argentinosaurus, Paralititan, Sauroposeidon and Dicraeosaurus, aiming for young individuals. Ceratopsians make up at least 20% of the Acrocanthosaurus diet, with Triceratops,Torosaurus and Pentaceratops being the most preferred targets.

At the juvenile stage, Acrocanthosaurus hunts Dryosaurus, Montanoceratops, Pachycephalosaurus, Fukuisaurus, Thescelosaurus and Ornithomimus.


Interspecific Competition


Acrocanthosaurus is more commonly able to intimidate smaller predators at carcasses. Ceratosaurs, raptors and even small abelisaurs give it a wide berth. It's natural enemy, Deinonychus, instinctively avoids hunting grounds that are occupied by Acrocanthosaurs.

In sharp contrast, Acrocanthosaurus competes more fiercely against the bigger predators. Though Tyrannosaurus is seen as a vicious rival, the greatest enemies of Acrocanthosaurus are Torvosaurus, Saurophaganax, Fasolasuchus and Carcharodontosaurus. Each of these predators poses a threat to both adults and juveniles when it comes to confrontations over prey.


InGen Carnivore Profile: Acrocanthosaurus
The one and only Acrocanthosaurus, the theropod who ruled North America in the Cretaceous long before Tyrannosaurs took over years later.

I first learned about this dinosaur when I played Warpath: Jurassic Park. It was the first dinosaur that I used in the game, those were some good times. Afterwards, I began studying this carnivore all the way to my adult years.

But anyway, the next theropod to get a profile will be the raptor known as Deinonychus, who actually coexisted with this giant predator.

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InGen Carnivore Profile:

Baryonyx





Name Meaning: Heavy Claw

Nickname: Bary

Timeline: Early Cretaceous (130-125 mya)

Diet: Piscivore/Carnivore

Family: Spinosauridae, Baryonichinae, Megalosauroidea

Length:  33 feet long

Height: 8.2 feet tall

Weight:  1.2 tons

Range: Isla Sorna


Description


This fish eating theropod is among the most unique of the island's meat eating dinosaurs. They catch fish like bears and swim like crocodiles, which comes in handy when swimming upstream in search of land based prey. Baryonyx is truly a sight to behold for observers who study it's wild lifestyle.


Habitat


Baryonyx can be found living near the shallow waters of the North based Marshes, staying out of the deeper water where it's bigger cousin Spinosaurus lives and hunts. However, in the mating season, males and females pair together inside coastal caves where they stay until the season ends. After mating, females build their nests near lakes around the dense jungles and keep watch over the eggs while their mates provide food and extra protection.


Behavior


Baryonyx are relatively solitary animals, with males fighting each other for the best hunting grounds where fish are more abundant. The fights are never truly brutal as they only use threat displays and loud roars to intimidate each other, along with occasional face bites. Both males and females are highly aggressive towards other carnivores in their territory, especially when their offspring are present. The parents care for their young until they come of age, at which point the adults leave them on their own. They will even sometimes chase off observers who wander too close for their comfort.


Hunting


Baryonyx is a specialist whose diet consists mainly of fish. As such, they wait patiently near the edge of the Marsh's shallow waters, watching for unsuspecting fish to swim by. Once in position, Baryonyx reaches it's head down to snatch one up in it's jaws, using it's conical teeth to grip the fish firmly, followed by dropping it on the ground and cutting into it with it's large and powerful claws before proceeding to feast.

Despite this preferred method of hunting, Baryonyx has more recently also become adapted to hunting other dinosaurs by utilizing an attack strategy reminiscent of today's modern predators, crocodiles. When targeting dinosaurs, Baryonyx will swim upstream through rivers where herbivores gather to drink. It will then silently wait for an herbivore to come down close to the water. With perfect timing, Baryonyx would then launch headfirst out of the water, gripping it's prey around the neck and using it's claws to viciously rip into the herbivore's flesh before letting go, waiting for it to die from blood loss and exhaustion. Dinosaurs that Baryonyx goes for include Corythosaurus, Maiasaura, Ouranosaurus, Camptosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Iguanodon, Tenontosaurus and Brachylophosaurus.

When travelling inland during dry seasons, Baryonyx will actively seek out carrion to supplement their diet.




Interspecific Competition


 Up in the Marshes, Baryonyx is shown to be sympatric with it's more dangerous cousin, Spinosaurus. Competition between the two theropod species has been surprisingly minimal, due in part to them occupying different parts of their habitat. Spinosaurus focuses on hunting for fish in the deep waters while Baryonyx sticks to hunting in shallow water. It has been theorized through research that Baryonyx avoids competing with Spinosaurus by choosing a specific location, thus allowing them to coexist. But more recently, shocking reports of Spinosaurus and Baryonyx actively attacking each other have started becoming frequent. According to some reports, Spinosaurs are known to kill young Baryonyx, which would explain the immense aggression that is displayed towards Spinosaurs by the adults.

In general, Baryonyx rarely competes with any other carnivores due in part to it's preferred environment and niche. But in dry seasons, Baryonyx will be forced into direct competition with other predators for access to inland carrion. Such competition includes tyrannosaurs, carnosaurs, raptors and megalosaurs.



InGen Carnivore Profile: Baryonyx
Presenting, the European spinosaurid known as Baryonyx. I figured this theropod would definitely deserve some much needed attention. Spinosaurs often get ignored nowadays, I wish people would give them a chance.

Coming up next is.......

*drum roll*

Acrocanthosaurus!

Tune in next time.

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InGen Carnivore Profile:

Carnotaurus





Name Meaning:
Meat Eating Bull

Nickname: Carno

Timeline: Late Cretaceous (72-69.9 mya)

Diet: Carnivore

Family: Abelisauroidea, Abelisauria, Abelisauridae, Brachyrostra, Carnotaurini

Length: 30 feet long

Height: 13 feet tall

Weight: 1.35 metric tons

Range: Isla Sorna, Isla Pena


Description

While it's arms may be tiny and useless for grabbing prey, Carnotaurus is by no means a wimp. With it's lightweight build and powerful legs, this carnivore can run fast enough to outpace even a ornithomimid. This makes it a successful predator of prey animals that even Tyrannosaurus couldn't catch.


Habitat


Carnotaurs on Sorna more preferably make their homes in woodlands that are close to the grasslands while the Pena based Carnotaurs frequent the shrublands, steppes and wide open forests near areas where water is plentiful.


Behavior

Carnotaurus are seen to be incredibly dangerous theropods, showing no restraint in attacking any other carnivore that dares to enter it's territory and hunting grounds. Males are especially aggressive with each other when competing for territory and mates, according to some being spotted with facial scars inflicted upon them from prior confrontations. Females are noted for being very caring towards their offspring, teaching them how to hunt before sending them off once they reach adolescence.  In some rare instances, pairs and trios of Carnotaurus have been observed hunting together.

Carnotaurs also appear to have a reputation as man-eaters, with a reported number of at least 40+ human deaths as of last year, with the victims mainly being poachers. The culprits responsible for these attacks are usually males, though three reports of females attacking humans have been filed. However, there have been several reported sightings of an elusive black and red male named "Black Devil", a notorious man-eating Carnotaurus who is known to have killed 88 poachers in over two months.



Hunting 


As lightly built predators, Carnotaurs are very fast runners, with an estimate of 48-56 kilometers per hour being executed in quick bursts of speed. Despite this, their tails are too stiff for them to make turns when pursuing prey. Instead, Carnotaurus will quietly sneak up within a few feet of it's intended target. Once in position, it will then charge forth in a straight forward sprint, using the momentum to drives it's jaws into the neck of it's victim, killing it on contact.

Carnotaurus primarily hunts small and medium sized prey, along with occasionally large prey. Preferred targets consist of Dryosaurus, Tenontosaurus, Thescelosaurus, Gallimimus, Struthiomimus, Ornithomimus, Ouranosaurus, juvenile sauropods, Iguanodon, Brachylophosaurus, Maiasaura and Corythosaurus. Carnotaurus instinctively ignores large adult ceratopsians, stegosaurs and ankylosaurs due to their defensive weapons, but will not hesitate to bring down juveniles if the opportunity comes.

The Carnotaurs who live on Isla Pena adapt to hunting by subsisting on a diet of both dinosaurs and the prehistoric mammals who also populate the island. Mammals that are taken by Carnotaurs include Chalicotherium, Toxodon, Macrauchenia, Subhyracodon, Merychippus, Diprotodon, juvenile Paraceratherium, Aepycamelus and Ancylotherium.


Interspecific Competition


According to numerous studies and observations, Carnotaurus regularly meets competition for prey from the likes of Allosaurus, Megalosaurus, Daspletosaurus, Albertosaurus, Tyrannosaurus and Giganotosaurus, along with Carcharodontosaurus and Torvosaurus to a minor degree. While mostly ignoring these larger predators when food and territory are not the top priorities, Carnotaurus will not hesitate to fight if necessary. Males have been recorded fighting many types of threats, with Allosaurus and Megalosaurus being the most common opponents.

However, smaller predators like Velociraptor and Deinonychus avoid areas where Carnotaurus is active. Even the large Northern based Utahraptors will stay away from Carnotaur territories.

On Isla Pena, Carnotaurus is one of the four theropod predators, the others being Saurophaganax, Metriacanthosaurus and Bahariasaurus, all of whom it competes with. Other competitors include the mammal predators Amphicyon, Hyaenodon gigas, Daeodon, Megistotherium and Dinocrocuta. Amphicyon, Dinocrocuta and Megistotherium will sometimes face off against a Carnotaurus over a carcass, while Hyaenodon will usually give it a wide berth, but has been known to attack juveniles. Daeodon, rather than waste energy with a fight, will instead wait idly by for Carnotaurus to finish it's meal before moving in to feed on leftovers. 
InGen Carnivore Profile: Carnotaurus
And here we have Carnotaurus, one of the fastest large theropods ever seen. You'll notice that I didn't bother mentioning the whole chameleon camouflage ability, the reason is because I felt that was unnecessary.

Coming up next is Baryonyx, Acrocanthosaurus and Deinonychus.

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InGen Carnivore Profile:

Megalosaurus




Name Meaning: Great Lizard

Nickname: Mega

Timeline: Middle Jurassic (166 mya)

Diet: Carnivore

Family: Megalosauridae, Megalosaurinae, Megalosauroidea

Length: 30 feet long

Height: 10 feet tall

Weight:  1 ton

Range: Isla Sorna, Isla Matanceros


Description

With an attitude matching that of even Tyrannosaurus and Carcharodontosaurus, Megalosaurus is a nightmare brought to life. Many herbivores fear this predator for it's brutality, which is considered legendary by observers who watch it hunt. It's so aggressive that even a loud roar is enough to send shivers down a person's spine. While they are rare to spot on Isla Sorna, sightings are more frequent on Isla Matanceros 


Habitat


On Sorna, Megalosaurus is seldom seen. Those who have been observed can be found living mostly in dense forests, but some have also been found in jungles and around plains, which is where they hunt. On Matanceros, female Megalosaurs with offspring seek shelter in caves while males live around the tropical forests, yet both of them hunt in the open badlands and grasslands. Mothers will often drag their kills into the caves to feed their offspring. Juveniles stay deep within the forests during the morning and come out at night to hunt, keeping out of range from the aggressive adults.


Behavior


Megalosaurus is exclusively solitary and does not hunt or live in groups. They are extremely aggressive and highly territorial, refusing to allow any other predators to trespass. Males and females are especially aggressive with each other outside of mating season, with fights being very serious. Even juveniles can be dangerous as they come of age. However, females become incredibly violent as mothers, attacking anything that threatens their young, including rogue males. 

Megalosaurus, compared to most theropods, is also one of few predators, along with Velociraptor and Carnotaurus, who are known to be man-eaters. There have been reports of this dinosaur frequently attacking and devouring humans that venture onto the island. Poachers are the most frequent victims due to various hunting expeditions failing with them being eaten by Megalosaurs.


Hunting


Megalosaurus are vicious predators who mainly prefer hunting large prey. Favored targets include Iguanodon, Corythosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Maiasaura, Lambeosaurus, Barsboldia, Edmontosaurus, Gryposaurus, Apatosaurus, Shunosaurus, Camarasaurus, Mamenchisaurus, Saltasaurus and Hypacrosaurus. They'll even take tough prey like Triceratops, Pachyrhinosaurus, Centrosaurus, Torosaurus, Stegosaurus, Wuerhosaurus, Styracosaurus, Arrhinoceratops and Pentaceratops.

Juvenile Megalosaurs settle on hunting down smaller prey like Thescelosaurus, Dryosaurus, Ornithomimus, Struthiomimus, Pachycephalosaurus, Montanoceratops, Avaceratops, Leptoceratops and even Scelidosaurus. 

On some rare occasions Megalosaurus will scout along beaches for dead marine animals that were washed ashore.

Megalosaurus kills it's prey through two different ways, such as weakening it with a quick bite to the legs to make it bleed or suffocating it by biting at the throat. 



Interspecific Competition


On Isla Sorna, Megalosaurus periodically finds itself in fierce competition with other carnivores such as Tyrannosaurus, Allosaurus, Carcharodontosaurus, Giganotosaurus, Carnotaurus, Torvosaurus, Albertosaurus, Fasolasuchus and Acrocanthosaurus among some others. Given it's ferocity and aggression, Megalosaurus shows no fear and will instantly fight any predator that provokes it. One such occurrence involved a female viciously defending it's kill from a marauding Torvosaurus.

Juveniles on the other hand commonly contend with smaller predators, most notably raptors.

On Isla Matanceros, Megalosaurus competes with Carcharodontosaurus, Gorgosaurus, Eocarcharia, Sinraptor, Dakotaraptor and Neovenator. Out of them all, it's most common enemy is Gorgosaurus. Observers that study these animals have theorized that Megalosaurus and Gorgosaurus see each other as natural rivals, with said rivalry being compared to that of lions and spotted hyenas. Both predators have been seen hunting for the same prey on a regular basis, which causes their hunting grounds to overlap. Megalosaurs more frequently target young Gorgosaurus, killing them for the sole purpose of limiting the competition rather than for food. While Gorgosaurs rarely do the same in return, they are known for chasing young Megalosaurs off carcasses. Juveniles of both species will preferably avoid each other, but at least one sighting of two juveniles fighting over a hadrosaur carcass has been filed.



InGen Carnivore Profile: Megalosaurus
And here it is, the dinosaur known as Megalosaurus. This dinosaur rarely gets any respect in the media or even in paleontology.

I just had to do this one.

But anyway, tune in next time for the famous abelisaur known only as Carnotaurus, the "Meat Eating Bull".

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InGen Carnivore Profile:

Dilophosaurus





Name Meaning: Double Crested Lizard

Nickname: Dilo

Timeline:  Early Jurassic (193 mya)

Diet: Carnivore

Family: Neotheropoda, Dilophosauridae

Length: 20 feet long

Height: 10 feet tall

Weight: 1 ton

Range: Isla Sorna


Description

This primitive theropod is a sight for sore eyes, recognizable mainly by the two crests on it's head. Unlike the previous Dilophosaurs who possessed frills and the ability to spit venom, the more accurate Dilophosaurus wetherilli is an astonishing dinosaur. Although smaller than big predators like T.rex, Dilophosaurus is not one to be taken lightly, especially by scientists and observers. It's small size and lightweight make it a full fledged hunter that can actively pursue it's prey.


Habitat

Dilophosaurus lives in the island's Northern savanna, where it thrives as one of the more abundant predators. It coexists alongside Monolophosaurus, Gasosaurus, Liliensternus and the elusive Afrovenator, with each predator occupying a specific niche. The tall grassy areas and shaded trees provide excellent cover when ambushing potential prey. 


Behavior


Dilophosaurs live solitary lives most of the time, but some males have been seen allowing females to enter their territories without conflict. However, males will instantly become aggressive with other predators who trespass through their land. Outside of mating season, females are noted for being very hostile towards marauding males who try to steal their kills. When coming of age, juvenile Dilophosaurs will be forced to leave their mothers and go on their own as they mature from adolescence to adulthood.



Hunting


Dilophosaurs operate mainly as ambush predators, sneaking up within a few feet of their targets before launching an attack. But if the chance arises, they will readily engage in direct pursuit. Dilophosaurs usually kill their prey by sinking their teeth into the neck or by tearing off pieces of flesh, thus causing excess bleeding.

In the savanna, Dilophosaurus hunts an abundant variety of small to medium sized herbivores. Prosauropods make up at least 80% of the Dilophosaurus diet, and include species of many sizes like Anchisaurus, Riojasaurus, Mussaurus, Yunnanosaurus, Plateosaurus, Blikanasaurus, Lufengosaurus and Massospondylus. The ornithopods Dryosaurus, Valdosaurus and Thescelosaurus are also taken on a minor basis, while the smaller Othnielia, Fabrosaurus and Pisanosaurus are left to the juveniles. Adult Therizinosaurus and Euskelosaurus are generally excluded due to being too big to attack, but young and weak individuals are sometimes targeted. From time to time, Dilophosaurus will also take Pachycephalosaurus and Montanoceratops as potential prey.

Like most carnivores, Dilophosaurus shows no restraint in scavenging for free meals if hunting becomes impossible.




Interspecific Competition


Even though it is the most common predator in the savanna, Dilophosaurus must contend with competition from other predators it shares the land with.

Monolophosaurus is seen as the arch rival of Dilophosaurus, with whom it is frequently sympatric. The two predators both often hunt the same prey items depending on the circumstances of food availability. Despite being skilled hunters themselves, Monolophosaurs more commonly resort to scavenging off Dilophosaur kills. Although slightly smaller, Monolophosaurus is willing to challenge a Dilophosaurus for the rights to a carcass. They are also known for attacking and killing young Dilophosaurs to eliminate future competition, much like some of today's modern predators. In fact, some recorded footage showed a male Monolophosaurus attempting to raid a Dilophosaur nest before being chased off by the mother.

Liliensternus and Gasosaurus both tend to avoid competing with Dilophosaurus by occupying a different niche in which they mainly hunt small prey. However, Gasosaurus will sometimes follow Dilophosaurus over long distances in the hopes of securing a carcass. Liliensternus on the other hand poses a threat to juvenile Dilophosaurs.

The elusive large megalosaurid Afrovenator is the only predator that can be regarded as a true danger to an adult Dilophosaurus. Twice as big and just as aggressive, Afrovenator can easily kill a Dilophosaurus if it catches one. In areas where the two theropods are sympatric, Dilophosaurus is restricted to only hunting small and medium dinosaurs while Afrovenator focuses on bigger ones. Compared to Monolophosaurus, Afrovenator proves to be more successful in stealing kills from Dilophosaurus. Further studies from live observation show that Afrovenator, when hungry enough, will actively seek out Dilophosaurus kills by following the smell of blood. Upon reaching the exact location, it will then proceed to drive off the smaller predator before claiming it's kill.









InGen Carnivore Profile: Dilophosaurus
And there you have it, a profile about the Early Jurassic predator of Arizona, Dilophosaurus.

I'm trying my best, I really am.

Next up will be the theropod who first started everything about dinosaurs following it's discovery and naming.


The one.............the only.........MEGALOSAURUS!

After that I'll do a profile on Carnotaurus. I already made one for Baryonyx in advance, but it's not posted yet. The rest will remain classified until then.

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I rarely make journals asking for requests anymore, but I chose to do this just once.

I have only one request, just one and that's all.

For the past few days, I've been doing some updates on my fan made Yoshi by
changing his form a little bit.Yoshi (my version) in a Santa suit by MegaSpinosaur

This picture here is what he used to look like before. The santa suit is just part of the drawing. I'm only using this as an example of how he looked previously.

While he is still a Yoshi, he's gone through a recent physical change.

I don't have a ref sheet of his new look, so here's a quick description of what he looks like now:

Compared to others of his kind, he now stands out from normal Yoshis due to his taller humanoid build, his longer and prehensile tail, and, due to a recent and rather painful evolution, his overall head shape and structure. His head now more closely resembles that of a docile looking raptor with forward facing, ocean blue eyes. He wears a red short sleeved shirt with a T-Rex on the front, a dark blue jacket, brown jean pants with a hole in the back for his long tail to fit through, and a pair of purple sneakers with white on the bottom and yellow at the tip, followed by red stars on the sides.

By the way, when I say his head more closely resembles a raptor head, I mean something like this: Untitled by MegaSpinosaur

The only difference would be that his face would look more docile and friendly, and his eyes would be facing forward, just like human eyes.

If there is anyone who's accepting drawing requests, please let me know.

Regarding a specific pose, I'd like for him to be smiling while leaning against a brick wall with his hands in his pockets.

Like I said, if anyone's taking requests, let me know.

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Thanks for the watch! :peace: :aww
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Sup.
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Hi bro. Long time no talk huh? ^^; Sorry it's been awhile, I was just in the neighborhood and just wanted to say hi.
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It's alright sis, I'm glad to hear from you. :)
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Congratulations in being a new uncle by the way. Must be nice. I'm an honorary aunt since my boyfriend also became an uncle and since I'm dating him I'm his nephew's honorary aunt. ^w^ I haven't been able to meet the little guy in person yet, and I hope I will someday. How has life been bro? :)
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I've been fine, how about you sis?
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