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Megistodon cleganiensis by titanlizard Megistodon cleganiensis by titanlizard
For the #buildabetterfaketheropod campaign, here is my fake theropod.

This is a "hypotethical" giant Noasauridae descendant, which lives in an alternative timeline, inwhich dinosaurs didn't become extinct. Abelisauroids such as the Noasaurs (for example Masiakasaurus) became highly successeful hunters on the main continents. Most of them, like other Theropods in the past (Deinocheirus, Austroraptor, etc) became heron or stork like fish-eaters or omnivores. This group is called "Megistodontidae", named after the biggest member of this family.

It could reach its ginormous sizes because of its quite slim body-plan. Unlike its closer relatives, its feeding on vegetation as well, inwhich its circular saw like dentary can be very useful. And unlike other dinosaurs, it has "fewer" feathers on its body, which isn't too surprising if we look at how big is it. Its almost as long as some of the extinct sauropods from the Jurassic period, making it one of the largest (or at least the tallest and longest) Theropod of all time. To survive the winter (living in North America) its storing fat in its tail before starting its hibernation.
Females are smaller than the males, and they have no sail like structures on their neck and tail. The males are useing these things as sexual display. Megistodons are not too social animals, the female is caring for her chicks alone.
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titanicsteve Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Student Artist
*gaping jaw* oh... my... lord...
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AnAlienScientist Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Noasaurs used to be so small...
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OrangeNinja1987 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's incredible!
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titanlizard Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Yeah, isn't it? :)
Thank you :)
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TeddyBlackBear2040 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Amazing story and concept hey keep me updated and hey can I add you to my friends list.
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I see what you did there! :D
Awesome!
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titanlizard Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
"Elia Martell...I killed her children! Then I raped her! Then I smashed her head in like this!"

Hehe, thanks :)
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aGentlemanScientist Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very cool!
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titanlizard Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
Thank you :)
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Ryan-Bowers Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is awesome!
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titanlizard Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
Thank you! :)
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