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Pachycephalosaurus wyomingensis by EmperorDinobot Pachycephalosaurus wyomingensis by EmperorDinobot
The infamous Pachycephalosaurus. Whew. Hadn't drawn in a year. Got too busy. Well, here it is. Someone suggested it, and I like to make dreams come true.
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Patchi1995 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Was that possible if Pachycephalosaurus can stand 4 feet tall at the head when it was that upright from that long "U" shaped neck, and measured 13 feet long from beak-tip to the tail-tip?
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Sounds about right. I do metric so that should be about 3 to 4m long and 1.5 to 2 m tall. Perhaps smaller.
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Kairu-Hakubi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love those tail bristles
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Thank you!
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
AAAAAAAGH!!!!
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Wynaut Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Something about how you've positioned 'his' neck bothers me and no wattle?
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Tell me what you mean! I must know what "wattle" means, and about "his" neck. Tell me! I must know! Otherwise I will not be able to go to bed.
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Wynaut Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It just looks too straight, others in that group have the 'S' curve neck not straight as depicted in most pictures.  
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Charging position straightens out the neck for shock absorption.
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Wynaut Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was pretty sure that the current consensus was they didn't do that, as it would break the neck due to the curvature and thickness of the cranium. That flank butting was the more accepted view of these animals.  
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Kairu-Hakubi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds like the accepted view is constantly changing. I remember hearing that the neck absolutely was reinforced for forward butting.
And the thickness of the cranium is more than adequate for protection, the issue is how honeycomb-ish the skull is.. which is why they're thinking now the stygimoloch and dracorex as the juvenile form and then once they're past their headbutting age it swells up into a more delicate but impressive dome.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Ah. I see. Well then, how would you fix this? Feel free to send me a diagram on how I should position the neck without modifying this too much.
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Komodozilla Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Don't know about the neck, but a wattle is a fleshy mass several bird and lizard species possess that's located on the neck, usually just below the jaw. It's usually used for threat or courtship displays.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Thanks.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
What do you mean?
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ArthkorStarGlow13 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist
You did great with the hind Limbs and head. I've never pictured this guy with feathers. Maybe if you color the skull you can decide a gender. I'm presuming its a male from the head arch.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Let's call them protofeathers. I've assumed this one to be male for the time being. 
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ArthkorStarGlow13 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks!
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