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Cryolophosaurus skeletal by Archosaurian Cryolophosaurus skeletal by Archosaurian
So, I ended up making one of these again. Don't worry, there will be more interesting stuff here, eventually.
My primary motivation for this: The fact that there are absolutely no decent reconstructions or restorations of this creature in existence.

Edit: Hypothetical portions shaded in grey.

Edit: Changed the pose—historically the running pose created by Greg Paul was a de facto standard for skeletal reconstructions among 'palaeoartists' but after recent discussions amongst palaeontologists and palaeolife artists, it is agreed that this cannot continue and we benefit both ourselves and each other to work out our own poses for skeletal recontructions. Here I have given the animal in question a more neutral walking pose that may have been typical of it in life (one of the problems that has arisen from the Greg Paul pose is that many artists, especially newer, less-experienced ones tend of constantly draw theropods at full speed, mouth agape, which would have been a more occasional stance to take in life).
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EliTheDinoGuy Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student General Artist
So does this mean that if the crest is grey, it's just a guess? That's disappointing :(
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Archosaurian Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
No, the isn't grey, that's just an artefact of shrinking the image.
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EliTheDinoGuy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh, ok :) thanks
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you plan on updating this skeletal to be more in-line with the recent reanalysis of Cryolophosaurus as an undefined basal tetanuran as opposed to a true dilophosaurid?
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Archosaurian Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
No, it would probably look pretty much the same regardless. There doesn't seem to be a clear point where dilophosaur-ish theropods become tetanurans, so to say. But theropods in that part of the tree are very poorly documented, my bet is basal tetanurans and dilophosaurs looked quite similar.
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, that makes sense. Good point.
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AustralianMarcus Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Is this skeletal restoration free to use by anyone or should I credit you?
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Archosaurian Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
I would prefer that you give me credit for it.
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AustralianMarcus Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
What would Cryolophosaurus' skull look like if it was staring at you?
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thediremoose Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
I'd be too busy running for dear life to look.
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