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Live Fast and Die Young by Julio-Lacerda Live Fast and Die Young by Julio-Lacerda
"Go chase a butterfly or something!" yells the bull Edmontosaurus in its hadrosaurian language, wich to us would sound somewhat like "HONK!". The reckless (still?) feathered tyrannosaurus might be calling momma, depending on your beliefs about tyrannosaur social behaviour.

Consider this part of the campaign to raise awareness for the underestimated power or big herbivores.
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StevenGordonArt Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This makes perfect sense! I'm getting really tired of the scene of tyrannosaurs constantly overwhelming hadrosaurus, as if the latter's only purpose was to be food. No way! Hadrosaurs, as I know, were extremely successful animals and they got REALLY big, nearly as large as T.rex itself. And besides, if survival is on the line animals will do things we don't expect.

I've recently hypothesized that, if being harassed by a big predator, adult Hadrosaurs could and would fight back with sheer brute force. Sure they didn't have horns or armor, but they had to make use of all that bulk somehow!
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acepredator Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Some were three times as big as t. Rex.
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Brontozaurus Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We need more things with ornithopods being more than theropod cannon fodder.
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SpelKille Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
more like [link]
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SpelKille Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Haha yeah, probably more like that :P
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this!
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Zimices Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Nice image, and yes, we need mnore images that explain why big ornithopods was so succesful, not only beefs with duckbill;)
The tiny Tyrannosaurus looks very good in their feathered coverage.
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed! :)
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
You can never have too many depictions of butt-kicking hadrosaurs. They are long overdue.
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed.
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marcoornithodira Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Good job! I've always thought of hadrosaurids as weird and frightening.
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I think a herd of these guys shouldn't be seen as a hamburguer parade :P
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RajaHarimau98 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Especially since they weigh around eight tons or more. And then if you're Tarbosaurus, you got twenty ton Shantungosaurus facing you... lol.
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really, twenty? Man, those things were huge.
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RajaHarimau98 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep, that's what I've heard; 20-25tons. Huaxiaosaurus (possible Shantungosaurus synonym) is supposed to be sixty feet long, so it was probably even heavier.
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StevenGordonArt Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Pardon me jumping in this conversation, but I found a wikipedia image that nicely demonstrates the epic sizes some hadrosaurs, like aforementioned Shantungosaurus could get:

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that little white speck is a person. Holy crap.
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RajaHarimau98 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol nice! My latest story has a (young) edmontosaur rearing up and kicking a tyrannosaur in the face with its back legs; so I guess I'm in on the predator ownage too. :)
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, that sounds awesome! :D
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RajaHarimau98 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! You can read it in my journals; it's about a melanistic tyrannosaur (credits to Hodari for drawing a melanistic tyrannosaur). I just wanted some herbivore owning a T. rex. :D
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol. :D It's so true -- Dinosaur documentaries always show some therapod triumphing over an herbivore like they're fodder. In reality, the success rate would be MUCH lower. As in "Tyrannosaurus getting gored by Triceratops" lower.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Really? most of the time stegosaurs, sauropods, and ceratopsians are shown to be able to defend themselves (except in horrendous documentaries like COTD)
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is true, but thee herbivores you list all have very obvious defense mechanisms. Prey animals like Edmontosaurus or Iguanodon are often depicted as defenseless, and just run away until they are brought down. In reality, animals like zebra or wildebeest are capable of breaking bones with a good back-kick to a lion or other predator. I think we underestimate those herbivores that lack an impressive arsenal.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
True, but considering Planet Dinosaur had multiple scenes of herbivores (including ornithopods) winning, I believe it is starting to change.
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, people forget that large animals can always be dangerous. It doesn't necessarily has to use horns or teeth to defend itself, bulk is their weapon. In this picture, I imagined a juvenile, inexperienced tyrannosaur got too close to the herd and was chased by the bull.
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, good point. :) I like your thinking outside of the box. :D
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome ^_^
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clubpenguindino Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Now all we need is a scene in a documentary depicting a Hadrosaur defending itself against a Tyrannosaurus and actually winning.
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That would be really satisfying.
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RajaHarimau98 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It WAS supposed to be in Dinosaur Revolution. Sadly, that did not work out and was cut. :(
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