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InGen Files Segisaurus BETA version II by Miyess InGen Files Segisaurus BETA version II by Miyess
Jurassic Park InGen Files: Segisaurus halli

Age: Early Jurassic of North America (around 180 million years ago)

Diet: They hunt for small mammals and lizards around dawn and dusk, they are also occasional insectivores and active scavengers.

Length: Adult specimens reach just over a meter in length.

Weight: 7-8 kg

Notes: These close relatives of Coelophysis were one of the first dinosaur species to emerge from the cloning program and can be found on Isla Sorna and Isla Nublar. They form small, loose-knit packs that quickly scatter at the first hint of danger. Segisaurs can be quite aggressive if cornered, but they are otherwise harmless. Not to be confused with Compsognathus, they can be distinguished by their distinctive color, size, and vocalizations. Like compies however, Segisaur saliva contains quite a load of bacteria that can easily result in massive infection once bitten. They use this to their advantage when attacking extremely sick or mortally wounded animals, to speed up the process. They donít have an instant effect to their bites like the compies do, but itís still deadly if you donít get it checked out within a couple of days, sort-of like a komodo dragon bite. They donít go out of their way to attack an animal, not unless it is on its last legs, but if you do get bitten, you can bet theyíre not far away, stalking you... Segisaurs are the major competitors of the compies when it comes to catching small prey items or sniffing out carrion.

We bred them in the hope that they would help the compies by scavenging for carrion too big for the compies to handle, and keep the numbers of insects, snakes, and small mammals in check. They have lightning fast reflexes and run incredibly fast, making them very good at catching small prey items, unfortunately this occasionally also includes Compsognathus. Segisaurs are the only dinosaurs the compies truly fear. They have been seen attacking packs of compies on many occaisions, mostly over food, but sometimes over territory when their packs coincidentally cross paths.


I changed the body shape to be more like a Coelophysis than whatever the hell the old one was...
Old version: [link]

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utd7 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Hi mate when will the next Ingen files drawing be uploaded? I'm really hooked on these especially this one of Segisaurus!
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Miyess Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012   Digital Artist
Soon enough... Quality over quantity, no?
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utd7 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
yes of course and i am sure you have loads of quality
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Miyess Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, that’s what I hope to achieve...
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utd7 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
can't wait for another beta or a finished one
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Miyess Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, I'm working on coloring the Segisaurus, but progress is slow with the metriacanthosaur (I just can't get in the mood to work on it)... I have family staying over at the moment, so I probably won't get much done before they leave.
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utd7 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
when do you think you'll have something ready?
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Daikaiju-fanboy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Great big improvement and nice profile too, makes me want to know more about the other more obscure future dinosaurs in your InGen Files. How's super snake coming along? I totally dig the nasty bacteria in its saliva too, as if poisonous compies and dilophosaurs with projectile venom aren't bad enough already. The tree silhouettes look good in this one, and don't see much need to tweak them for future InGen files.
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Miyess Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks very much :thanks:

I looked at a Coelophysis skeleton as a reference for this one; I did the other from memory. The Segisaurs prove that little dinosaurs can be cool too, despite playing pretty much the same role as the compies. I’ve included some additional information on this critter in the File description (elaborating on its relationship with the compies on an ecological level), revealing a more sinister side of Segisaurus. For me, it brings to mind the classic view of Coelophysis cannibalizing its young in tough drought conditions, only instead of little Segisaurs here, we have small compies hanging from their jaws...

“I totally dig the nasty bacteria in its saliva too, as if poisonous compies and dilophosaurs with projectile venom aren't bad enough already.” Yeah, well I don’t think they would have an instant effect to their bites like the compies do, but still deadly if you don’t get it checked out within a couple of days, sort-of like a komodo dragon. It also adds a level of creepy to these guys, because if you get bitten, you can bet they’re not far away, stalking you...

With the Titanoboa, I’m slowly getting there. I’m on my second or third version of it, but I’m getting the hang of snake anatomy now. I’ve also slightly changed the position I’m depicting it in with each do over, and I’m getting closer to the way I want it, the way I saw it in my mind.

“The tree silhouettes look good in this one, and don't see much need to tweak them for future InGen files.” Thanks, I’ve created a template that I’ve saved in my InGen Files folder on my desktop that I will use for each file. It looks good, but it will look better when there’s a colored animal and logos. What color scheme would you recommend for Segisaurus? Does the book say? Or JPLegacy/Jurassic Park wiki?
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Daikaiju-fanboy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Segisaurus was only briefly featured on a Isla Nublar map in the movie and it was never seen in person, so the color scheme is not listed since we never get to see it. It's also not listed in the book, and so nothing to go from there. But if I had to pick one color scheme to go for, I think the Coelophysis from Walking with Dinosaurs had a good color scheme that I think would be a good match for Segisaurus. But if you are looking for a look that would've been possibly used for the movie, there was concept art for it which you can see on its JP wiki page here [link]

Glad to see you are getting the hang of drawing snakes. Which positions did you choose for the previous versions of Titanoboa? Any thoughts on color schemes for super snake?
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Miyess Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012   Digital Artist
“But if I had to pick one color scheme to go for, I think the Coelophysis from Walking with Dinosaurs had a good color scheme that I think would be a good match for Segisaurus.”

You know, that’s exactly what I was thinking! Great minds think alike, ey? Hahaha... I was thinking yellow-ish green, with some white stripes at the tip of the tail, and to incorporate some elements from the concept art; red stripes along the nose ridges and throat, and black markings where the different colors meet...

Where did they find that concept art? Is it Crash’s work? It doesn’t say (and the signature is too small to easily read)... What I can make out from the signature says 1996, so I guess it was meant for The Lost world. I’m just wondering how dependable that concept art is...

“positions did you choose for the previous versions of Titanoboa?” It’s something like the image that came out with the news reports when they announced the discovery, but slightly different.

“Any thoughts on color schemes for super snake?” I’m thinking InGen would have used anaconda DNA, so I’m planning on giving it a darker shade of green than and a similar pattern to that of an anaconda, but slight variations with the markings...
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Daikaiju-fanboy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Good call on using a combination of colors for your Segisaurus. Regarding where that Segisaurus concept art originated, not too entirely sure, I'll look for it online and see where it came from and if it is Crash's work. I've seen that guy's other JP work but those were usually in black and white. Anaconda DNA would make sense for Titanoboa being that it may have been related to the modern-day anaconda, and the color would make perfect sense for a South-American snake that lived in rainforests and waterways.
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Miyess Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks :) It just makes sense...
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Daikaiju-fanboy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Your welcome. There's a signature on the Segisaurus concept art with the artist's name on it, and it is not Crash. It appears to be Terry Wildfinger or something, but it is very hard to make out that guys last name. The only clear thing on said picture is the artist's first name. Deinosuchus having part of its DNA filled with modern day alligator DNA would also make perfect sense for InGen being that Deinosuchus was an alligator and more specifically like a distant uncle to today's alligators in evolutionary terms according to Scott Hartman. Titanoboa is in the Boidae family, as such would be related to modern day boas and anacondas, and thus provided InGen with suitable DNA to clone a Titanoboa with.
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Miyess Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012   Digital Artist
“Deinosuchus having part of its DNA filled with modern day alligator DNA would also make perfect sense for InGen being that Deinosuchus was an alligator and more specifically like a distant uncle to today's alligators in evolutionary terms according to Scott Hartman.”

Absolutely, Deinosuchus was featured in the JP SEGA Game and it looked pretty damn good. Using Alligator DNA would be the most logical choice, and it also falls in line with my InGen Files policy of being paleontologically accurate wherever possible... Same goes for the Titanoboa.
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beastisign Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
The other one was pretty great! But this one is better!
I just cant believe how easily you're getting down the style of the dinosaurs!
Just very impressive. :iconclappingplz:
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Miyess Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012   Digital Artist
I looked at a Coelophysis skeleton as a reference for this one; I did the other from memory. The palm tree silhouettes help with the Jurassic Park atmosphere as well, before it was just the InGen Files logo that I designed and the animal logo in the corner.

Thanks :thanks:
I think I have you guys to thank for that, with people showing interest in the InGen Files and making requests/offering critiques and what not, I’ve been inspired to draw much more than I usual am. I have uploaded more sketches in the past few months than I have in the past couple of years!
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beastisign Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
that's awesome to hear!
Looks like you've got a few fans on your hands.
*deviously grins*.
XD
I really cant wait to see what else you have in store for us!
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Miyess Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
I try to make it interesting, not just visually but in the descriptions as well. I added some more info on this critter in the description (elaborating on its relationship with the compies on an ecological level), revealing a more sinister side of Segisaurus. I think you might like it...

Well at the moment I'm working on that Metriacanthosaurus and a Titanoboa. The going is slow, but I'm getting there...
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beastisign Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
OOH a Titanoboa! Interesting critter, not to mention creepy!
They should be a fun draw, those two!
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Miyess Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012   Digital Artist
With the Titanoboa, I’m slowly getting there. I’m on my second or third version of it, but I’m getting the hang of snake anatomy now. I’ve also slightly changed the position I’m depicting it in with each do over, and I’m getting closer to the way I want it, the way I saw it in my mind. I’ve got some good ideas going for Titanoboa, but I don’t want to ruin the surprise. I'll say this though, think Jurassic park meets Anaconda - the swamps and underground tunnels of the geothermal power plant on Sorna just got a whole lot more dangerous... But that won't be for a while yet...

I can imagine a T-rex chasing a group of survivors to the edge of a swamp and suddenly stop dead in its tracks, turn around, and leave. They are confused for a moment but foolishly go where the rex dared not... The swamp is thick, the water warm, heated by the ancient magma plume that pushed Isla Sorna out of the ocean millions of years ago. InGen had tapped into this heat, and built a geothermal power plant nearby. The survivors wade waist deep through the warm murky waters, hoping not to wake a Deinosuchus basking on a nearby sand bar. Little do they know, the sleeping Deinosuchus is the least of their worries, compared to the monstrous serpent that has made its' home in the flooded tunnels beneath the power plant...

Lol, I should write a JP novel! :)
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beastisign Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
you totally should! XD
Sounds like a very tense and chilling scene.
Makes me cold thinking about how it'd be to try and not wake a dangerous animal, when there is another just waiting to pounce on you, when you dont even realize that your about to die, your trying not to at the same time.
GAH that's aweful to think about. XD
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Miyess Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Yeah, pretty creepy no?
I think it just adds another level to Jurassic park that hits all the right buttons... :D
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utd7 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
this is a massive improvement from the other one. you managed to interest me in a dinosaur i never really cared about in the JP world. Try the Allosaurus next
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Miyess Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks :thanks:
I think so as well (I actually looked at a Coelophysis skeleton as a reference for this one). Well, I’m glad I sparked your interest for Segisaurus with this. This guy proves that little dinosaurs can be cool too, despite playing pretty much the same role as the compies... If you have any ideas to add that might enrich this animal (little oddities like the Dilophosaur spitting poison, or the Troodon having large glowing eyes) feel free to sound off...

Well, it will probably be an allosaurid next, I can say that much... :)
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