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InGen Files - Stegosaurus stenops by Miyess InGen Files - Stegosaurus stenops by Miyess
Jurassic Park InGen Files: Stegosaurus stenops
Age: Late Jurassic (around 150 million years ago)
Diet: Herbivore
Length: 9 meters long
Weight: Roughly 3 tons

Notes: Our stegosaurs grew much larger than the largest S. Stenops fossil ever found. Lead geneticist Dr. Wu, believes that paleontologists have simply not yet found an adult specimen of S. Stenops. Others on the team have suggested the possibility that our stegosaur genome was ‘contaminated’ with S.armatus DNA (a much larger species of Stegosaurus). This idea goes some way to explaining why the stegosaurs got so large... whatever the case may be, InGen does not feel that this detracts from our animals.

Imagine that in a few hundred years from now, Indian elephants go extinct. A biotech company not unlike InGen, purchases a large grassland preserve, and begins working on resurrecting them, with the intention of setting them free on the preserve. But during the cloning process, some fragments of bone or dried hide from which they were recovering their DNA was used, actually came from an African elephant that was brought to India for a zoo. The resulting animals would be a mix of Indian and African elephant, but they would still be elephants. The African elephant DNA may have contributed the genes required to grow larger than an Indian elephant, or have bigger ears, or longer tusks... let’s say the cloned Indian elephants were identical to the original Indian elephants of today in every way, except they grew to the size of an African elephant at maturity. They would still be Indian elephants, just slightly bigger than they should normally be. But that wouldn’t matter the people visiting the preserve, who for the first time in over a century, get to see a living, breathing Indian elephant.

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herofan135 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nice job! I struggle alot with the plates of stegosaurs, but you pulled them off perfectly!
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Miyess Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Thanks :)

I used a reference image to get the shape of the plates right. I still need to fix the proportions of the hind legs on this one, but other than that I think this is it for this InGen File.
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Jurassic-Punk Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Forgive me, but for some reason that back leg bothers me a bit. Since I'm not familiar with the skeletal structure of Stegosaurus (and I don't have the time to research right now) - are you confident that it's supposed to be that... stubby looking?
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Miyess Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
No, not at all – it bothers me as well. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but you’re right it is the lower leg that is a bit stubby. I always wanted to fix the toes on this one, but now I see it’s the lower hind legs that need tweaking as well. Thank you, this is exactly why I upload these Beta files. I appreciate this kind of input, and when I upload the finished/colored versions, there should be no issues. :)
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Daikaiju-fanboy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Another job well done mate.
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Miyess Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Thanks :)
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Daikaiju-fanboy Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
You're welcome.
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