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Dakotaraptor steini* at a water-lilly pond looking for turtles in the Maastrichtian Hell Creek Formation.

*Probably synonymous with Acheroraptor temertyorum.
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bh1324 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
In hind sight, the fact that it is in a pond inhabited by turtles is hillarious.
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pilsator Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Na ja, momentan ist es offen ob die beiden identisch sind. Aber klasse Bild wie immer!
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
According to what i found out, Dakotaraptor is a dromaeosaurine, not a velociraptorine.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Outside both clades? Well, that's truly strange...
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If i am mistaken, i will rectify my view on the subject. 
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Tyrannotitan333 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably synonymous?
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yoult Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Professional General Artist
I'm not buying the hypothesis of two contemporary dromies yet (Acheroraptor is pretty fragmentary and there is no overlapping data between those two). It's Tyrannosaurus/Nanotyrannus all over again.
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Gojira5000 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Acheroraptor is actually much smaller than even the corrected sizes for Dakotaraptor; the latter is roundabouts 5 and a half feet tall, while the former is roundabouts the same size as Velociraptor.

There's pretty much no way for these two genera can be synonymous unless Acheroraptor had some weird growth developments. I'd be hesitant to synonymize them.
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Tyrannotitan333 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It certainly makes sense, that's for sure. What is it with Hell Creek and ontogenic debates? :P
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acepredator Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
Dakotaraptor is much bigger. It's about the size of Utahraptor itself.
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, but it also apparently, a dromaeosaurine, not a velociraptorine like Acheroraptor.
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
anything's possible. we do have fragments of utahraptor-sized velociraptorines from the Isle of Wight.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
So no way it's Acheroraptor. But for a dromaeosaurine it's built for speed not strength.
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
right. it mirrors Deinonychus in build. It's also the sister taxon to Dromaeosaurus. 
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