Friday, May 3, 2019


Imperobator on the Prowl

Imperobator was a Theropod dinosaur from the Cretaceous Period.  It lived in what is now Antarctica.  Antarctica was warmer then.  In fact, there were cycads and ferns along with the conifer forests.  In this drawing the ferns are on the ground and there are cycad trees in the forest.  The trees that look like palm trees are actually cycads.  The cycad is actually a type of conifer. . . their seeds are in cones.  But I will admit, a cydad LOOKS a lot like a palm tree.  

Some paleontologists think that Imperobatoar was about the size of a Utahraptor, but it was not a raptor.  Notice that it lacked a large  killer sickle claw on each foot.  But make no mistake, it was still a killer.  So Imperobator may have grown up to 23 feet or 7 meters long and weighed up to 4,400 lbs. or around 2,000 kg.  This size is in  dispute. . . so maybe Imperobator was only 10 feet or 3 meters long. . . that still is a good sized killer dinosaur.

I am not aware or the eye socket size, but since it DID live in Antarctica it may have had larger eyes to gather light in the long dark winters.  The drawing should be colored as a scene at night, notice the moon and a few stars and maybe a planet, (like Venus).  The small Arctic predatory Theropod called Troodon also had rather large light gathering eyes. 

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