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Walking with Dinosaurs: Timimus by TrefRex Walking with Dinosaurs: Timimus by TrefRex
Timimus hermani
Named by Tom and Patricia Rich, 1993
Diet: Possibly Carnivore (Prey probably included small dinosaurs such as Leaellynasaura and Atlascopasaurus, as well as small mammals such as the monotreme Kryoryctes, and other small animals; perhaps a scavenger of carcasses)
Type: Coelurosaurian theropod dinosaurs (Note: Since it is known from only a legbone of one adult and a juvenile, little is known of where in the theropoda it belongs to. Originally its thought to be an ornithomimosaur, but recently its now believed to be a much different theropod, perhaps a tyrannosauroid)
Size: Because this dinosaur is known only from a legbone of one adult and a juvenile, we don't know the actual size of it with estimates of around 11.5 feet (3.5 meters) in length.
Region: Southeastern Australia (Victoria)
Age: Early Cretaceous (118 to 110 million BC; Late Aptian to Early Albian)
Episode: Spirits of the Ice Forest (Only in the companion book, Walking with Dinosaurs: A Natural History; as "small dinosaurs", see desciption below)
Info: Named after Tim Rich, the son of paleontologists Tom and Patricia Rich who founded only a leg bone of one adult and a juvenile in the coastal cliffs of Victoria in southeastern Australia (in a site called 'Dinosaur Cove' in the Eumeralla Formation) in 1991, Timimus was a small theropod dinosaur that lived in the forested floodplain within a rift valley in ancient Gondwana (which Australia was stuck to Antarctica back then) just several hundred miles away from the South Pole with winter lasting 3 months of total darkness and below freezing temperatures. In 1996, microstructure bone expert, Anusuya Chinsamy, examined the bone material of Timimus and discovered that the bone formation had cynical patterns, which suggested that this dinosaur may have hibernated the cold wintery months.

Note: While most say its an ornithomimosaur since we only have scant remains, its now thought by many to be a member of the tyrannoraptora coelurosaur, perhaps a tyrannosauroid. So for that reason, I based it on Gregory S. Paul's skeletal illustration on Guanlong and Dilong. Coloration similar to a Brown bear.

So yeah, here's another animal that only appeared in the companion book (but no image), but not on-screen, in the Spirit of the Ice Forest chapter and in the part where the allosaur (Australovenator) fight over a Muttaburrasaurus kill, its mentioned "As the two predators feed, smaller dinosaurs and even a few mammals arrive and hover in the fern thicket, waiting for leftovers." We don't know what the smaller dinosaurs they were as they were never described, but it could be Timimus as what :iconwwcb: mentioned, so I chose Timimus for that reason. 

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:icontigon1monster:
Tigon1Monster Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
How big do you think the Adult would be?
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TrefRex Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
Well, we don't the actual size since it was known from scant remains, but its estimated to be around 11.5 feet (3.5 meters) in length
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:icontigon1monster:
Tigon1Monster Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
So the Adult's size. Are you going to do Atlascopcosaurus and Serendipaceratops?
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:icontrefrex:
TrefRex Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
Not really
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:icontigon1monster:
Tigon1Monster Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
Why not?
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:icontrefrex:
TrefRex Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
They're not in WwD
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:icontigon1monster:
Tigon1Monster Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
I know. But these 2 aren't depicted much.
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animalman57 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
Interesting. I'm guessing either Muttaburrasaurus or Australovenator is next.
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:icontrefrex:
TrefRex Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017
Actually it's the mammal Steropodon
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Glavenychus Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great!
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JPLover764 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Interesting design.
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:iconpcawesomeness:
PCAwesomeness Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Cool!
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DinoNTrains Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
As always, nice work! Keep it up.

Also, have you considered doing art for the other Walking With... series (i.e. Beasts, Monsters, Cavemen)?
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:icontrefrex:
TrefRex Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Well yeah! I was thinking about it and people suggested me to do those
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:icondinontrains:
DinoNTrains Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
I think you'd do it very well :)
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:iconkaijufanboy17:
Kaijufanboy17 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
this depiction of Timimus looks like something out of Dinosaur Planet 
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:icontrefrex:
TrefRex Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
Yeah it looks like the mini dromaeosaurs of Cretaceous Romania, but I try to make it like a coelurosaur
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:iconninjakingofhearts:
ninjakingofhearts Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Who next?
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:icontrefrex:
TrefRex Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017
Steropodon
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:iconpcawesomeness:
PCAwesomeness Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Amazing!
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:iconasari13:
asari13 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice
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:iconxiaolindinomaster:
XiaolinDinoMaster Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
I like how this one came out.
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:icontrefrex:
TrefRex Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Thanks! This was the best I can do
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:iconxiaolindinomaster:
XiaolinDinoMaster Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Still, looks great. Next up is the Australovenator I presume.
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Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Student General Artist
I'm thinking it's just a basal tyrannoraptoran coelurosaur
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:icontrefrex:
TrefRex Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
It could be
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:icontigon1monster:
Tigon1Monster Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
You forget the winter coat.
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:icontrefrex:
TrefRex Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
well, its said that this dinosaur might have hibernated the wintery months based on the microscopic evidence in the bones
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:icontigon1monster:
Tigon1Monster Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Oh. Okay.
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:iconwdghk:
WDGHK Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Personally I would not have included this dinosaur, not only because it's know from scanty material, but also since scientists don't even have a clear grasp on what kind of dinosaur it is.   
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TrefRex Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Yeah, we really don't much about this dinosaur due to the scant remains we have! Its interesting based on the microscopic evidence in the bones show that this dinosaur might have hibernated the cold winter months
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