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Ferenc Nopcsa and his Magyarosaurus by Pelycosaur24 Ferenc Nopcsa and his Magyarosaurus by Pelycosaur24

PART 27 Ferenc Nopcsa and his Magyarosaurus 

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Our second Austro-Hungarian Paleontologist albeit this time from the Hungarian side of the empire, Ferenc Nopcsa aka Franz Nopcsa von Felső-Szilvás was born in 1877 in Transylvania in modern day Romania. His interest in Dinosaurs started early on since bones were discovered on his family’s estate. He moved to Vienna to study paleontology. There he became the founder of paleobiology since he was one of the first scientists to take ecological and biological factors into the equation to deduce the living behavior of Dinosaurs. He made an interesting discovery when he worked with Dinosaurs from Transylvania, in that all of them seemed to be a lot smaller than their counterparts elsewhere. Among them was the only 5 – 6m long Sauropod Magyarosaurus. He concluded that the area was once an island (Hateg Island) and that this correlated with the size of the animals – the theory of insular dwarfism was born. Additionally Nopcsa was among the forerunners to promote the theory that birds evolved from dinosaurs.

But also his life outside of Paleontology was quite exciting. He was very interested in the costumes and traditions of Albania and even worked together with Albanian nationalist to gain independence from the Ottoman Empire. When WWI broke out Nopcsa volunteered to join the army and worked as a spy for Austria Hungary. When his country lost the war he lost all of his possessions, since they were now part of Romania, and moved back to Vienna. There he shot himself in 1933.

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RlyehSummerisle Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  New Deviant
Love it!
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017
Thank you :)
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ladyblackbird13 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Agent Nullnull-Saurier! 8-)
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:iconpelycosaur24:
Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
Filmtitel für ein James Bond/Jurrasic Park Crossover ;)
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:iconladyblackbird13:
ladyblackbird13 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
DUNDUNDUUUUUUN!!!
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Evometheus6082 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

On a secret mission ...
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
Exactely!
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asari13 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice art
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
Thank you!
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016
Cool work
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
Thank you!
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting guy for sure!! and your drawing is awesome as always :) I like the colors and also his coat!
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:iconpelycosaur24:
Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016
Thank you! :D Yes I figured since he was a spy I give him this kind of James Bond like Trenchcoat :XD:
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:iconmoonymina:
MoonyMina Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
totally fitting :) :)
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Ikechi1 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't believe I forgot about him.
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016
Well then I consider it my job to remind you :D
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acepredator Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016
Who's going to have a pet Hatzegopteryx?

That would be epic (a flying and running predator of animals significantly larger than a man....)
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016
True that would be cool - thanks for the suggestion - I will put it on the list, it will however have to wait until I start with the modern Paleontologists
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
This wakes in me the urge to redo all my European maastrichtian dinosaur series...
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016
Why?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Professional General Artist
A lot of outdated stuff and a horrible style...
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:iconpelycosaur24:
Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016
Well I look forward to see your updated stuff :D
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Ceratopsia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup:
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016
:)
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Bezsoba Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016   Writer
Great one as always! Very informative and interesting. I really got to like this guy, from your description and from the pics you made of him, I might just include him in my story as another historical chars. 

I also love the textrue you gave for our little sauropod ,)
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016
Thank you! Yeah he was quite an interesting person (I did not even write all he did - he also was the first person to hijack a plane in 1919) - I would be happy to see him in your stories.
Thank you - I went with what I saw in most reconstructions :)
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Bezsoba Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016   Writer
Yeah, I think he definetly qualifiys to be a member, so he is taken. :D just like Daniel Jakson or Jonas Quinn from Star Gate SG1, two... well... humanists in a millitary organization. So yes in the future you shall see him in my story. 

Okay, still its cool!
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FejesValentin Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks to you for writing his name in the correct way! (Y)
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016
You are welcome :)
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AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The Dinosaur Baron!!!
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016
the very same :D
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016
Awesome :D
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AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
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TheMightySaurus Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OHMYGLOB ITS SO FRIGGIN CUTE
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016
Thank you :D
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bhut Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
They look truly awesome together.
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016
Thank you :)
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bhut Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016
You're welcome.
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