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Airy birth by Hyrotrioskjan Airy birth by Hyrotrioskjan
Drepanpsaurs are strange, rare animals in the fossil record. We don't know much about them and that makes them a perfect object for a few paleoart experiments. In this case I imagine a Megalancosaurus female giving birth to her young, hanging at a branch some meters over the ground.
Ovoviviparity is known from snakes, chameleons, lizards, mosasaurs, plesiosaurs, ichthyosaurs, champsosaurs, fishes and so on.
It will be, probably, not the last time that we hear about the discovery of this reproductive way in paleontology.
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:iconunclebourbons:
UncleBourbons Featured By Owner May 11, 2016
Heard about this guy a while ago, but forgot his name! Thanks for jogging my memory haha.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
No problem =D
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JokerCarnage5 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i like this one:)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks =)
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:iconjokercarnage5:
JokerCarnage5 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome;)
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NocturnalSea Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
One of my favorite prehistoric critters !

I love how you do these on torn paper.  What kind of paper is it, anyway? Also was there a particular reason for this? Or just because it looks interesting?
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StrikertheRaptor1 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Neat.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you =)
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:iconstrikertheraptor1:
StrikertheRaptor1 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
You're welcome. :)
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:iconkazuma27:
Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great rendition of these strange lizards!
If i'm not mistaken they also lived here in Italy...
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Indeed, italy have some of the finest specimens of this family :nod:
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Awesome!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :lol:
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:iconmesozoic0906:
Mesozoic0906 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Insane beuty.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =D
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DoodleDude44 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Sweet, Drepanosaurs! My favorite non avimetarlisans that are lizard like! on a slightly different note, what did you use for it? It looks like pastel. I like it.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :lol:
I use gouache and watercolors.
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did the drepanosaurs bear live young though as shown in the fossil record?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
As much as I know there are no evidences for the reproduction system of drepanosaurs, this picture is pure speculation =)
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? Wow!
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:iconviergacht:
Viergacht Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
That is really interesting!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot =)
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smartpulchra Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
fantastic, theory friend.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :lol:
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:iconlanexcyteri:
LanexCyteri Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
interesting theory, I am sure there was some land animals that gave birth that way
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =)
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Artist
This is I like to called the "Oppossum Lizard" style!;)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha, :rofl: I will write that in the description =)
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Artist
Alright.:)
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:iconxenokingevan:
XenokingEvan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
facanating
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =D
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:iconxenokingevan:
XenokingEvan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
wellcome
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Zinnorokkrah Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Fascinating. Any other extinct reptiles you imagine being ovoviviparous?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Maybe phythosaurs ;)
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:iconzinnorokkrah:
Zinnorokkrah Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Hmm- that's interesting. I'd imagine them to be more like crocodiles, but I suppose since we don't really know anything is possible.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yep :nod:
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SchweinGoth Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Interesting speculative art! :) Many Drepanosaurs are known from the triassic record in northern Italy. They shared features with chamaleons, birds, and in some ways with primates too (they are also called simiosaurs, monkey-lizards). I always imagined a speculative parallel evolution, bipedal terrestrial Drepanosaurs with 2 thumbs, a 3d color vision and an attitude to encephalization :D
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sounds nice =D
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:iconmanaista:
manaista Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow...
Very nice work with the concept.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you =D
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:iconmanaista:
manaista Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem :D
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
=)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
=)
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halmtier Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This reminds me of Corucia zebrata, a type of Ovovivipary skink that has a prehensile tail and lives in trees. Their babies are a LOT larger then this mother is giving birth to though (in comparison to the mother) and they do it while nesting on the ground. I think the issue with treetop births would be the risk of the newly born young falling.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yep, Pristichampsus is right =)
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MaxterandKiwiKing Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Monkey-tailed skink?
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
This picture is based on various small chameleons that give live birth in trees, their tiny babies' amniotic sacks stick to the branches until they manage to emerge.
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halmtier Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it was the feet that led me to relate this fictional creature to the skink more. Wasn't intending it as an insult, just an observation.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
No, that's fine.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you that you have elucidated him =)
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