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Bitter surprise by Hyrotrioskjan Bitter surprise by Hyrotrioskjan
Animals not always eat healthy things, and when they accidently chomp something poisonous they must get rid of it or they die. Some excrete it with what leaves the backside, others spit or sweat... and a few use it for later. This ability to store poison of plants or prey animals can be found at snails, fishes, frogs, the mane rat, manticors ;) and also, in rare cases, birds. They store the poison in their feathers and skin which makes them inedible for any predator.
It's a ability which seams to come and go several times in evolution and I wouldn't surprised if one or two dinosaurs evolve it likewise.
I choose Beipiaosaurus for this All Yesterdays experiment. I could imagine that the switch between meat- and plant-eating-livestyle brings some challanges with it. Meat is much more easier to diggest and have, normally, no toxic substances. In addition these small herbivores were probably not fast enough and not armoured to defy bigger predatores. The big claws could be helpfull but their defense function is uncertain for me.
A good defense is always to have a disrepute. Here the Beipiaosaurus eats young yew shoots (yews are known from the Jehol biota) which he stores in it's skin and in it's longer, pointed stage-one-feathers.
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:iconbalaur99dennonychus:
Balaur99Dennonychus Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Aren't these anterior claws too short for Beipiaosaurus (a therizinosaurid) ?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Not all therizinosaurs had soooo giant claws like Therizinosaurs itself =)
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:iconbalaur99dennonychus:
Balaur99Dennonychus Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
well... i agree with u, but though even the most primitive and baseline therizinosauroids had front sickle-cell claws proportionally large. Can I take the example of Falcarius and Martharaptor... closely related with your Beipiaosaurus.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Then just see it as one of my flaws, nobody is perfect =)
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:iconzinnorokkrah:
Zinnorokkrah Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
That's a brilliant idea! What other dinosaurs do you think may have exhibited this phenomenon?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :lol:
I thought about other primitive therizinosaurs and maybe dryosaurs.
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:iconzinnorokkrah:
Zinnorokkrah Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Ah, so along the lines of Tianyulong and its relatives?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
inter alia =)
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
You should try drawing a dinosaur analogue of a shrike. That would be epic.:D
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's a fantastic idea :lol: I will do it as far as I could :nod:
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:iconkingovrats:
KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
I'm glad you liked my idea.:) I think a pterosaur would work here even better as dinosaurs had their front limbs capable of tearing the prey apart along with their mouth, and pterosaur could have difficulty doing tha so it could go for shrike-style of feasting.:D
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
I will think about it :nod:
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:iconkingovrats:
KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
I wonder, will it be another poor baby koolasuchus xD
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
We will see ;)
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manaista Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your texture work is just amazing!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :lol: :bow:
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:iconmanaista:
manaista Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very much welcome 8-)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
=)
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:iconherofan135:
herofan135 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really neat idea, love it! :heart:
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you =D
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
fascinating! :D I like the style of the painting too! :D
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot =)
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yo're welcome!
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:iconpilsator:
pilsator Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work, great idea behind it!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Danke dir =D
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Good work with the pose of the dinosaur, coloration, shading and details. Interesting idea! Really great series of "All Yesterdays"-themed artworks. :)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much =)
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:icontheonetruesircharles:
TheOneTrueSirCharles Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Vary cool!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =)
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:icontheonetruesircharles:
TheOneTrueSirCharles Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Very well done!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you =)
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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh how I am loving this series of artworks.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :lol:
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is an awesome idea! But to be picky, plants aren't "venomous" per se. The correct term usage is poisonous. There's a pretty significant difference.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :lol:

Thanks for the correction, both words mean the same in german so I was not sure which one would be fitting ;)
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:icondeinonychusempire:
DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! I didn't know that. It's an easy mistake to make, then.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Indeed, in german we use the word "Gift" for venom/poison, so better be carefull if a german want to give you a gift ;)
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's very interesting. I'll certainly avoid Germany during Christmas then, the holiday season is always "potent" anyway. ;P
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Cool, I made an AY Bepaiosaurus too.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nice, I loved your Tanystropheus so I'm very curious on your Beipiaosaurs =)
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Artist
Awesome quilled therizinosaur you did!:)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much =)
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Artist
Your welcome!
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