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Brutodens inexpectatus by Hyrotrioskjan Brutodens inexpectatus by Hyrotrioskjan
This species is known since 1991 by 3 specimes (and a few fragments), one from the Paris Basin and two from the Mainz Basin. The fossils range from the late oligocene to the late miocene and are all found in marine layers.
The dragon was heterodont- had different forms of teeth- the teeth near the nostrils were pointed but without dentilces, instead the teeth in the back of he jaw were flat and dull, perfect to crush shells and crabs.

The taxonomic position in the tree of the Aquilapoda was uncertain for a long time, at first it was presumed that the species stands at the base of the Wyvernidae (Eurovenator etc.) than some scientists suggest that it is a sister taxon of Megaceloxus and it's relatives. Today most experts accept that Brutodens is part of a own, very specialized family which secede from the rest of the Aquilapoda shortly after the first members of this suborder appeared.

Scale: 5 cm
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:iconorionide5:
Orionide5 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
I'd never have guessed from this drawing that the skull was so wide. The extra views you sketched really add another dimension to the creature.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well only the last sketch on the left side give a good view on how wide the skull really is, the rest are just experiments with the forms, it was the first sketch of the species.
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sunwas12 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
U are kwit the artist
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
=)
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mattsandwik Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Excellent work
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:iconherofan135:
herofan135 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The colours on this one are so cool! :wow:
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :bow:
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
meiner meinung nach einer deiner besten. Wenn man sich jetzt mal die größe wegdenkt, dann würde der echt gefährlich aussehen -allein der name hört sich schon "badass" an :D
Am besten finde ich hier wie du die schuppen umgesetzt hast,gerade im nackenbereich sehen sie fantastisch aus. Auch die füße gefallen mir sehr,vor allem wie du den nach hinten gerichteten zeh gezeichnet hast. Auch mit der farbgebung hast du meiner meinung nach mal wieder voll ins schwarze getroffen :)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh, du überschüttest mich mal wieder mit Lob :worship:
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:iconteratophoneus:
Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
haha, das has du dir aber auch verdient ;)
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:iconbirdgvee:
BirdGVee Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student General Artist
This... is very interesting. *reads comments* gotta check out your gallery. Pseudo-scientific, eh? :D Love it XD
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ja, im "Dragons of the World" Ordner gibts alles was dieses Projekt betrifft =)
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:iconredpanda7:
RedPanda7 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
A fantastic and magnificent creature
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :lol:
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:iconredpanda7:
RedPanda7 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
No problem :bow:
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OP-Girl16 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dieser sieht klasse aus!:D
die Färbung und grüne Augen*__*
Auch die Beine+Füße und die Kopfform sehen gut ais;)
Würde den hier gerne mir ausgebreiteten Flügeln sehen!^^
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Danke dir :hug:
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Entenn Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Nice work!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :lol:
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:iconramul:
Ramul Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Shouldn't they have developed bigger brains to cope with flight?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ich hab mich vorallem an Waranen orientiert, die ja auch bereits ziemlich intelligente Reptilien sind, meines erachtens kommt es eher darauf an wie das Hirn aufgebaut ist, und wie das Innenohr sich angepasst hat da natürlich ein besserer Geleichgewichtssinn von nöten ist ;)
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:iconramul:
Ramul Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Nicht nur Hirnaufbau, die Größe des Kleinhirns ist auch relevant, welches bei Reptilien eher klein ist.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Dessen Größe nimmt in der Tat während der Entwicklungsgeschichte der Drachen an Größe zu, Im Falle von Brutodens ist das jedoch schwer einzuschätzen da sich nur wenige Knochen des Hirnschädels erhalten haben, diese Rekonstruktion ist eher hypothetisch.
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Hellraptor Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks brutal, really cool. I like the shape and colurus for it.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you =)
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
brutodens eh? whouldn't want that thing to get a chew on me... :rofl:
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha, that would become a nasty contusion =)
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Exobio Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the texture on this guy, he looks awesome.

You should, if you aren't already, write a book on these dragons. Like an encyclopedia, I'd buy it in a heart beat.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
I work indeed in a pseudo-scientific standard book [link]
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Exobio Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! How did I miss this? These look great :)
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :hug:
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Exobio Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww:
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TheOneTrueSirCharles Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =)
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TheOneTrueSirCharles Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
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Alpha-Dilophosaurus Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Another awesome critter!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :lol:
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MaxterandKiwiKing Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it a relative of Ostraedectes?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's a remake of Ostraedectes, I liked the drawing but it dosen't fit into the anatomical context so I decided draw a new version.
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MaxterandKiwiKing Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh. Okay then.
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Zinnorokkrah Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Beautiful! What wonderfully robust jaws, I'd imagine predatory members of this family would be something along the lines of the Tyrannosaurs of the dragons.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you =D
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gytalf2000 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Another weird, wild and fun critter!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Many thanks =)
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :hug:
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