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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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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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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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herofan135 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The colours on this one are so cool! :wow:
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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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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh, du überschüttest mich mal wieder mit Lob :worship:
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
haha, das has du dir aber auch verdient ;)
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