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Chiropterimimus by Hyrotrioskjan Chiropterimimus by Hyrotrioskjan
A collaboration of Smnt2000 [link] and me. He made the drawing [link] , I color it.
His discription:

"Chiropterimimus cretacicus ("Cretaceous Bat-Imitator") is the oldest member we've discovered of the dragon lineage, from the Campanian-Maastrichtian.
This animal is the basal-most species of these flying reptiles, an animal very close to the ancestry of all dragons and possibly very similar (or at least related) to the missing link between monitor lizards and their winged cousins.
Its remains are found all over the world, from Canada to Japan, with fine-preserved specimens from Germany and a fully articulated one from the Liburnia Formation in Italy (the same deposit where the hadrosauroid Tethyshadros was found). The body is overall very similar to that of modern varanids, but the arms are very different. It shows us that the wings of dragons are convergent to that of bats but in a different way, with only the II-III-IV-V digits covered by the patagium (the digit I actually seems to be lost in their evolution).
This little carnivore have not the muscles and the anatomy for flying like its successors, so it could glide only for short distances.

Lenght: 1.5-1.8 m
Wingspan: 1-1.2 m
Habitat: Forest, Swamps
Radiation: Germany, Canada, Japan, South Africa, Brasil, Korea, Italy
Diet: Small mammals, lizards, eggs, insects"


I have nothing more to say, was very fun =)
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:iconhybridthesharkasaus:
hybridtheSharkasaus Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Artist
im suprised you havent made a lineage thats more convergent with bats, by that i mean in the sense that they use their back and shoulder muscles for powered flight instead of a large breastbon
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
I used mainly birds and pterosaurs for the design but there are also a few bat quotes. i would have liked to include more bat anatomy but it's really difficult to get good references.
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hybridtheSharkasaus Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student Artist
well heres how they fly because they dont have large breast bones like most of your dragons, www.theatlantic.com/technology…
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well, the brestbones of my dragons are not that large compared to most birds =) 
Thanks for the link, it could be very helpfull for me :nod:
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:iconhybridthesharkasaus:
hybridtheSharkasaus Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student Artist
i mean it sticks out
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
yes =)
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:iconiris-the-wildqueen:
Iris-the-WildQueen Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No, no, no... Confess! This is a photo!
How outstanding colors!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sorry, it's a painting, the animals are 65 million years old =D
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:iconiris-the-wildqueen:
Iris-the-WildQueen Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It doesn't matter... You found it somewhere! This is so nice picture... :-)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thaaaaaaaaaank you =D
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:iconiris-the-wildqueen:
Iris-the-WildQueen Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :-)

(Sorry for "double-coment", I had some problem with internet)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Haha, yes I have sometimes the same problem =)
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:iconiris-the-wildqueen:
Iris-the-WildQueen Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It doesn't matter... You found it somewhere! This is so nice picture... :-)
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
hey, du hast den namen glaub ich falsch geschrieben, der titel von deinem bild ist chiroptrerimimus aber in dem bild steht chiropterimimus. Mann, deine drachen sind echt hammer, ich glaub ich muss auch ma ein paar machn, du bist echt eine inspiration :D
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh, da hast du recht...
Eine Inspiratiosquelle zu werden war immer mein Traum. Danke =)
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MrCreator3000 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Just wondering are these dragons cold blooded like the varanids or are they warm-blooded? Really cool
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks =)
This primitive member was cold blooded, but later they become warm-blooded.
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:iconteratophoneus:
Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
cool, du hast echt nen fledermaus-ähnlichen drachengemacht :D
Sieht echt geil aus :)
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Danke, obwohl es vorallem die Idee von Smnt2000 war, er wollte eine Art die nahe am Ursprung der Drachen.

Hast du übrings auch schon von dem neuem deutschen Theropoden aus Bayern gehört? Wunderbar erhaltenes Exemplar...
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:iconteratophoneus:
Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
nein bisher noch nicht, welcher theropoden-familie gehört er denn an ?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sieht aus wie ein Coelurosaurier: [link]
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
cool, danke für den hinweis, den muss ich gleich ma malen :D
Aber zuerst mach ich meinen australischen spinosauriden fertig. Hast du schon von diesem spinosauriden gehört?-er soll winzig sein, nur etwa 2 meter lang.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
WAS?! Oh mein Gott, 2 meter, das wäre perfekt für meinen Park, wo kann man mehr darüber lesen?
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
bisher nicht viel, die google suche ergab nur wenige treffer. HodariNundu hat einen gemacht, du findest ihn in seiner gallerie unter dem titel Aussie spinosaur. Er hat wohl einige infos über ihn zusammengetragen,weiß nicht woher er sie hat, aber es ist auf jeden fall ein höchst iteressantes Tier(meiner st mittlerweile auch fertig)
Das wäre dann der kleinste aller spinosaurier, aber ich weiß nicht genau ob das tier zu seinem todeszeitpunkt voll ausgewachsen war.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ich hab auch nicht viel mehr raus bekommen, das Foto eines Wirbelknochen und ein wenig Text hier und da, ernüchternd...
Ich hoffe da wird noch mehr veröffentlicht
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:icondeathlygrey:
deathlygrey Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student Writer
really nice.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks =)
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:icondeathlygrey:
deathlygrey Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student Writer
no problem.
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AmnioticOef Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Your painting has improved a lot after only a year :D .
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you
I hope this it just the pike of the iceberg =)
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AmnioticOef Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Hope so!
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Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful! My god, you made it so awesome :D
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
:bow: :bow: thanks, it was a pleasure
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Whachamacallit1 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Wow, the dragon spread across the entire world without being able to fly? Any insight on how it managed that?
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Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, think about modern monitor lizards and iguanas: they spread all over the world travelling on land, swimming or sailing on logs, and that's what this old little fellow did...I think XD ...The odd thing is that all specimens of this reptile are classified as a single species, but in actual paleonotlogy species are tricky bastards, and so it's also very likely in dragon paleontology ;) . Maybe they are actually all the same animal, or maybe theyre are several species of the same genus. Who knows...
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hmmm, you are right, muct think about it...
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Darthsantuzzo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Two great artists, a beautiful collaboration.
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Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Grazie mille :)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you =)
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:icontheload:
TheLOAD Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Beautiful. You can really see the similarity to monitor lizards.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
:bow: that was his goal
I try to give it a bit the pattern of a lace monitor
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TheLOAD Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
It's perfect. A perfect missing link.
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think there is one dragon you've put out that I HAVEN'T favorited yet. Amazing work! The collaborations are especially interesting.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
=) =) =) =) =) =)
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Alloclaw Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Love it! Fave again
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
=D thanks
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