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Cryotaurus by Hyrotrioskjan Cryotaurus by Hyrotrioskjan
The north american neighbor of Cryopterus. If you speak a bit ancient greek (implausible, I do not even speak) you know what he mainly feed in the summer.
Salmons.
During the warmer month they come togther at some rivers and hunt. When the salmons are gone they eat, deers, reindeers, rabbits and sometimes a young elk. In the winter they sleep the most time. Because they can't fly with a fat layer, they bury most of the prey in the frozen ground for later.
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macgobhain Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
So I have a question...


Why does this animal have such a limited range? I mean, assuming that we still have deer, rabbits, reindeer, and salmon in this alternate universe, the range of its prey base extends a lot further east and south as well. Even if we are to assume that a large flyer like this requires open country to feed in, which is a plausible assumption to be sure, there is a lot of open country extending down into the Great Planes, the Columbia Plateau, the Central Valley of California, and the Great Basin as well that would provide suitable habitat for such an animal. I could see it feeding on salmon during the salmon run where its range allows, but reindeer (we call them caribou here, lol) are found across Canada and extending into the northernmost United States, and there are a wide variety of deer on which they could be feeding as well as pronghorns, which often form large herds. Today, on the planes of Texas, Northern Mexico, New Mexico, Arizona, and Oklahoma, one can find a number of other introduced ungulates grazing as well - specifically a very large herd of Nilgai, some 35,000+ strong that is free ranging between Mexico and Texas.


Given the fact that wolves and bears have been able to range from Europe to Mexico without a proper speciation event (instead being divided into subspecies where you go), I think it's likely that Cryotaurus would probably hunt at least from Alaska to the Great Planes, if not even further into Siberia and across Central Asia as well.
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MistaSilentKiller Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are these feathers on the dragon?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
This Draco-fuzz consists on modified, hollow scales. Some snakes posses similar scales or small parts of their body (can't remember the species)
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MistaSilentKiller Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh awesome, so I guess they are warm blooded too? :D
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Indeed :nod:
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Ice Bull?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes :nod:
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
What amount of charging do they do? Why Ice Bull? (Just curious, not criticizing. I am genuinely curious and fascinated.)
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ice bull because they live in much cooler climate than most dragons and becasue of the horn-like elongated jugal bones =)
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I don't see any... Ahh! Now I see them. Very nice.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =)
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Realy cool, love his fluffy look!
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks =)
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
wow ich mag den hier definitiv am meisten. Ein im wahrsten sinne des wortes "Cooler"name, "Gefrorener stier". Tolles bild :D
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Danke, und dabei bin ich mit dem hier noch nicht mal ganz zufrieden, das geht besser ;)
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MUNDOREPTILES Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
mmmmm nice, but why it doesn't have the finger that is use to walk? sorry for my english, i'm learning
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
No problem =D
It walk with just with it's ankles, the finger evolve back because in the cold climate of Alska, the body temperature fall down very fast with to many body surface
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Polar dragons FTW!
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
I knew WTF but what is FTW (have problems with chat speach)
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
For the Win. ;)
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ahhhhhhhhhhh, thanks for explaining =)
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Shinigami-Chiteki Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
"Cold Bull" implies that he would feed in summer? And why no horns? Anything with a taurus in its name needs horns.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Indeed, I mean his "surname", and with the horns I mean the spiky cheekbones.
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Shinigami-Chiteki Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Oh I see. I thought that was the jawline.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Maybe I should explain it better...
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Shinigami-Chiteki Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
It is a bit hard to tell.
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're looking at the wrong name. Species have a binomen.
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Shinigami-Chiteki Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
I thought that might be the case, but all I saw there was salmon.
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Whachamacallit1 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
HAH! I knew what salmovenator means! Oh I'm so awesome *dances*

Anyhow, nice work there! But are there any large species of dragons inhabiting N.America, or are they all extinct?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
The biggest (large as the Confuciosaurus) extinct but there are a species, closely related to Eurovenator, that survive the ice ages and the human...yet.
As with the Eurovenator, the population is very small.
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grimnak60 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Was this the one you made using my ideas?

SOO happyy!!! if it is.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Indeed =)
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