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Dinodactylus by Hyrotrioskjan Dinodactylus by Hyrotrioskjan
This flightless dragon species extinct after the arrival of the first humans in New Zealand, the first corpse which was found came into the hands of Gideon Mantell.
He died before he could publish his discovery, and the ancestors of the neoraptors hide the specimen and his notes from the public.
Here you can read more: [link]
The Mantell-specimen (gray shape) was a young, not fully grown male. How the scientists of the Institute of supposed fictional Biology later discovered is Dinodactylus a species with a very intersting allometric scheme. The juvenile had bigger wings a shorter snout and more robust tail fan.
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spinosaur67 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i knew dragons were real
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :bow:
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spinosaur67 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
your welcome
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mattsandwik Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
How could this dragon be flightless? The wings look big enough
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
The are actual very short compared to it's relatives and the bones are thicker/heavier than in flyable species.
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mattsandwik Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
So if it can't fly, then why does it have wings?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Because their ancestors were able to fly.
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:iconmattsandwik:
mattsandwik Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
So the wings are evolutionary leftovers
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Indeed :nod:
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:iconmattsandwik:
mattsandwik Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Could this thing have hunted humans
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
It was specilized on small prey and plants, the species extinct because of the Maori which stole their eggs.
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raptorman123 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
If you ask me, the Neoraptors seem like real assholes for hiding so much valuable scientific data. I'd find Candlejack to show them what it's like to be abd...
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Belive me, they would like to share all this informations with the rest of the world and most of them would like to walk around in their alternate form whenever they want. In addition, it's not their decision to open the gates. T he situation is complicated and most of the mankind is not ready for the secrets of the Portajo ar Wirshan. Especially for the weapon technology.
But they hide not everything. Some scinetists of them work in the industry and help us to master the next step. though they meddle not to much because it's their philosophy that we must go our own way and make our own mistakes because everything else would be like doping in a big way.
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raptorman123 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Portajo ar Wirshan?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh sorry, Portajo ar Wirshan means "Layers of realization" it't a system of seven steps which divide our world in levels of knowledge. Normal humans are on the first layer, the second level is full of organisations like CIA, BND, FBI and so on. Layer 5 is home of the neoraptors, werewolfs and vampires. And on Layer 7 you would find the Opus Scientia and a few individuals with no affiliation.
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raptorman123 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
So, basically, if normal people were to know about cryptids and such, their faces would melt off their skulls? Also, in my version of this story, vampires have rights in the U.S. and are on Layer 1 (formerly Layer 3) and werewolves and skinwalkers are on Level 3, on the same level that vampires used to be. Vampires are also no more technologically advanced than humans, that's just my OC, who, through contact with several extraterrestrial races, obtained new technology, including wrist-held teleportation devices.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ah, I see your creativity begins to work :lol:

None would die or become mad (most of us) if he/she would see a cryptid =D it's just a system which make it easier to decide things like: "how many can I tell her/him?" or "which substance will kill her/his memories better". more bureaucratic than biologic ;)
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raptorman123 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
What do you mean "mankind isn't ready"?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's difficult to answer and I have not thought about it yet.
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the drawing not the story
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you =)
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome
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:icondinodanthetrainman:
dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is very reasonable
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vinhavatar Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
:iconfelipenn:
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
=D
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:iconvinhavatar:
vinhavatar Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
This is one of my GDR (Global Dragon Reservation) dragons. :lol:
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
=D
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8bitAviation Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
is this the biggest one?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
These are the biggest extinct and living species: [link]
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Therosaur Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have thought of an alien creature called the same way like before an year.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
The name was spontanous and not very creative =)
I guess there are more than just you and me, who invent a species with this title.
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Therosaur Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well ok
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wicked work! :D
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks =D
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SpongeBobFossilPants Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
What would represent the taniwha?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is the Taniwha, or rather the main inspiration source for it, sea serpents inspired the Maori too.
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Asanbonsam Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Hm interesting, if the juvenile have bigger wings does that mean that they were arboreal and only later became terrestrial? Or did they live in higher altitudes?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
They were able to glide, so it was easier to escape from aggressive adults.
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:iconasanbonsam:
Asanbonsam Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
And the adults can't glide?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's more a wide hopping, the bones of this species are not so hollow like at other dragons.
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:iconasanbonsam:
Asanbonsam Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
But still, shouldn't wings of this size allow some sort of gliding?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Die Tiere haben nicht mehr den leichten Knochenbau ihrer Vorfahren, und klettern ist mit dieser Größe auch nicht mehr möglich.
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FluffySpiderz Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All I can say is, humans NEVER should have landed in new zealand. THey just screwed all the critters over. Aren't dragons in general descended from pterasaurs?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
The nearest relatives of the dragons are monitor lizards =)
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:iconfluffyspiderz:
FluffySpiderz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You could say that, but seems so much more likely and plausible that a creature as spectacular as the dragon would be descended from creatures already known to be large, adorned with horns, and in the power of flight, not lizards. That's just my opinion.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
The ancestors of the dinosaurs were also cold-blooded ;): [link]
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:iconfluffyspiderz:
FluffySpiderz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, yes, but that means your assuming dragons are cold blooded? And by the look of your illustrations, you seem to suggest more dinosaur in the dragons' forms than moniter.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
You must see the primitive members (convergent evolution is everywhere)
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:iconfluffyspiderz:
FluffySpiderz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have, its just that I see more in common between dragons and dinosaurs or say, queztalcoatalus than even the most primitive pelycosaur, which have always been thouroghly land bound.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
The structure of the pterosaur wings is very different to the dragon wings.
Pterosaurs haven't a big sternum.
And at the dinosaurs only the birds...which have feathers.
There are similarities to archosaurs but only because dragons must solve the same problems.
For example: the lungs of dragons have a few similarities to the lungs of birds, but they use also the gular-pumping.
The wings have blood vessel loops but no pteroid.
They have, monitors, venom glands und the underjaw....
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