Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Juvenile Spinolurus by Hyrotrioskjan Juvenile Spinolurus by Hyrotrioskjan
I nearly forget this matter. Spinolurus show a very interesting allometric pattern. Adults are fully quadropedal (they stand only on their hind limbs to reach higher branches or bird nests). Juveniles and babys are instead bipedal until they reached a lenght of 3 meters (between 3 and 4 years old). The bigger/older specimens are called Burrunjor and were once descriped as a seperate species.
Another difference to flying dragons is the state of parental care and the number of eggs. Spinolurus often laying up to ten eggs (Eurovenator only 2) and between 6 and 8 chicks are normal. Babys following their parents during the first weeks but these don't looking much aftern them. With an age of 7 weeks (this state is shown here) they leave the adult animals. During this time they are active at night and day to cover their food needs, their diet is a bit more meat-heavy. During the first two years they often live together to warn each other because of predators (they stay in contect with their long tails). Many juveniles become killed during their first year by snakes, wedge tailed eagles, dingos and dieseases/parasites but mainly the perentie and the lace monitor. Often only one of ten reach the adulthood.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconmattsandwik:
mattsandwik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
You should make a juvenile Eurovenator
Reply
:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
I have sketches already =D
Reply
:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder....do you believe that a squamatan could undergo such a drastic alteration?
Reply
:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Evolution is full of surprises, this is nothing compared to other ways of how nature can form animal.
Reply
:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Suppose you're right....humans and their babies aren't precisely alike anyway :)
Reply
:icon13ghostez:
13ghostEz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist
aw it's so cute!!!
Reply
:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :lol:
Reply
:iconsuperdude327:
Superdude327 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Awesome!!!
Reply
:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you =)
Reply
:icongdog00:
gdog00 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Don't forget goannas as predators.
Reply
:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for reminding me :nod:
Reply
:iconorionide5:
Orionide5 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Aww! Baby reptiles just have a unique appeal in my opinion. You should show more baby dragons.
Reply
:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
There will be more in the future =)
Reply
:icontherealzilla360:
TheRealZilla360 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I wish your dragons were actual animals. They're so realistically designed. 🐉
Reply
:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :lol:
Reply
:iconauronyth:
Auronyth Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
very creative!
Reply
:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =D
Reply
:iconzinnorokkrah:
Zinnorokkrah Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
What a cool area of this creature's life cycle to explore, certainly wasn't seeing this coming- but they're so adorable :) I wonder, do any other dragons have a stage in their life cycle like that?
Reply
:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you =D
Tarimhesaurus and Confuciosaurus have also a very intersting life cycle which I will depict maybe soon ;)
Reply
:iconzinnorokkrah:
Zinnorokkrah Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Oh, fantastic- I can't wait for that! In the mythology, Chinese dragons have a really bizarre life cycle; can't wait to see how you explain it all :)
Reply
:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well I haven't found something about this theme for chinese dragons yet, but I read recently that there are three "species" of dragons. The landbased Long, the hornless sea dragon Li (sea serpent?) and the swamp dragon (Buru?)
Also interesting is that there are fire Longs and water Longs, the water Long could be inspired by the freshwater sea serpent and the fire dragon by Confuciosaurus (like european dragons because of their venom).
Reply
:iconzinnorokkrah:
Zinnorokkrah Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Well, there are many different types of Chinese Dragons. The ones that would apply to you would be the Fucanglong [Treasure-guarding dragon associated with volcanoes], Yinglong & Feilong [Flying, winged dragons associated with rain], Jiaolong ["Crocodile-Dragon" that 'rules all aquatic animals'], the Panlong [Lake-dwelling dragon that has not lived to develop flight yet], and finally the Qiulong [Water-dwelling dragons without horns who 'coil' as a form of locomotion].

It is interesting to note that the flying dragons are often depicted having bat-like wings growing from their still-functional arms, which could be easily implemented. The first three are obviously Confuciosaurus and its close relatives, the Jiaolong could be the Buru, and the last two could be a freshwater sea serpent, and an ocean-going sea serpent respectively.

The life cycle of a mythic Chinese dragon goes something like this: They are born as simple 'water snakes' and after a long period of time [Five or so centuries] grow to be a 'scaled creature'; a carp-dragon or aquatic dragon. After another 1,000-1,500 years, they grow into fully-fledged Long that remain hornless for another 500 years, and after another 1,000 years become a winged dragon. Now, obviously the years aren't viable, but maybe there's something there to work with.
Reply
:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Intersting, that's near the model I choose for Confuciosaurus.

Have you any pictures of the bat-winged dragons? I start a small archive on my PC with dragon depictions from around the world to better understand the artistic evolution of dragons =)
Reply
:iconzinnorokkrah:
Zinnorokkrah Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
I do- but for whatever reason I can't post the urls here. But if you google "Yinglong" I'm sure you'll find a few.
Reply
:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes, I have found two so far :nod:
Reply
(1 Reply)
:icontheonetruesircharles:
TheOneTrueSirCharles Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool
Reply
:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =)
Reply
:icontheonetruesircharles:
TheOneTrueSirCharles Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
Reply
:iconasti-friend:
asti-friend Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How sweet!
The big eyes make them look intelligent. Are they?
Reply
:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =)
They are relative intelligent, similar to monitor lizards.
Reply
:iconherofan135:
herofan135 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really awesome drawing, they look so cute!
Reply
:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :hug:
Reply
:icondinobirdman:
DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Artist
I've never seen this juvenile dragon could walk on two limbs.:)
Reply
:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =)
Reply
:icondinobirdman:
DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Artist
No prob!;)
Reply
:iconsmnt2000:
Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful, I was hoping for something like that
Reply
:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :lol:
Reply
:icontrygon24:
Trygon24 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
wow they are fantastic

which lenght can adults reach ? They seem huge.
Reply
:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Here my first drawing of it: [link]
Reply
:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Here my first drawing of it: [link]
Reply
:iconkitwhitham:
KitWhitham Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Oh my GOD they are so cute!! Their little tail communication makes me think of ringtail lemurs.
Reply
:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha, thank you =D
Reply
:iconredpanda7:
RedPanda7 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Awesome
Reply
:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =)
Reply
:iconredpanda7:
RedPanda7 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
No problem :D
Reply
:iconewilloughby:
EWilloughby Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
It never ceases to amaze me how much like real animals your dragons look.
Reply
:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you Emily =)
Reply
:icondaizua123:
Daizua123 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Aw, it's cute. :D
Reply
:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =D
Reply
:icondaizua123:
Daizua123 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:)
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
March 11, 2013
Image Size
856 KB
Resolution
2480×4355
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
4,762 (5 today)
Favourites
143 (who?)
Comments
58
Downloads
38

Camera Data

×