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Knoetschkesuchus by Hyrotrioskjan Knoetschkesuchus by Hyrotrioskjan
As a big fan of atoposaurids I was pretty pumped when Oliver Wings asked me to reconstruct the newest genus of this family. Knoetschkesuchus (oe=ö), named after Nils Knötschke, chief scientist of the Dinopark Münchehagen, is a wonderful little creature small enough to be a suitable pet. Like other atoposaurids, Knoetschkesuchus was most likely a terrestrial predator, or maybe a omnivore, judging from it's heterodont dentition. 
The teeth at the tip of the snout are pointy and typical crocodilian while the teeth further back look more like those of durophagous predators like the mosasaur Globidens, hard shelled prey like this Eryma sp. (shown here) or snails which are also known from its fossil site.

The tiny crocodylomorph was found in the Langenberg quarry, a site know for Europasaurus holgeri, a small macronarian sauropod, the oldest known German mammals, turtles, pterosaurs, fish, ammonites, snails, crustaceans and other crocodylomorphs like Machimosaurus. The site seems to preserve a late Jurassic island ecosystem and is a small brother of Morrison, Tendaguru and Lourinhã.

Interestingly Knoetschkesuchus has already two species. K. langenbergensis is known from Germany, while K. guimarotae, 
from the Guimarota coalmine in Portugal, was first classified as a new species of Theriosuchus but the material is now assigned to Knoetschkesuchus. 

I hope for much more material from this animal and the Langenberg fauna in general.

Here the paper for more:

Knoetschkesuchus langenbergensis gen. nov. sp. nov., a new atoposaurid crocodyliform from the Upper Jurassic Langenberg Quarry (Lower Saxony, northwestern Germany), and its relationships to Theriosuchus

journals.plos.org/plosone/arti…


P.s. those who watch my Speedsketching videos can already guess what we will look at next.

P.p.s. This isn't the only picture I did for the publication, another one will follow during the next days.
 
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Stolpergeist Featured By Owner 3 hours ago
Was ein knuddeliger Fratz
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XStreamChaosOfficial Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! Your detail has really improved! I love it!
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats for being able to make the publication art for an awesome animal, it's really nice to see your art accompanying papers :)
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Size?
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It's epic!
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Amazing with the dark background :)
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cool
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Aw
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Cool!
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This is a new one to me. It looks great!
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Godzilla vs the sea monster in early days
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Awesome!
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Do you get paid for this?
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Nice!
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Genial! Durch den schwarzen Hintergrund sieht es irgendwie noch echter und plastischer aus :) 
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DesOrages Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just. I can't even begin to say how beautiful this is!!
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Oh my, this is absolutely amazing!
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Holy shit ich glaube das ist das bisher mit Abstand beste Bild von dir! Wenn du ein paar Jahre übst besteht vielleicht die Chance dass du mich übertriffst, du solltest dir jedoch keine falschen Hoffnungen machen, denn ich bin immer noch das Nonplusurtra was künstlerische Meisterleistung angeht.

*sagte ich, die Nase stolz in den (leider verregneten) Himmel gerichtet*
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Really like the color pattern!
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i like that you have drawn and the bucket with your tools XD
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