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Nocturnal stegosaur by Hyrotrioskjan Nocturnal stegosaur by Hyrotrioskjan
Mark Witton was right, there are not enough stegosaurs out there [link] These animals need more attention and my All Yesterdays series wouldn't complete without one of these spiky guys. In addintion I want to speculate about temporal activity. Everyone should have seen nocturnal theropods already but ornithishians are- beside Leaellynasaura which is often depicted during the antarctic winter- very rare cases. But even today there are many herbivores/insectivores which become active during the night; for example pangolins or porcupines, but also bigger animals like White-tailed-deers, Spectacled bear and some kangaroos can be watched mostly in the dark.
The animal you see here is a Chungkingosaurus, one of the smallest and most primitive members of the group. Because of the close relationship to Huayangosaurus the stegosaur is shown here with shoulder spikes (and some stage-one-feathers) and some bigger scales at the flanks. I imagine that this animals rest during the day deep in the forests and come out when the night dawns to search food.
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:icontitanorex:
TitanoRex Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
poor little guy having to avoid those big theropods like Yangchuanosaurus and Sinraptor :c
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Indeed =)
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:iconpachyornis:
Pachyornis Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome!! ;)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Danke =D
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:iconkaijukid23:
Kaijukid23 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
This is Mbielu Mbielu Mbielu ( a cryptid)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Maybe ;)
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:iconconstancelea:
constancelea Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Awww! Adorable! Are they really only as tall as humans?? From your comparison at the bottom left?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes, it's one of the smallest known stegonsaur species =)
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:iconconstancelea:
constancelea Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Awwww, that's really cute!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks =)
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:iconfafnirx:
Fafnirx Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
A Chungkingosaurus!
The picture of this stegosaur is very rare, glad to see your work of Chungkingosaurus.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank =D
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:iconteratophoneus:
Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
geile idee. Auch mal wieder toll umgesetzt, perpektivisch und anatomisch gibts da nix zu meckeern. Und auch sonst is dir das bild mal wieder sehr gelungen. :)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Danke vielmals :bow:
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:iconmoonymina:
MoonyMina Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous!!!

my fave dino ever ... and the composition is beautiful!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
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:icondrakonial:
Drakonial Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
That.
Looks.
Amazing.

Great job, and a definite favorite.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Many thanks :lol:
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:icondinobirdman:
DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Artist
Feathered stegosaurs are just no laughing matter, these are awesome work of all yesterday! I'm mean, I'm really like all of you own ideas worked!:D
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot =D
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:icondinobirdman:
DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Artist
Your welcome!;)
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:iconforgottendemigod:
ForgottenDemigod Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The nocturnal beast appears in an evil despotic shape!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
=D
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:iconzimices:
Zimices Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Very creative and of course is good to see more stegosaurs :)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you =)
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:icondeinonychusempire:
DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This would be quite a formidable creature to run into at night as a predator. XD
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha, indeed =D
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Bane-Skyewillow Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
This one is my new favorite of all of your pieces!!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :lol:
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:iconkazuma27:
Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stegos seriously need more love!
And this restoration kicks so much ass it would be redundant to say how much it kicks ass :)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much =)
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TheOneTrueSirCharles Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :bow:
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TheOneTrueSirCharles Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! :)
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DinosaurianDude Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice concept. It's usually the more armoured animals that are nocturnal, since then competition would probably be lower of less armoured animals that have to pay more attention to predators due to dwindled eyesight. Also thyreophorans seem to have a better sense of smell, wich is practical when you rely more on your nose when you feed then on your eyes wich see less in the dark. Kudos!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
That were also my thoughts :lol: :nod.
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:icondinosauriandude:
DinosaurianDude Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have excellent thoughts! :D
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Or you had the exellent thoughts and I suck them out of your brain... ;)
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:icondinosauriandude:
DinosaurianDude Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In that case I would like to see your timemachine(be it a DeLorean or TARDIS) because I thought those things AFTER seeing your picture ;)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
That was the piont when the download ends ;)
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:iconveloxirunner:
Veloxirunner Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MOAR stegos! :typerhappy:
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
=D
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Ninja stegosaurus!:D
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
haha, yes, with Katana-tail spikes =D
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:iconkingovrats:
KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Now I know what caused dinosaur extinction!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are right! and at the end the last nija stegosaur make Harakiri =D
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:iconkingovrats:
KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
I had the same thought...:D
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:iconmanaista:
manaista Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing concept buddy!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :bow:
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:iconmanaista:
manaista Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very much welcome :D
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