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Renschinia and Palagalea by Hyrotrioskjan Renschinia and Palagalea by Hyrotrioskjan
Two species of an new family, the Palagaleidae. These animals are known for their big exouteral claws. Like stag beetle they use these tools to fight for the right of the mating, but the risk is much higher in this case, they risk to lose the ability to reproduce.
It's like boxing with your balls, and many older males indeed have scars and broken claws.

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:iconutkudakid:
Utkudakid Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  New member  General Artist
Box using balls?

Sounds legit.


And fun.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
=D
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:iconutkudakid:
Utkudakid Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  New member  General Artist
They should of be named testiculi pugil
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:iconijoinedcozican:
IJoinedCozIcan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
How do you come up with the scientific names of your terrific creatures?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Latin online vocabularies ;)
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:iconijoinedcozican:
IJoinedCozIcan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ooh, can you send me a link?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
I use mostly this one, maybe not that usefull ;)
www.albertmartin.de/latein/
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:iconijoinedcozican:
IJoinedCozIcan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconthearchosaurqueen:
TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting designs and reproductive behavior.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you =)
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:iconjuniorwoodchuck:
juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Ein solcher Körperbau könnte zu interessanten Jägern führen...
Ich stelle mir das so vor: Der Cephalothorax ist am hinteren Ende nach oben gekrümmt & der Abdomen (Exouterus?) liegt darauf. Somit würden die Krallen nach Vorne zeigen & könnten als Mandibeln eingesetzt werden.
Das Auge könnte wie bei Sellaoculus U-förmig gekrümmt sein, damit die Mandibeln und das Auge etwa auf der selben Höhe sind.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
In der tat, ich hatte schon an ähnliche Konzepte gedacht :nod:
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cybershot Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Nice!!!!!!!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :lol:
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cybershot Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
WAW!!!!!!
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Zippo4k Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Interesting... I could see these designs working best if the animals were semelparious, meaning they (at least the males) experience one breeding cycle/season in their life time. This would make the higher risk more understandable because the animals are going to die anyways.
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Wait, the exouterus can regenerate, right? Well, so much for that idea. Perhaps downside to loosing a fight means you might not be able to reproduce for the rest of that year's breeding season?

Even so, the exouteral claws have been begging to be developed into raptorial appendages. These are cool. :)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :bow:

Yes, they are semelparious, they come together each year to mate. Firstly the females arrive, then the males follow their scent. Often the females clean the ground where the males will fight to have a better look so that small arenas appear.

The Exouterus regenerates indeed... but only at females...
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such cool designs, I hope I never have to box the same way they do. O_o
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
=D Thanks =D
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:iconwhalewithlegs:
whalewithlegs Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow -- the double rows of legs! And I like the look of the shiny black skin under the shell :D
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :bow:
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:iconelectreel:
electreel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Your creativity knows no boundaries! I'm very impressed by the diversity of Silvanus creatures :)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :bow:
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:iconasaenvolk:
asaenvolk Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
honestly it feels like these need 1 or 2 more joints, and while I know the whole phylum? only has two body parts, but its it not possible for one off shoot to evolve more?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
That would a bit like a dragon with six limbs...
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:iconasaenvolk:
asaenvolk Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
(They do... after a fashion if you count the wings)
the problem with it is that having 6 limbs is only marginally helpful, but it could consume more resources than it helps gather, on top of that it could cause the dragon to grow an extra set of lungs and heart, and that could be problematic.  This on the other hand grows an extra reproductive joint? not really a big deal, especially if the first joint never bothers to become fertile, on the other hand it allows for much greater articulation and THAT would be a good thing for this creature.

There are a number of reasons why it could or could not happen, and its heard to say one way or another without having an in depth understanding of its biochemist and genetics.  A good expression of this and how things can be tricky, why do mammals only have 7 neck vertebrae?  Why didn't the giraffe evolve an 8th or 9th? I mean that would make sense right? Well yes... but the mutation that leads to that leads to a serious increase of cancer risk in mammals, that's why only sloths have more (they found a way around the problem, so it IS possible).

So given that the whole phylum? (taxa here is a bit.. hard) only have 2 body segments, and one only has reproductive and probably waist disposal parts in it, it would make sense that maby something in the genetics/biochemistry is limiting it.  Such as the genes that might cause it to have more might also turn off its immune system, its something to think about.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well that comment was somewhat a diversionary tactic so that I can think about is longer =D

(you know I'm very rigorous with my dragons ;))

It's indeed more a phylum than a taxon :nod:

With the mammal neck you gave allready a good example for unlikely mutations

>So given that the whole phylum? (taxa here is a bit.. hard) only have 2 body segments, and one only has reproductive and probably waist disposal parts in it, it would make sense that maby something in the genetics/biochemistry is limiting it.  Such as the genes that might cause it to have more might also turn off its immune system, its something to think about.<

that's exactly how I think about that stuff, well said :clap: at the beginning of the creation of an new taxon/phylum I set a couple of characeristics which are important for the group to be what they are, I don't try to fall into arbitrariness, the basic bauplan should be always visible, somehow =)

But thanks to your comment I now think about a few exceptions from the rule. I have a few sketches of taxa with legs on their Exouterus, maybe the sloths of Silvanus ;)
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asaenvolk Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Part of what I find fun with your projects it how much thought you put into it.  That your aliens have repeating recognizable patterns and Taxa that have recognizable systems (skeletons, feeding, sensory) that are both recognizable but different.  Personally I love this kind of stuff, the more alien, yet at the same time possible, the better.

I have a few myself (they were drawn by a friend of mine for me)
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All of them DO have logic to how they are constructed, and I did give a thought to how they evolved, so the arms on the Gurna and Zhental for example exit that way for a reason, they are actually separate form the legs in evolution.  Keep in mind all of these are first draft concepts.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :hug:

There are some nice ideas, I especially like the Pureeth =)
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Drakonial Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
It's like horseshoe crabs combined with earwigs combined with AWESOMENESS!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha, thank you =D
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
balls! :D
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
=D
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:iconlamastok:
Lamastok Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Well, I doubt any animal would risk castration, but the art is awesome. 
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Some aniamls risk their live for that privilage =)
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You kidding me? Male alpacas fight by trying to tear each other's genitals off.
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:iconlamastok:
Lamastok Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Ah, didn't know. Interesting ;) 
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. To be fair, the only reason I know this is because we have alpacas on our farm. It isn't something that's well-known.
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:iconlamastok:
Lamastok Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
I am currently researching on this behaviour. Seriously what is wrong with me xD
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Martiitram Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
They must really have balls!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
=D
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