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Saccicauda and Albidapterus by Hyrotrioskjan Saccicauda and Albidapterus by Hyrotrioskjan
Saccicauda:
The flying pseudo-athropods of Silvanus have still some features of their aquatic ancestors, for example the reproduction. They all must lay their eggs into water or at least a wet habitat. In Addition this habitat must be warmer than 5 degrees which could be a problem at the poles where the temperature often falls under 3 degrees. Saccicauda and it's kin found a solution. After laying the egg, the female put it into a pouch at the base of the males tail. In this warm and wet enviroment the babys can grow easily. After hatching the males beginns to produce a light blue secretion on which the young feed during the first two weeks. After that short, but intense time of parental care the male fly as high as possible and throw ou the juvenile. When it's healthy and fit it will beginn to flap with it's wings instinctively, if not the natural selection get a new victim.

Albidapterus:
With sometimes 80 cm wingspan Albidaperus is the biggest known flying pseudo-athropd and a nightmare for all small surface swimmers. These "piscivoures" animals often remain several days in the air over Xibalba until they return to their small colonies at the shores of the rifts which split the living planetal crust of Silvanus. In difference to it southern and northern cousins Albidapterus have no breeding season and produce offspring all year round. The females lay their eggs in small ponds which often arise in dead trunks of Mundodendralis major.
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:iconbrandon-bowling:
brandon-bowling Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Very cool. They all have beautiful, delicate looking wings.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks :lol:
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:iconneejyah:
neejyah Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Perfect!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^^
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Falken02 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
what are these?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Flying pseudoathropodic aliens =)
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:iconmrdave1974:
Mrdave1974 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013

love it

 

 

 

 

ever thought of doing a comic book?

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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
I have not the endurance for such things :blushes:
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:iconmagmasloth:
MagmaSloth Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah, this is so incredibly creative. I really need to put more effort into practicing my artwork so I can create ecosystems with creatures like this.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :bow:
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:iconzinnorokkrah:
Zinnorokkrah Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Wow- this is really cool. Can they move around with their tails, or do they just rest by coiling on branches? Would these basically be the answer to the hummingbird on Silvanus? A flying animal that barely moves on its own [insert terrestrial-locomotion limbs here]?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
They are indeed partly the silvanian answer to humminbirds and they can use thier tails only to coil around branches, some species hang under the branches others lay on them.
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:iconalpha-dilophosaurus:
Alpha-Dilophosaurus Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic one here.
Favorite one is the green one.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =D
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:iconredpanda7:
RedPanda7 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Excellent idea here
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :bow:
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:iconredpanda7:
RedPanda7 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
No problem :D
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:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =D
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:icontrygon24:
Trygon24 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Wow your ideas are just absolutely fantastic !

I was so imagining a possible cousin family of those ones, but having the lifestyle of flying fishes, using their wings to swim like penguins and to fly on some distances for escape predators. :)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
The guys you describe are their ancestors =)
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:iconwhalewithlegs:
whalewithlegs Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Haven't been commenting on these, but I wanted to mention that I'm really enjoying your work, as usual! :D

I really like the sort of tandem wings along the lateral line! :D
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :bow: :lol:
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AlexSone Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why the wings are disposed so low on the body? They must be lot higher, or the animal would be turned over in flight.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Some old planes seems to have no problems with such wing attachment. In addition the heaviest organs and muscles lay under the wings while the back is full of air sacks.
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:iconfragillimus335:
Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
5 degrees? 3 degrees? Do you mean 50 and 30?
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:iconryanashkoort:
RyanAshkoort Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Celsius, probably.
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:iconfragillimus335:
Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Still, that's like a difference of 3 degrees, kind of a narrow range.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ryan is right, I meant Cesius. The optimal temperature lays between 20 C. and 10 C.
5 C. is already near death.
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:iconfragillimus335:
Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, I was under the impression they would have to exist in a ~3 degree temp range! Thanks for the explanation!
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Malicious-Monkey Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
4 degress is the temperature that water starts to freeze. At 0, it's completely frozen. Anything between 1 and 4 will have some ice crystals forming in it, which can be bad for a developing egg.
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Drakonial Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
I really love all of these. It's nearly impossible to pick a favorite. However, the sleekness of Albidapterus is a feature that I really love.

But then again, Saccicauda's pouch...

And Anoracauda's markings.....
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha, thanks a lot =D
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Wait, there are rifts at which Mundodendralis grow? I expected that more would just take the place of one that falls over or decays. Saccicauda reminds me of a quetzal.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Maybe I should clarify that before. Only 2% of Silvanus are covored with water, the rest of the Xibalba ocean lays under a 3 kilometer thick layer of plants. But because of the imense gravitation of Minos II the moon is shaken by tidal forces which tear massive rifts into the green surface of Silvanus.
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asaenvolk Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
I notice that these have no limbs (like arms and legs) to get onto surfaces, do they use their tails to grab surfaces and locomotion?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
The wings were once limbs but only one part of them remain an form the hydrofoil. And you are right, they use their tails to coil around small branches.
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GranOmega-7 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Albidaperus looks like somebody crossed a heron and a dobson fly... just saying thats what it looks like. convergent evolution i bet works on alien worlds too
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