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Spinolurus by Hyrotrioskjan Spinolurus by Hyrotrioskjan
You want flightless dragons?
Here is one.
Spinolurus is a relative of Aviiguana [link] and live partially in the same habitats.
This dragon is a omnivore. It's love insects (especial ants), fruits, grass, roots, carrion, small mammels, fish and so on...

During the dry season they come together in caves and sleep for months.
With their small wings they can't fly but are able to swim. Sometimes you can see them hunting fish in rivers or wallow in the mud.
In the mating season the wings of the males become bright yellow and they fight for the females. The tumult is often hearing miles away.
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gdog00 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
what was they're former range and why did they get reduced?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
It was always mainly the inland but the species inhabit once also the far west of the continent.
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gdog00 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
why did it reduce?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
because of a climate change =)
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archeoraptor38 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
<font><font>la were competition with the Quinkana?</font></font>
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gdog00 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
back then, was it's hide too thick for Varanus Priscus, or was it prey?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
There are no fossil evindeces for a predator-prey relationship with Varanus priscus, the reason for that was maybe the livestlye. Monitor lizards are mostly diurnal.
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gdog00 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Do, or did they have any predators?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
In the past Thylacoleo was maybe a danger for them, but today they must only fear venomous snakes and humans.
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gdog00 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
what are threats to the young?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ah, that's good question :nod:
The Perentie is the biggest danger for young Spinolurus, these predators even kill animals which are 1,3m long. babys are hunted by snakes and the wedge tailed eagle.
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gdog00 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
I'm guessing since dingoes are diurnal, that adults have no natural predators.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
yep, the only predator of australia which could be a danger for adults are the saltwater crocodile, but Spinolurus lives more inland.
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raptorman123 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
I have a scientific explanation for how dragons could (not that Skuntabrian dragons do this) breathe fire. Highly flammable venom and a "spark pouch" under the tongue. Flintstones (not the "modern Stone Age family" but the mineral) in the spark pouch strike together while the venom is sprayed in a mist, producing a flame. Also, have you ever thought of putting knuckers of some sort in your dragon book?
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raptorman123 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Nevermind the last part of the above comment, but does this dragon have a relative in Europe that could have given rise to the legend of the knucker?
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
It can't fly but it can swim…is it kinda like a dragon equivalent to penguins?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
not exactly, more like a meat eating hippo =)
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:iconplatypus12:
platypus12 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Yeah, it kinda is like a hippo.
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Ah.
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futurepaleoxeno123 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Flightless dragons. Very cool idea.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
:bow: thanks
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lamnay Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Looks very strange. Perfect for Australia.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks :bow:
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Dracorexius Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Awesome even kinda looks like an Ornithopod
cant wait for more really loving your new creatures
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
:bow:
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