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Mokele Mbembe by Hyrotrioskjan Mokele Mbembe by Hyrotrioskjan
When you see the thumbnail, you maybe thought thats it look much like a sauropod, or that it is a sauropod.
But a short view on the full sized picture should make clear what it is:
A pangolin
It's very old species you see here, a living fossil.
Modern pangolins have no teeth and only feed termites and ants, but that would not saturate a giant like this.
Similar to his ancestor Eomanis, Mokele often feed leaves and fruits.

Here a list of animals that I have in mind when I beginn my expidition into the Kongo. Even the expedition to the Burus of India was not a surprise like this:

Nigersaurus
Other sauropods
the perentie
Other big monitor lizards
Indrocotherium, or other big Hyracodontids
A amphibious mammal
Hippos
Plesiosaur
aquatic sauropod
a rhino
giant turtles
especially softshell turtels
giraffs
antilopes
elephants
camels

This list was completed by some other DA-members.
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:iconcodylake:
codylake Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Could we expect other dinosaur-like analogues seen in mammals where this pangolin relative was found?

Like an allosaur-like baboon relative, large pterosaur-like bats, forest hogs similar to basal ceratopsians?
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Somoist555 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It'd be pretty cool if the Mokele was actually a giant pangolin.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
^^ thanks 
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:iconkairu-hakubi:
Kairu-Hakubi Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, what a great idea!  too bad it can't roll into a ball..
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^^
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:iconkairu-hakubi:
Kairu-Hakubi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
by the way I think you meant 'satiate' rather than saturate.
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:iconjustarandomgourgeist:
JustaRandomGourgeist Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm guessing it's semi-aquatic or the sightings of it in the water are a seperate animal
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
Yep, they are pretty good swimmers.
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:iconjustarandomgourgeist:
JustaRandomGourgeist Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In that case, I accept the mokele-mbembe as being a pangolin! it's far more logical than a sauropod
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masterchiefsenpai Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016
EXTREMELY AWESOME BRAH !!!
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:iconthedubstepaddict:
TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME!!!!
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:iconwdghk:
WDGHK Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very intresting idea.;) (Wink)  Way more sensible than those crackpots who actually think that it`s an actual sauropod. 
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Trendorman Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Like the natives?
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:iconwdghk:
WDGHK Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well keep in mind that those natives are rather supersticious and have a completly diffrent idea about whats real or not.
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:icontrendorman:
Trendorman Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Because they live in an area, were supersticious keeps you safe, also sauropods exist, I mean come on, the point to pictures of apatosaurs when you show them, thats not anything supernatural.
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:iconwdghk:
WDGHK Featured By Owner Edited May 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Supersticious beliefs don`t keep them safe their just part of their culture and sauropods existed once but not anymore, also most descriptions of the creature are incorect and exagerated by western explorers who want to link it to sauropods, also several things about the Mokele Mbembe make it impossible that  it could be sauropod, like how the natives describe it living and diving in rivers.

You seem to be under the impression that there`s some validity to the existence of this creature, but there is none, the  Mokele Mbembe is just a Congo fairy tale.
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Trendorman Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Sauropods, 5 toad, land dwelling dinosaurs. I know about how they work, You can't say it does not exist, these people know what they are talking about, you can find video of themselves talking about it.
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:iconwdghk:
WDGHK Featured By Owner Edited May 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude every trained scientist and zoologist says that the Mokele Mbembe doesn`t exist, only some ignorant amateurs support it`s existence and like I said supersticious natives are not reliable witnesses. Also tv shows that talk about cryptids are not reliable source of information as they often lie and stretch facts to get more viewer, so you shouldn`t belive what they say.

Like I said before  the  Mokele Mbembe ,and pretty much most cryptids, are little more than fairy tales, all evidence and simple logic points to that.
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:icontrendorman:
Trendorman Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
You won't know till you look, Until you prove me wrong, I say it's real.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hehe, Thank you ^^
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:iconjummbl:
jummbl Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really cool and imaginative! I like this concept a lot.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^^
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TrentStaley Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Very clever! I wouldn't have thought of this.

As a kid when I was totally convinced of the reality of cryptids I'd always thought Mokele-Mbembe was some kind of monitor lizard. Now I'm just wishing I had come up with this! Lol. :P 
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Haha, I needed weeks to come up with this, many days of sketching and researching =)
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GreatPicsOftheEra97 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Because it's a large, ground-living pangolin, it can walk on two legs and four, right?
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
Right :nod:
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GreatPicsOftheEra97 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
What do you think the loch ness monster would be, an aquatic cobra, or a long necked seal?
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dylan613 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Student Artist
So The Real Mokele Mbembe Is A Mammal And Not A Reptile/Dinosaur? That's Neat.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
:bow:
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jmarkoff2 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
This is perhaps the most plausible interpretation of MM I've ever seen. Occam's Razor says that an overgrown pangolin is many times more likely to exist than a relict sauropod. And I just happen to be fond of pangolins. (It's also likely that the whole MM legend is a racket cooked up by clever West Congo natives who have heard of white hunters' willingness to pay for the possibility of seeing sauropods.)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Haha, thank you :hug:

Actually I think that the clever native theory is much more likely, but it fun to speculate ^^ 
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:icondsivis:
dsivis Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Outside the box thinking!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
=D
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:iconmremilable:
MREMILABLE Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i like this idea, i really do
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks :lol:
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:iconmremilable:
MREMILABLE Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome ;3
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:iconhardcorecrocomire:
HardCoreCrocomire Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student General Artist
i think this should be the interpretation of the bunyip, depending on how you look at it, it's quite fitting
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
But australia has no pangolins...
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ridley100 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty original explanation for the mokele mbembe--a dinosaur remnant is really pushing it, but a bigger mammal is more doable.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you :bow:
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh... Ein Schuppentier! Das erklärt einiges! Viel logischer, als die Darstellung als Sauropode!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ich konnte diese ganzen vermeintlichen Überlebenden der Urzeit einfach nicht mehr sehen =D
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ich ebenfalls nicht. Besonders der Mbielu-Mbielu-Mbielu ist seeehr unlogisch.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ich fand die Erklärung im Cryptozoologicon sehr interessant, dort wird spekuliert das es sich bei dem Cryptiden um einen sehr großen Flösselhecht handelt =)
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hab das Buch noch nicht, hab's aber auf Kosemens You-Tube-Kanal gesehen. Brillant!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
In der Tat :nod:
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BeingTheLight Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Suggested motto: "One stroke of genius per piece." And you can quote me. I think we're overdue for "Wild/Hairy Men" like Yeti, Sasquatch/Bigfoot. I've invested a lot of tweaking in mine, but I know you'd blow mine out of the water. I have a partiality to Paranthropus-based ancestry, but I think it would be interesting to see what you come up with.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot =D

I have already drawn the Bigfood, but my concept is very different to others out there. The Bigfood sightings are actually just jokes of young werewolfes which partial are shifted =D

And the Yeti is a bear (I had this idea before the DNA analysis)
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vasix Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeti is not a primate???
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