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Noisy humpback by Dragonthunders Noisy humpback :icondragonthunders:Dragonthunders 57 9 Unusual allocenic chameleons by Dragonthunders Unusual allocenic chameleons :icondragonthunders:Dragonthunders 59 15 Naturalistic dancer by Dragonthunders Naturalistic dancer :icondragonthunders:Dragonthunders 70 20 Mi-go by Dragonthunders Mi-go :icondragonthunders:Dragonthunders 68 24 Great Race of Yith by Dragonthunders Great Race of Yith :icondragonthunders:Dragonthunders 66 14 Elder thing by Dragonthunders Elder thing :icondragonthunders:Dragonthunders 76 20 Titanosaur Sauropod by Dragonthunders Titanosaur Sauropod :icondragonthunders:Dragonthunders 62 10 Meanings of my avatar and a dragon by Dragonthunders Meanings of my avatar and a dragon :icondragonthunders:Dragonthunders 67 32 Sphenichelonis by Dragonthunders Sphenichelonis :icondragonthunders:Dragonthunders 82 29 Frogcroc by Dragonthunders Frogcroc :icondragonthunders:Dragonthunders 78 29 Allogamous by Dragonthunders Allogamous :icondragonthunders:Dragonthunders 76 21 Wading pterosaur by Dragonthunders Wading pterosaur :icondragonthunders:Dragonthunders 59 17 Boatboar by Dragonthunders Boatboar :icondragonthunders:Dragonthunders 63 26 Crazy Limbs by Dragonthunders Crazy Limbs :icondragonthunders:Dragonthunders 89 19 Non-T/J extinction by Dragonthunders Non-T/J extinction :icondragonthunders:Dragonthunders 117 26 Tyrannosaurus rex by Dragonthunders Tyrannosaurus rex :icondragonthunders:Dragonthunders 43 7

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Neuro-diversity as superpowers: ASD by Dinodc98 Neuro-diversity as superpowers: ASD :icondinodc98:Dinodc98 6 0 The beast of Shringa by Hyrotrioskjan The beast of Shringa :iconhyrotrioskjan:Hyrotrioskjan 103 8 Dusk and Dawn by WSnyder Dusk and Dawn :iconwsnyder:WSnyder 30 2 Water Lacertas ! by Brobar Water Lacertas ! :iconbrobar:Brobar 19 6 Pleurosaurus goldfussi by Kana-hebi Pleurosaurus goldfussi :iconkana-hebi:Kana-hebi 70 2 Silky Bird by Tomozaurus Silky Bird :icontomozaurus:Tomozaurus 79 2 Barren wastelands by Jakeukalane Barren wastelands :iconjakeukalane:Jakeukalane 29 10 Kulindadromeus by Volgadraco Kulindadromeus :iconvolgadraco:Volgadraco 12 0 Urban future - Bolt bug by herofan135 Urban future - Bolt bug :iconherofan135:herofan135 15 3 Shringasaurus by Stolpergeist Shringasaurus :iconstolpergeist:Stolpergeist 82 15 Scalacurvichthys naishi by PLASTOSPLEEN Scalacurvichthys naishi :iconplastospleen:PLASTOSPLEEN 70 8 Paragressilus looking at the sunset, Xenoscene 4 ! by Brobar Paragressilus looking at the sunset, Xenoscene 4 ! :iconbrobar:Brobar 27 15 Helmet-horn mastodont by Brobar Helmet-horn mastodont :iconbrobar:Brobar 38 10 Pantherapithecine family by Brobar Pantherapithecine family :iconbrobar:Brobar 26 7 Speed sketch: Shandong Lizard by TheJuras Speed sketch: Shandong Lizard :iconthejuras:TheJuras 27 3 Judow by Vincent-Covielloart Judow :iconvincent-covielloart:Vincent-Covielloart 148 2

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Noisy humpback
Recently I was looking at the use of sperm whales as a weapon (which until now seems to be disproved), and then I thought to create this concept based on it, at least to take the idea of creating strong sounds to harm prey, or in this case, to potential predators, this applied to a creature of Darwin IV considering that all macro-organisms lack eyes and use sound to visualize their surroundings.

This is the Noisy humpback is a 3 meter high herbivore that inhabits the plains and savannas of Darwin IV, characterized by its huge and bulging hump that makes up 1/3 of the size of the body, it houses a huge adipose structure similar to the cetacean melons, which perform a specific function, generating a strong but short sonic wave which stuns potential predators, and giving a window to escape. In order to be able to resonate such an organ, it has two respiratory slits on each side of the body that reach into special air sacs, which contains the air until it is released in the tubular cavity below the "melon".


I must say that I am not sure how plausible this idea is, if it is improbable, it could probably be that this organism uses the great melon just to obtain a good view of its surroundings better that others species, or for communication.
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Unusual allocenic chameleons
An update of an old concept that had been done a couple of years ago for the project allocene, at that time I imagined a little about which possible designs of facial ornaments could develop some potential future species of this group, the first species up is Aquilorhynchus curvocerata (credit of the genus name creation to :iconelectreel: ) an unusual three horned chameleon, which possesses two reduced above its eyes and one thick and curved in the nose, somewhat similar to the Einiosaurus. Below, the second species is the Malleonasus aquacalus (credit of the genus name creation to :iconzimices: )has an elaborate hammer-like ornamental structure, which are not horns as such but an extension of the nose, these with bright aqua colors and reddish dots and lines.

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allocene chameleons concept

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Mi-go
“They were pinkish things about five feet long; with crustaceous bodies bearing vast pairs of dorsal fins or membraneous wings and several sets of articulated limbs, and with a sort of convoluted ellipsoid, covered with multitudes of very short antennae, where a head would ordinarily be.... As it was, nearly all the rumours had several points in common; averring that the creatures were a sort of huge, light-red crab with many pairs of legs and with two great bat-like wings in the middle of their back. They sometimes walked on all their legs, and sometimes on the hindmost pair only, using the others to convey large objects of indeterminate nature. On one occasion they were spied in considerable numbers, a detachment of them wading along a shallow woodland watercourse three abreast in evidently disciplined formation. Once a specimen was seen flying—launching itself from the top of a bald, lonely hill at night and vanishing in the sky after its great flapping wings had been silhouetted an instant against the full moon.”

H.P. Lovecraft, The Whisperer in Darkness

This seems to me to be one of the most interesting race of the lovecraftian universe, being the only fully active species by the time mankind exists with having several bases around the northern hemisphere and mining in almost inaccessible territories, also for its ability to transplant human brains in strange metal jars with which those selected people can travel beyond the earth to any point of space.

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Edit: Added robust last pair of legs.
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Naturalistic dancer
Just like a ballerina...

This was supposed to be a piece to be part of the "Utahraptor week", but I could not find the force to make what I wanted to do and I was not satisfied with the sketches I did for this, until this day...
I arrived very late to the party, however, and anyway, better late than never :P

The inspiration came from that naked rooster photo that appears from time to time in Google's search of birds without feathers img.gawkerassets.com/img/1856j…

Based in Scott Hartman Utahraptor
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Great Race of Yith
“They seemed to be enormous, iridescent cones, about ten feet high and ten feet wide at the base, and made up of some ridgy, scaly, semi-elastic matter. From their apexes projected four flexible, cylindrical members, each a foot thick, and of a ridgy substance like that of the cones themselves. These members were sometimes contracted almost to nothing, and sometimes extended to any distance up to about ten feet. Terminating two of them were enormous claws or nippers. At the end of a third were four red, trumpet-like appendages. The fourth terminated in an irregular yellowish globe some two feet in diameter and having three great dark eyes ranged along its central circumference. Surmounting this head were four slender grey stalks bearing flower-like appendages, whilst from its nether side dangled eight greenish antennae or tentacles. The great base of the central cone was fringed with a rubbery, grey substance which moved the whole entity through expansion and contraction.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Shadow out of Time

This is perhaps my favorite species of the lovecraftian universe as well with its history, a powerful race able to visualize and travel at any point of time from the past to the future, in addition to the short but extremely interesting visualization of the future of this earth and what will probably follow after man, in addition to the extraterrestrial aspect, but the only part which is extraterrestrial in them is only the minds of the great race, since their bodies are just a kind of organism part of a completely extinct clade of some completely separate branch of the earth life. (I am not sure if probable product of The elder things or probably evolved naturally)
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Elder thing
Important discovery. Orrendorf and Watkins, working underground at 9:45 with light, found monstrous barrel-shaped fossil of wholly unknown nature; probably vegetable unless overgrown specimen of unknown marine radiata. Tissue evidently preserved by mineral salts. Tough as leather, but astonishing flexibility retained in places. Marks of broken-off parts at ends and around sides. Six feet end to end, 3.5 feet central diameter, tapering to 1 foot at each end. Like a barrel with five bulging ridges in place of staves. Lateral breakages, as of thinnish stalks, are at equator in middle of these ridges. In furrows between ridges are curious growths. Combs or wings that fold up and spread out like fans. All greatly damaged but one, which gives almost seven-foot wing spread. Arrangement reminds one of certain monsters of primal myth, especially fabled Elder Things in Necronomicon. These wings seem to be membraneous, stretched on a framework of glandular tubing. Apparent minute orifices in frame tubing at wing tips. Ends of body shrivelled, giving no clue to interior or to what has been broken off there.

H.P. Lovecraft, At the Mountains of Madness.

After a marathon of audiobooks in the last weeks (Sometimes I'm little busy or lazy to read a book, so this kind of videos helps) which I had managed to find on youtube about some of the most impressive works of the cosmic horror of Lovecraft, it really gave me some impulse to draw some of the most aberrants and interesting beings that populate the lore of that universe, in this case an Elder Thing from At The Mountains of Madness, the creators of life on our planet who came from the stars one billion years ago, and that despite having been able to confront all kinds of indescribable horrors and powerful species, its civilization was eventually degraded until reaching the near total extinction before the appearance of man.



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Titanosaur Sauropod
As recently I've been going back to work on some things for the next update of the SE giants project, with the next update more than a month ahead (probably half September), I thought about retouching some species I had previously done for the size chart of real animals and individually make illustrations of each species, cover and explore a little paleoart to improve in my sketches and draws, so there would be at least 36 more species of prehistoric animals an probably 17 of real life coming soon :)

In this case I started with the largest land titan ever lived, the sauropod. As always I have not specified which specie in specific but more the clade as in the original size chart, I want to be as neutral as possible about which species is the largest because calculations of individuals tend to be arbitrary in several respects, at least I can infer that the largest sauropods could be between longitudes of 30 to 40 meters in length, probably weighing around 50 to 80 tonnes.

I feel I could probably be more open about specific species from each clade of sauropods for future additions.
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Meanings of my avatar and a dragon
These days I have been a bit reflective about whether people have been able to somehow identify what are avatars or from what these are inspired. Since I had started working under the name of Dragonthunders (or more at first as Dragontunders :B ), I wanted to have a logo, a symbol that startled my image and probably my works, so I did two of these logos to represent myself.

These in themselves were supposed to be simple representations of a particular dragon species that was one of the main things that inspired me to create speculative creatures, the prehistoric dragon of the documentary "Dragons: a fantasy made real" also known as "The last dragon", this was my favorite species of dragons in the documentary for being imposing in comparison to the other species and living in the mesozoic (and the battle with the Tyrannosaur).

At first I came with a rare diamond-shaped figure with two triangles on the sides at the top which was supposed to represent the shape of the head, however I think it was difficult for some to find the shape of that, and even some people interpreted this as a mutant "pikachu", or a horned diamond; and then with the figure that since 2014 has been accompanying me as logo and main avatar, with the dragon flying with the wings joining underneath creating the most appreciable symbol of a dragon.

Middle: a prehistoric dragon because why not, I like it Wink/Razz 

Below: If the tyrannosaurus that attacked the mother was a 12-meter long individual, and the mother was at the average size of the species, I think an average prehistoric dragon would have a length between 12 and 14 meters in length, with a wingspan of up to 22 meters making it the largest flying organism that has ever existed in its timeline.


Mmm Grump ... Something tells me that this dragon should have a much larger wingspan, a different wing shape and smaller weight, seeing the proportions I think this dragon is not fit to fly, this seems a being that could weigh between 3 and 6 tons, and I doubt that the hydrogen on its air bags could help lift such weight. 
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Sphenichelonis

The colony world of "Ross" located a few decades light of the earth had been conceived for the exclusive preservation of one of the most unusual groups of birds that have evolved, the penguins, which were in decline by the abrupt climatic change exerted By the emergence of a new industrial civilization on earth 100,000 years after our era. Ross is itself a major moon of an uninhabitable super-land, being quite similar in climate to the earth during the glacial periods. Thanks to the previous establishment of a human colony during the first expansion of man, this world was already apt to be populated quickly, being in a few decades colonized by the different varieties of chubby piscivorous birds. After the disastrous event and the subsequent recovery of the earth biosphere thanks to animal populations off the planet, Ross was maintained for several centuries with the resident population, until it was completely abandoned to its fate around 1 million years.

Subsequent to this, natural selection and the subsequent changes in climate and geography began to shape all the varieties of penguins inhabiting this colony world, extinguishing some species and diversifying. During the next 40 to 65 million years the penguins of Ross began a gradual diversification around the tropical areas and even mainland thanks to the lack of competitors, evolving in different varieties, from strange armored belly forms which they use both legs and the wings to propel themselves on the ground, varieties of long, graceful legs, which are plantigrades, and some heavy species that have preserved the original morphology of their ancestors, among others.

In the vast dry savannah dominated by some of the descendants of the Antarctic grass brought to the moon, medium-sized cursorial plantigrades predominate as common herbivores, while around there strange varieties of carnivorous armored belly ranging from 3 meters to small species of only 10 cm. However, there is only one herbivore in particular of great size outstanding for its appearance, being different to the other birds by its defensive adaptations against the first predators, this bird is the Sphenichelonis. With a length of about 4 meters and weighing almost 600 kg is one of the largest terrestrial birds of its time, inhabiting the warm and dry areas of Ross, are slow and solitary herbivorous birds, characterized by their huge armor conformed by series hardened feather forming a solid shell with a mosaic of plates covering almost the entire body except the head, neck, and with several small separated plates covering the bottom. Sphenichelonis is able to hide its head inside its shell like the terrestrial turtles, closing the entrance using a group of articulated plates around this one.

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Frogcroc
I do not have much to say about this being, it probably comes from an alternate timeline from which crocodiles evolved into these frog-like forms, short body, tail, and head, but with long hind legs that allow them to leap long distances. Its ribcage is very reduced, it is almost similar to that of a bird where only few ribs and the merged backbones.
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Velociraptor-King Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave
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Dragonthunders Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
No problem, you're welcome
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Taliesaurus Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I have a question.

you see, my sister challenged me to speculate a kiwi (the bird) evolving into something dragon-ish

any ideas or advice you could give me?
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Taurotragus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the watch and faves :D It means a lot coming from someone like you!
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Dragonthunders Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Anytime, you're welcome :)
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