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This is an art gallery, not a science site. Most of the art here is nature and science inspired, but is NOT scientific illustration. Expect little accuracy, and you may actually enjoy it. :B

PS- Kind of funny how I have to specify this, this being an art site and all...

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Mobbing Captain Hook by HodariNundu
Mobbing Captain Hook
Un frustrado Deinonychus adulto se defiende de una cría que le acosa. Inspirado en un estudio reciente segun el cual los Deinonychus jóvenes probablemente eran arborícolas y capaces de cierto grado de vuelo (!!), volviendose terrestres y no voladores al crecer. 
Es muy probable que ésto ayudara a los Deinonychus jóvenes a evitar la competencia con los adultos e incluso a evitar ser comidos por ellos, del mismo modo que los dragones de Komodo. Claro que ponerlo acosando al adulto es algo contradictorio pero, que quieren, se veia bien asi... 
La noticia me trajo dos pensamientos random a la cabeza. Uno, que los Deinonychus pequeños son como Peter Pan... pueden volar, estan armados y son peligrosos pero igual deben cuidarse de los piratas adultos no voladores que merodean... de ahí el título de la imágen :B 
Y dos, que todo ésto explica muy bien por qué los raptores de JP eran desplumados... un montón de crías voladoras, de rapido crecimiento y listas para cazar a muy temprana edad habrían sido demasiado peligrosas y dificiles de controlar, especialmente porque nadie se habría esperado algo así entonces. Nada que un poco de ADN de rana extra no pueda resolver...

A frustrated adult Deinonychus defends itself from a mobbing juvenile. Inspired by a recent study according to which, young Deinonychus were probably tree dwellers and capable of certain degree of flight (!!), only becoming flightless when they grew up.
It is very likely that this helped the young Deinonychus avoid competition with the adults and even being eaten by them, just as with modern day Komodo dragons. Of course, having it mob the adult here kinda defeats the purpose but I thought it just looked cool :B
The news brought two random thoughts to my head. One, that young Deinonychus would have been sorta like Peter Pan... flighted, armed and dangerous, but always wary of the marauding adult, non-flying pirates... hence the title of the piece :B 
And two, that this explains nicely why the JP raptors were featherless... a bunch of flying, fast-growing raptors ready to hunt from a very early age would have been too dangerous and difficult to control, especially if no one expected such a thing. Nothing that a little extra frog DNA couldn´t solve, tho... 
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Real Life Sea Serpents by HodariNundu
Real Life Sea Serpents
Bucear con reptiles gigantes está tan "in" hoy en día :B 
Garabato inspirado en las inmensas serpientes marinas llamadas palaeófidos, que tuvieron su momento de gloria en el Eoceno. Pterosphenus (arriba) medía unos 7 metros de longitud y estaba completamente adaptada a la vida marina, con un cuerpo muy aplanado lateralmente al estilo de las actuales serpientes marinas, y habría sido incapaz de moverse en tierra. Aparentemente habitaba incluso mar abierto. Palaeophis (abajo) era aún mayor, de hasta 9-10 metros, y mucho mas robusta, pero menos adaptada a la vida marina; se cree que frecuentaba esteros, aguas costeras y quizá ríos. Parece que estaban mas o menos emparentadas con la actual serpiente trompa de elefante (Acrochordus) que tambien es completamente acuática pero apenas llegan a los dos metros y medio de longitud. 
No se conoce el cráneo de estas serpientes hasta donde yo se. En el caso de Pterosphenus, me pregunto si comería peces o si quizá era planctófaga (al menos una serpiente marina moderna  se alimenta casi exclusivamente de huevecillos de peces...) De cualquier modo habrían sido espectaculares :B 

Diving with giant reptiles is so hot right now :B
Doodle inspired by the inmense sea serpents known as palaeophiids, which had their moment of glory during the Eocene. Pterosphenus (above) was up to 7 meters long, and completely adapted to a marine lifestyle, with a very flattened body like modern day sea snakes, and would have been unable to slither on land. Apparently, it lived even in the open sea. Palaeophis (below) was even longer, up to 9-10 meters, and a lot more robust, but less adapted to the sea; it is supossed to have lived in estuaries, coastal waters and maybe rivers. It seems to be somewhat related to modern day elephant trunk snakes, which are also completely aquatic but barely reach two and a half meters tops. 
No skull is known from these snakes to my knowledge. In Pterosphenus' case, I do wonder if it fed on fish, or maybe was a planktophagous specialist (at least one modern sea snake feeds almost entirely on fish eggs). Either way, they would have been spectacular :B
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Diving with Yaguarasaurus by HodariNundu
Diving with Yaguarasaurus
Yaguarasaurus fue un gran mosasauroide que vivio hace 90 millones de años en lo que hoy es Sudamérica. Al parecer estaba emparentado con criaturas como el Pannoniasaurus, lo que significa que pudo haber sido anfibio más que completamente acuático, y se habría parecido más a un gigantesco varano que a un mosasaurio como usualmente lo entendemos, y habría frecuentado aguas someras más que el mar abierto. :> Antes se le calculaban unos cinco metros de largo pero nuevos restos sugieren un tamaño aun mayor- quizá de hasta 9 metros. Todo un espectáculo sin duda :D 

Yaguarasaurus was a great mosasauroid that lived 90 million years ago in what is today South America. Apparently related to creatures like Pannoniasaurus, which means it may have been amphibious more than fully aquatic, and looked more like a gigantic monitor lizard than a mosasaur as we usually imagine them. It probably frequented shallow waters rather than the open sea. :> Used to be estimated at five meters long but new remains suggest much larger size- maybe up to 9 meters. Surely a spectacular sight to behold :D 
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:icontuomaskoivurinne:'s art is in the news!

www.ibtimes.co.uk/cannibal-din…

Oh and also, cannibalistic dinos. :B
Thanks to all who wished me happy birthday! :> I had a great day!
:icontuomaskoivurinne:'s art is in the news!

www.ibtimes.co.uk/cannibal-din…

Oh and also, cannibalistic dinos. :B

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Sir-Giga Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmm soo whats your favorite dinosaur ?
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015   General Artist
I don´t have one, I love them all :B But when I was a kid my favorite was Triceratops
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Sir-Giga Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Triceratops Ahh. . . A good old Classic!.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Apparently Brontosaurus was a separate genus after all.
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VenturaSalas Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
Ya no a subido dibujos. :C
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015   General Artist
La vida real, V, la vida real...
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VenturaSalas Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
u.u
A veces ni yo tengo tiempo. 
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inframan242 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
www.usnews.com/news/articles/2…

have you heard of this find?
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StanleyRabbid Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, he definitely has.
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SHREKvs12gaben Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Why would you make such awesome art this is incredible:nosebleed: Nosebleedfall 
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