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Bullies of the Beach by HodariNundu Bullies of the Beach by HodariNundu
Epoca de cría en una colonia de pinguinos prehistoricos, y la tranquilidad se convierte en tensión cuando una pareja de Spheniscus megaramphus patrullan la zona en busca de polluelos desprotegidos e individuos heridos o enfermos...
Spheniscus megaramphus probablemente era tan grande como el pinguino emperador actual, pero tenia una cabeza mucho mas grande y un pico con una punta curva y afilada como el de una fragata o un petrel (aves famosas por sus costumbres rapaces).
Nadie sabe exactamente para que usaban estos temibles picos pero es de suponerse que pudieran verselas con presas mayores que sus parientes mas modestos.
Gracias a :icongigantala: por presentarme a este curioso pinguino.
PD- Ya sé que las franjas en el pecho de los pinguinos asesinos salieron diferentes. ¿Variacion individual o dimorfismo sexual? Escojan uno. (El que yo estuviese medio dormido mientras dibujaba esto y se me pasara ese detalle por completo no cuenta. Me voy a la cama...)

Breeding season in a prehistoric penguin colony, but the peace becomes tension when a couple of Spheniscus megaramphus roams in search for unprotected chicks, and any wounded or sick adults.
Spheniscus megaramphus may have been as large as the Emperor penguin but it had a much larger head and a sharp, curved beak like that of a petrel or a frigatebird (sea birds known for their rapacious habits).
No one knows what they used these beaks for, but it seems obvious that they were dealing with larger prey than their more modest relatives.
Thanks to :icongigantala: for letting me know about this bizarre penguin.
PS- I know the stripe design in the killer penguin's chests are different. Individual variation or sexual dimorphism? Pick one. (Me being half asleep when I drew this and totally not noticing is not an option. I'm off to bed now)
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acepredator Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
Ok, killer sharks, whales, albatrosses, sea lions, walrus, dolphin and now this.....
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DinoRoy39 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's like the killer penguin from ZT2 Extinct Animals!
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Lamastok Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Lol, so totally xD
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Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013   General Artist
The penguin from hell. Awesome job
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PaleoAeolos Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Como experto en piguinos fosiles mi primer pensamiento al ver esto a sido BLASFEMIA!!!.... no obstante.... si existe una pequena posibilidad de que Spheniscus megaramphus o Spheniscus urbinai pudieran ocacionalmente cometer canivalismo... pero esta conducta no ocurre en ninguna de las especies vivientes de pinguinos. De hecho, es muy improvable dado que estos tienen un intenso instinto paternal, al punto que cuando pierden sus crias pueden tratar de secuestrar la de otros miembros de la colonia. Por lo demas... no se cual es la segunda especie que trataste de dibujar aqui... pero ninguna de las especies conocidas que convivian con megaramphus eran tan pequenas. De todos modos puntos extra por la creatividad.
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013   General Artist
Tecnicamente no es canibalismo si a quienes se comen no son de la misma especie...

La segunda especie... tampoco se que es. :D
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Baranguirus Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Serian capaces de comerse la cria de una foca leopardo?
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roukaryu Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
terror birds from the sea! *insert jaws theme*
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NixKat Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool, killer penguins.
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Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's strange how many of Spec's creatures are turning out to have really existed. :XD:

Given its size and that wicked bill, S. megarhamphus could very well have been a hunter of vertebrates, or at the very least a part-time scavenger...something like a huge flightless skua comes to mind.
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