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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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:iconpcawesomeness:
Looks like there were lots of angry birds in the Cenozoic...
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015   General Artist
These are Cenozoic tho
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PCAwesomeness Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Whoops. Meant to say Cenozoic.
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:iconacepredator:
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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:iconroukaryu:
roukaryu Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
terror birds from the sea! *insert jaws theme*
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:iconnixkat:
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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ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O_O damn
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Zimices Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist
...Y la vida imita al arte. Se parecen a esos pinguinos depredadores de Spec :D
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mexicanzilla Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Y entonces una foca leopardo llega desde la antartida y salva el dia...
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   General Artist
Creo que no las había entonces...
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:iconmexicanzilla:
mexicanzilla Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
y quien ocupaba el puesto en ese entonces?
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   General Artist
Considerando que habia megalodontes, ¿que importa? D:
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:iconmexicanzilla:
mexicanzilla Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
mucho,las focas leopardo son mas impresionantes
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   General Artist
Son formidables pero vamos, el Megalodon es el non plus ultra de los depredadores U-U
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:iconmexicanzilla:
mexicanzilla Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
No, ese es el lio...
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:iconsmartpulchra:
smartpulchra Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
El Spheniscus megaramphus se alimentaba exclusivamente de crías o también comía peces.
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   General Artist
Seguramente tambien comía peces- probablemente no le hacia ascos a nada.
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smartpulchra Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
A genial
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I love this drawing of this concept! Very original! :nod: Btw, where and when did it live:?
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   General Artist
Thanks :D

It lived about 6 million years ago in what is today Peru (the world capital of prehistoric penguins it seems).
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome, my friend! :)

Hmm, that's quite recently actually, certainly when compared to Anthropornis or that big 2-meter animal you drew a few days/weeks ago... :o
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LadyGhostDuchess Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want some!
This is great! I love it
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AkityMH Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh jeez, Raven's Penguin kaiju come to life. God forbid!
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Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bah, it doesn't look much like Imperior.
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:iconakitymh:
AkityMH Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well I can't think of any other badass penguins
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:icongilarah93:
Gilarah93 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The nightmarish penguins of Spec come to mind.
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SirKaijuOfVaudeville Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No one will get that reference here in this part of dA. :/
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:iconakitymh:
AkityMH Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
<,< Still came to mind
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