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Dinosaur parasite by HodariNundu Dinosaur parasite by HodariNundu
Arriba, un giganotosaurio atormentado por una severa infestación del parásito Hydrus ichneumon (abajo).
El Hydrus es un reptil de clasificación incierta (probablemente cercano a los Amphisbaenia), inusual por su extraño ciclo de vida; los adultos se reproducen en cadáveres de saurópodos gigantes de modo que sus crias al nacer tengan abundante alimento en la forma de insectos necrófagos. No obstante, a veces pueden infestar a teropodos gigantes si éste se alimenta de un cadáver donde abundan los Hydrus jovenes. Si éstos evitan ser tragados, pueden instalarse en la boca del carnivoro, donde causan daños importantes a las mandibulas, dientes y partes blandas de la boca, y pueden llegar a matar a su huesped inesperado. En ocasiones, si la infestación no es muy severa, los Hydrus pueden pasar del teropodo al sauropodo cuando aquel ataca a su presa sin exito; en ese caso, los Hydrus pueden vivir la mayor parte de su vida en el sauropodo, haciendo agujeros en su piel y alimentandose de su carne y su sangre hasta que el sauropodo muere y los parásitos pueden aparearse nuevamente.

(PD- Claro que me saqué este bicho de la manga, pero ¿quien dice que no existieron horrores asi? :B)

Above, a giganotosaur, tormented by a severe infestation by the parasite Hydrus ichneumon (below).
Hydrus is a reptile of uncertain taxonomy (close to the Amphisbaenia, maybe), unusual because of its weird life cycle. The adults reproduce in giant sauropod carcasses so that the young will have plenty of food in the form of necrophagous insects. However, sometimes they can infect giant theropods if the latter feed on a carcass that's full of young Hydrus. The Hydrus that avoid being swallowed may burrow into the predator's mouth, where they cause important damage to the jaws, teeth and soft tissues and may even cause death from blood loss or inability to feed. Sometimes, if the infestation is not too severe, the Hydrus may pass from the theropod to a sauropod when the former attacks the latter unsuccesfuly; in this case, the Hydrus live most of their lives in the sauropod's body, burrowing into its skin and feeding on its flesh and blood until the sauropod's death, when they breed again.

(PS- Of course I totally made this up but who knows, such horrors may have existed... :B)
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grisador Featured By Owner Edited Apr 30, 2015
Considering they found a Real BAT/Dragon like dinosaur named Yi qi; The Spoonbill even this new parasite's are more than possible...

This picture is actually a Nostrodamus time capsule pretty much like your other pictures...

Congrats ! You will really be remembered at future :D
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015   General Artist
I hope so :B
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grisador Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
 İndeed; Do you know new Yi Qi ?
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner May 1, 2015   General Artist
yes, I drew it...
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grisador Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
The Question is What is next ? :D
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SilverDragon234 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Giga: Ugh, I don't feel so good.. (vomits)
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:iconkaptain-kefiah:
Kaptain-Kefiah Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome, i'm gonna add something like this in my sci-fi setting.
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TyrannosaurusRex-123 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, dinosaur speculation in its best.
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misty130 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
yo no hablo espaniol, engles porfavor?
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014   General Artist
Read below the Spanish description
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:iconmisty130:
misty130 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
mucho grascias! ^^

thank you very much! ^^
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ThatArtisticMofo Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Immediately thought of this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmgQej…
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:iconrandomemaster360:
randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Man it would be very odd if a creature with a life cycle like this would be discovered.
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TarbosaurusBatar Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor giga. =(
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now I'm getting nightmares of spec evolution...
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SCP-682Hatena Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very interesting.
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DinoBrian47 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Although this scene looks rather gory and harmful to the poor giganotosaur, it seems like a cool concept for parasitism among prehistoric animals.
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leucasaurio Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
PARECE RATA TOPO
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leucasaurio Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
es que me dio mucha weas  ver tanta letras  y lo lei al dia siguiente despues de mandarte  la pregunta  ero bueno , no se  ahora que   me entero que es ficcion, bueno esta la lamprea que es  un parasito vertebrado ¿NO? Y ESIGUALDE ASQUEROSO QUE ESTE REPTIL FICTICIO
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leucasaurio Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
vertebrado parasitos ??????  y existian ? no sera  unos de tus hodariversion????  esto parece  salido de  una creepy  pasta
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013   General Artist
Bueno, ¿es que ya nadie lee las descripciones? D:
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manwith0name Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
How imaginative!  It helps to understand the inspiration behind this.  Wow!
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JELSIN Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
cada dia tienes ideas mas turbias compañero!! XD
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Labrada-Enrique Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The parasites remind me of that one big pink worm in one of the episodes of Spongebob XD Nice speculation and drawing btw
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TarbosaurusBatar Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's an ALASKAN BULL WORM!  OMG 
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Labrada-Enrique Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yeah that was his name I forgot XP
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ucumari Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
me parece muy posible en los grandes rios de las cuencas del Orinoco, Amazonas y quizas tan al sur como en el pantanal vive el candiru Vandellia cirrhosa  que hace exactamente lo que tu describes
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013   General Artist
jajaja nooo no hace lo mismo, el candirú es bastante mas perturbador :B
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ucumari Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Muy similar y creemede solo ver como quedan las branquias de los grandes bagres se te quitan las ganas de nadar, creeme los caribes o pirañas, los caimanes, las anacondas no asustan tanto como ese pecesito y las rayas
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013   General Artist
Aaah, a ti te va a gustar mi libro :B
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ucumari Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
si
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such an epic deisgn, so creepy! Great job on this!
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slowusaurus Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student General Artist
And that's why you should brush your teeth.
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ouch! To call that giganotosaur's experience unpleasant would be an understatement.
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ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:0 holy shit....that's just......ewww
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Bumsy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Oh god, botflies for dinosaurs. Sick.
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RickRaptor105 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013

I´m not sure whether such a lifestyle is plausible for an amphibian, but the fact parasites are so rarely preserved as fossils really makes one wonder what parasites dinosaurs had to deal with.

 

A cattle tapeworm can be over 10 meters long, can you imagine what monsters could have developed in the digestion system of sauropods (which, being the biggest herbivores of all time, probably had the longest intestines of all time, too)?

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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013   General Artist
I've imagined that since forever :>

It's a reptile btw. Not an amphibian.
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BehemothMaker Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Good idea! Nice to know I'm not the only person who made a creature out of the Mole Lizard.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Gnarly.
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
A tetrapod endoparasite? 



Why didn't I think of that?!
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bed132 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
aprendo de dinosaurios mas con tigo k con mi profe,grasias ¡
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013   General Artist
ojo, este es inventado :B
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:iconbed132:
bed132 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
bueno, la idea es buena pero me refiero a lo que comen,cuanto median,donde vivian... dibujas bien............................... :)
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013   General Artist
muchas gracias :>
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BloodKirbyUnleashed Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconkillitwithfireplz:
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CheeTree Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student
i thought this was real *crawls into corner*
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Sinornithosaurus Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This made me hungry for some reason :/
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:icondeinonychusempire:
DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have succeeded in grossing even me out.
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This doesn't help, www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmgQej…

Nice work and interesting idea though, it gave me some inspiration too. So thanks :).
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