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Kelenken's Killer Karate Kick by HodariNundu Kelenken's Killer Karate Kick by HodariNundu
No le pongan mucha atención al titulo, solo me gustó la aliteración :B
Es solo un doodle nacido de un momento de aburrimiento. No se supone que sea un Kelenken (el cual vivió mucho antes que Smilodon, y antes de que los félidos alcanzaran Sudamérica); solo es un ave del terror X pateando a un dientes de sable en defensa propia. :B


Don´t pay much attention to the title; I just liked the aliteration. :B
This doodle was just something I came up with in a moment of boredom. It is not meant to be a Kelenken (which lived long before Smilodon, and before even any cats got to South America); just a random terror bird kicking a sabertooth in self defense.
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WDGHK Featured By Owner Edited Aug 8, 2014
I was never convinced in the theory that saber tooth's form the north wiped out the terror bird as BBCs Walking with Beasts  and Prehistoric Predators suggest,people forget that the felines that lived along sides the terror bird were small 200 pound cats like Megantereon and Smilodon gracilas,the big sabers fatalis and populator appeared several thousand years after the last terror bird died out.

It probably had to do more with climate change.

Its also interesting how the aforementioned BBC documentaries portray the bird as a cowards  who runs like a pussy at the site of a sabertooh,while National Geography's Prehistoric Predators more accurately portray them as facing their feline foe and being capable of killing it with ease.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Edited Aug 17, 2014
WW=BS. I hate them. Though,the worst has to be putting UTAHraptor in Europe for some reason-they have to be absolute idiots to not get that thing's from Utah.

and there is more...
-extremely underrated pterosaurs, raisuchids, gorgonopsids, and phorusracids. They were depicted as stupid lumbering brutes.
-depicting a herbivore as a carnivore.
- credonts did not hunt in packs.
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JD-man Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
That's probably b/c WWB is based on what paleontologists thought then ( usuarios.geofisica.unam.mx/cec… ), while PP is based on what paleontologists have learned since WWB ( www.oucom.ohiou.edu/dbms-witme… ).
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014   General Artist
I didn´t know anyone believed cats wiped out terror birds. I had heard that suggested about Thylacosmilus and co, tho.

Birds in general are really aggressive and tenacious animals (not all of them, but many). I wouldn´t want to face a 3 meter tall carnivorous bird.
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WDGHK Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
That isn't so much some paleontologists theory as much as something BBC seem to force down on us,really having a 10 foot Phorusracos run way like that from a saber tooth cats charge is a very unrealistic scenario,like I said Prehistoric Predators portrays their interaction much more realistically.
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014   General Artist
Unfortunately the animation in the Walking with series is a lot better looking than Prehistoric Predators'...

I did notice that, tho, when I saw the show for the first time. Why would the terror bird run into the horizon? Most wild animals wouldn´t be willing to turn their backs on an attacker that quickly- it's asking for your enemy to chase after you. A longer, more tense stand off would've been more realistic.
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WDGHK Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
It seems that the people who worked on the show have some unexplained reasons for making the Terror bird look like a coward and evolutionary failure that was defected from the start,maybe their paleontological advisor was someone with faulty theories.

Also the terror bird that appears there is Phorusrachos a Miocene species,when the episode took place in the Pleistocene 1 million BC.
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014   General Artist
The entire series took many liberties really. It still looked awesome and surely was an introduction for many people to prehistoric creatures, so I'm not one to badmouth it even today.
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WDGHK Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
I always will like the show,i was never badmouthing it,im mearly pointing out the fact that some of the liberates really contradicted to the animals true nature,like having the Smilodon have a lion pride like structure,with was proven to be untrue and have them chase after and keep pace with the Machrauchenia when in ral life they would have been ambush predators and be very clumsy in making sharp turns,really the Smilodon episode has most inaccuracies on the entire Walking with Beasts show including their portrayal of the terror birds. 
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acepredator Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
And Smilodon went extinct because of us not climate change. And the species shown in the film lived two-thirds of a million years later.
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