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Manticore vs Sabertooth by HodariNundu Manticore vs Sabertooth by HodariNundu
As requested by :icontigerbreath13: who correctly guessed the identity of the mystery dino Eretiscus (I hope he likes it)
In keeping with his more primate-like design: [link] I decided to give it big mandrill-like canines instead of the shark-like rows of teeth of the mythical manticore. It's kinda interesting having both animals in the same pic because the Manticore was probably inspired by tiger sightings, whereas the sabertooth is an actual tiger relative and often called a "tiger" itself :>

Who do you think will win this duel? :D
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:iconfredthedinosaurman:
FredtheDinosaurman Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Sabretooth looks so bad ass!!!
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RobotNinjaHero Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Total epicness!
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Caprisaurus2 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Umm..manticore? Never heard of it. But I like your saber-tooth! :D
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Dino-Mario Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a creature of persian mythology that is described as a monster with a lion's body,a poisonous tail and a human's head.You can read more 'bout it here:[link]
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Caprisaurus2 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks!
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SpinozillaRex Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
wow cool!!
hmm :P its hard to say who would win, since they're pretty much even (especially with the fangs)
but nice job any way!! :D
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LordofNightsShadows Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thats a bad ass battle right there.
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Blairaptor Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, I do like the mandrill face. Awesome pose on the sabertooth, too.
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Paleodon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Neither, unless they're both desperate to fight in the first place. Animals usually don't fight extensively because even the winner may get too injured to survive. One swipe of paw, one swish of tail, a few more snarls, and then they'll both back down.
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Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool interpretation of one of my favorite mythological monsters!
Some years ago i tried to write a fantasy tale with a manticore as the main monster but sadly i didn't elaborated it more...
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