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Pannoniasaurus Is Awesomesauce by HodariNundu Pannoniasaurus Is Awesomesauce by HodariNundu
Pannoniasaurus debe ser una de las criaturas prehistoricas mas geniales halladas recientemente; era un mosasaurio. De agua dulce. Con patitas.
Probablemente podía arrastrarse en tierra como un cocodrilo, y media entre cuatro y seis metros de largo; sus restos fueron hallados en Hungría.
Al parecer, al contrario que otros mosasaurios que vivian en el mar pero pasaban parte de su tiempo en agua salobre, el Pannoniasaurus pasaba toda su vida en agua dulce, ya que se han hallado restos de individuos de todas las edades en lo que alguna vez fueron ríos.
Aqui está uno haciendo contorsionismo para caber en la hoja de papel y emboscar a un infeliz Ajkaceratops.

Pannoniasaurus has to be one of the coolest prehistoric creatures discovered recently; it was a mosasaur. A fresh-water mosasaur. With legs.
It could probably walk on land like a crocodile, and was between four and six meters long.
Its remains were found in Hungary.
Unlike other mosasaurs that spent most of their time in saltwater and probably visited brackish water at times, there's evidence that Pannoniasaurus spent its entire life in freshwater, due to specimens of all ages being found in what were once rivers.
Here it is doing some serious contorsionism to fit in the paper sheet and ambush a hapless Ajkaceratops.
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:iconperfectchaos22:
PerfectChaos22 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This might be the Bear Lake Monster in Utah
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terencethet-rex Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
HOLY SHIT THATS COOL
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MikeSpikester11 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013

We have freshwater plesiosaurid's, freshwater pliosaurid's, and now a species of freshwater mosasaurid. All we need now is to find a species of freshwater ichthyosaurid. =)

 

By the way. How big was this Mosasaurid? I'd imagine it wouldn't of been that big since oceanic animals living in freshwater environments aren't as big as oceanic ones due to the fact a freshwater environment is smaller than a oceanic environment.

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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013   General Artist
Crocodile sized, about 4-6 meters. Quite big for modern day standards
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MikeSpikester11 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Okay thanks and yeah indeed.
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elaphe15 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, I just arrived from the 3 weeks of the Hungarian Dinosaur Expedition:) We found many bones of this animal, and I was happy when I saw this drawing. Thanks for it:) I really like the Ajkaceratops:) Thanks again!
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013   General Artist
Cool, I'm glad you like it!
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G7997 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
My question is why you, the artist, always draw Komodo/Snake Tongue on Mosasaurid?
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013   General Artist
Because mosasaurs are very closely related to monitor lizards and snakes, and it is very possible that they did have this sort of tongue- I'm not the first one to draw them this way, actually. I first saw the forked-tongue mosasaur in this painting by the late Dan Varner:
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G7997 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
"Posibbly" right? Hmm yes yes
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Bestiarius Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
There is actually no proof that this mosasaurs had really legs, it was only an assumption, but no limb bones were really found. It´s highly unlikely this mosasaurs re-evolved legs, because mosasaurs had already highly reduced hind flippers and an extremely weak pelvic area.
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WoundedGazelle1234 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
i agree...
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Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Crocodile-mimic goanna... EPIC!
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I notice the varanid lazing in the background: a clever aknowledgement of previous assumptions about Pannoniasaurus's identity? Also the ceratopsian's expression: Aaaaaaaaah not thirsty anymore!
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PrimevalRaptor Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this could also be another Pannoniasaurus.
BTW, I gotta agree, this is awesome.
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ElSqiubbonator Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Where's the evidence it was semi-terrestrial?
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clubpenguindino Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There is none, hardly any of the limbs are known, so we can't say for certain whether it had legs or not. However, due to its relationships in the mosasaurid family, it's reasonable to assume they had legs instead of fins, like Dallasaurus. However, I doubt they could properly support them on land.
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leucasaurio Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
66este animal es delñ periodo triasico verdad ?
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   General Artist
no, cretácico
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Krajax Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Damn it I was this close to being the first one to draw Pannoniasaurus! Damn you Hodari Master I will have my revenge! XD But since this is doomsday today and a once-and-a-lifetime celebration, I'll be merciful to you other Alex for now XD
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student General Artist
FRESHWATER MOSASAUR FOR CHRISTMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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MaxterandKiwiKing Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This thing fits the mosasaurs in Dinotopia almost perfectly.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
OH GOD I TOTALLY AGREE
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MaxterandKiwiKing Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hooray,I'm being noticed by high ranking DA paleoartist!!! THIS IS THE HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!!!!! :iconbummy1: :iconbummy2: :iconbummy3:
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
NOT SURE IF DRAMATIC OR SARCASTIC :iconfry:
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MaxterandKiwiKing Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just very dramatic.Though it is a great honor.
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That thing looks so epic! :wow:
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spinobuddy98 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
justo como en la peli de dinotopia ¡¡¡¡
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yayyyyyyyy =D
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LacitheHunter Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
I guess the mystery of the Bear Lake monster is solved.
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Hellraptor Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats awesome, like a crocoidle but even worse.whor this might not be the only species who could do this if they find more in the future.

Great action in this work :)
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
his has to be one of the collest mosasaurs ever, I was alredy waiting that sth like this would be discovered.
Very nice work here :D
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   General Artist
Thanks :D I also imagined a creature like this had existed long before it was announced :>
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bryan1231 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
A mosasaur with legs. WTF.
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ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O A O FREASHWATER MOSASAUR!?!?!?!!? EPIC!
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mexicanzilla Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
pense que era un varano mutante...
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   General Artist
en cierta forma...
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roukaryu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice! :)
i just looked it up, and it's hard to believe it's from the Santonian epoch. my first guess was somewhere in early to mid Cretaceous. do you know its relationship to other mosasaur species?
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   General Artist
Well, I don´t know much but it appears it is not closely related to other so called primitive mosasaurs like Dallasaurus.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's related to russelosaurus and tethysaurus.
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roukaryu Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
interesting.
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Terraraptor Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
This. Is. Awesome.

I always suspected they would find a freshwater mosasaur. Do you know what time period it lived in?
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:iconhodarinundu:
HodariNundu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   General Artist
Cretaceous, about 84 million years ago
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been anticipating the appearance of this amazing creature on dA. I heard of this discovery and it was instantly my new favorite prehistoric animal; it's so badass!
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MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
It is probably pretty similar to the ancestor of Mosasaurs and might give an insight into the transiton from terrestial Varanoids to aquatic Mosasaurs.
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elfan87 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Un mosasaurio con patas y de agua dulce? Interesante...
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seeing as it could still walk on land, would this be a fairly primitive member of the mosasaur group?
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BloodKirbyUnleashed Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fresh water mosasaur O_O
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RickRaptor105 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Found out about this creature a couple of hours ago and thought "Yeah, Hodari is definitively going to draw it attacking some little dinosaur crocodile-style" :D
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   General Artist
Am I really that predictable D:
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