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Rhizosmilodon by HodariNundu Rhizosmilodon by HodariNundu
Un bostezo es todo lo que se necesita para perderse el Megalodon saltando tras su presa :>
Rhizosmilodon fue un félido dientes de sable cuyos restos han sido descubiertos en Florida. Vivió hace cinco millones de ańos, y se cree que es el ancestro del Smilodon, de ahi su nombre (Rhizosmilodon significa "raíz del Smilodon").
Con un peso de entre 50 y 85 kilos, era del tamańo de un leopardo grande o un puma, y probablemente podia trepar a los árboles para escapar de la atencion no deseada de depredadores mas grandes como el oso-hiena Agrotherium o el dientes de sable Machairodus mucho mas grande.

Ah, y primer Rhizosmilodon en DA :D

A yawn is all it takes to miss the Megalodon breaching after its prey : >
Rhizosmilodon was a sabertooth whose remains have been found in Florida. It lived five million years ago and is believed to be the ancestor to Smilodon, hence the name (Rhizosmilodon means "root of Smilodon").
With a weight between 50 and 85 kgs, it was the size of a large leopard or cougar, and probably could climb trees to escape unwanted attention from larger predators like the hyena-bear Agriotherium and the much larger sabertooth Machairodus.

Oh, and first Rhizosmilodon in DA :D
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grisador Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
Wow ! Smilodons are much more like Leopards than Lions arent they ?
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ProcyonNoumer Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
ahhh, just another ordinary day in late miocene florida!
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acepredator Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
one of the most hilarious pictures in this gallery (Badlydrawnoceras mortus LOL)
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AzrielMoha Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Rhizosmilodon: *heard the megalodon leaping while yawning* i think its a me.....meh!
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WDGHK Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Just goes to show you cats were always focused on a nap and food than anything else even a 60 foot shark.
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014   General Artist
Only fish cats care about isthe one they can eat
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stark002 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
What's the animal he has killed?
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014   General Artist
A Badlydrawnoceras mortus
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guilmon182 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess you could say it was "the Rhiz O' Smilodon"! Heh... heh...
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Baranguirus Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Kinda funny how Rhizosmilodon seems bored/ used to the Megalodon
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Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013   General Artist
like the background Megladon
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Jagroar Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
Awesome rendering!:D I have never heard of this creature before.
Do you think Megantereon might be excluded entirely from the ancestry scenerio or this proto type Smilodon might've been a missing link connected Megantereon-Smilodon lineage?
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013   General Artist
Thanks!! :>

I'm not sure but I think that's the case- Rhizosmilodon being older than both Smilodon and Megantereon (Rhizosmilodon itself was thought to be a species of Megantereon before new remains were found). Because of its age, they're saying that Smilodontini may have originated in North America and only later dispersed into the Old World as Megantereon, and into South America as Smilodon...
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Jagroar Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks Hodari. Wow I didn't expect to come across smilodon-related genus/species any older than Megantereon, neither did I expect it to be originated in the new world.
I've always felt that there's just too few genus/species known in smilodontini group in comparison with the various scimitar tooths that there seems to be the void when it comes to the connection between primitive Paramahchairodus grades with other members.
Wish more such impressive dirk tooths be discovered in coming years!
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013   General Artist
I'm looking forward to your version of Rhizosmilodon :D
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Jagroar Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Haha, thank you for your kind remark:D Since I'm always too slow in making artwork though, you'll discover another five new smilodontini while I'm engaged in that process;)
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013   General Artist
Works for me- that way I get to draw them first haha :D
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marsu305 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Just so damn cool! :dance:
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TheScarletDragon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
As always great job ;)
Woah, the shark is huge! Don't you think so?
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013   General Artist
Yeah, we need a bigger boat :>
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Hoatziraptor Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Orale que chevere, (Y)
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cool!
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smartpulchra Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Dos fantásticos depredadores y una gran historia.
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well it could still hear the splash, but yeah that yawn did take away the full experience. XD
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DemitriVladMaximov Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yet another first for you; congratulations.
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AmericanRaptor Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Guess Megantereon's out of the loop.
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Artist
That was a good looking animal.
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013   General Artist
As are all great cats, really
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Artist
yeah, didly sure.;)
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ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O A O epic times 2~
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MatthewOnArt Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Sorry, I blinked, what happened?"
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Paleo-Beast-Emperor Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet, a sabertooth that's (supposedly) the Florida equivalent of Africa's leopard. New species?
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013   General Artist
Yeah :>
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TitanoRex Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Megalodon photobomb
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013   General Artist
I did consider naming the pic that XD
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kargaroc586 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Yay! This is awesome! :D
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