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Cyon phobetor by Osmatar Cyon phobetor by Osmatar
Cyon phobetor was one of the most numerous predators of the late Plasticocene. No-one quite knows what these strange archaic distant relatives of bats were like but we know that they were fearsome predators. They could probably just kill their prey by looking at them and giving them a heart attack. I mean, Jesus Christ, would you look at that thing! It's fucking horrifying. I bet I'll have nightmares about it tonight.

Yeah, I've been looking at way too many fangorious stem-mammal restorations. That's a dog, by the way, in case you couldn't guess.
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keiser11 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww, How cute!!!
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Professional General Artist
:D
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Zedekial Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017
Looks like the sort of pet an old-school Pigfaced Orc would have instead of a hunting dog.
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Professional General Artist
Or maybe some of those D&D orcs that seem to lack any nasal cartilage. :P
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archeoraptor38 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017
plasticocene was  indeed an interesting time period,we know what those strange jellyfish were? they were found in terrestrial deposites  but for a creature that gives the name of  a period doesn´t give us  much information, it even contradicts some things we know, thoutgh I like those creatures that had them in their stomach,turtles was they name called?
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brandon-bowling Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017
With that under-bite, this kind of looks like our pet Chihuahua if someone shaved it.
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:iconosmatar:
Osmatar Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Professional General Artist
You must have a really scary chihuahua!
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:iconbrandon-bowling:
brandon-bowling Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017
Haha, well, he doesn't have crazy red eyes and his skin isn't green, but that facial shape and even the teeth are extremely similar. Just goes to show how different an animal can look with the addition of hair and floppy ears.
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KJ-Horne Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Student General Artist
Sheesh! Good job making this freak of nature! :P
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Professional General Artist
:D
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:iconastroevo:
AstroEvo Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
Anyone watched primeval?
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:iconosmatar:
Osmatar Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Professional General Artist
The original UK show? I did.
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:iconastroevo:
AstroEvo Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017
The creepy evolution of a bat reminded me of the future predator.
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Glavenychus Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Not gonna lie, I kinda loved their creature designs, but as portraying them as actual animals.........yeah fuck that.
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Crazygeckos Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
Um why would they make a dog like this,lol wouldn't they have other non bat fossils?
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
There's a long way from a fossil to a correct interpretation. Just consider the decades between the discovery of various maniraptorans and their depiction as feathered animals.
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Crazygeckos Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
Um you have a point,lol!
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully conservative rendition of such a mysterious animal. ;P
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:iconosmatar:
Osmatar Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
:D
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:iconbattyillest:
Battyillest Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Student Artist
That's a dog?!
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:iconosmatar:
Osmatar Featured By Owner Edited Jun 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
It's a dog restored by a future squid paleoartist, who has never seen a living non-bat mammal.
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Kagansaurus Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
I thought this was a serious rendition of a stem-mammal, until I read the description.
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:iconosmatar:
Osmatar Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
"Serious"
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Kagansaurus Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
Well, a lot of serious paleoartists seem to shrink wrap their stem mammals (probably not as much now though).
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WatcherInThePuddle Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
r.i.p
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TheDerpasaur Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oo
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G0j1r4 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Studies from Gomez et al. prove it had lips and a coat of fur from preserved specimens.
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
Haven't you seen the Middle-American Cyon mummy? No hair on the flanks, legs or neck, only a patch on the tail. Probably used for display. According to M.S. Grellan the furred specimen is almost certainly not Cyon, because it has that weird smushed-looking skull and odd skeletal proportions. The enormous soft tissue flap on it might also not be a real lip but some kind of facial wattle. Probably a visual signal to aid in species recognition.
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G0j1r4 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sretep & Divad et al. says that in the same fossil there are preserved juveniles and long streaming hair, according to his website Plasticocene Heresies. He places it alongside the diminutive Microcyon mesoamericanum, or the Chihuahua.
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Lorenzo-Franzese Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The canines should stick out tought because they're clearly too big!
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G0j1r4 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesomebro! You've clearly seen too much Plasticocene Park!
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Lorenzo-Franzese Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No I have muh sources like Plasticocene Fight Club (it's a documentary so it must be true)
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:icong0j1r4:
G0j1r4 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But that was 10 years ago, you idiot!
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:iconlorenzo-franzese:
Lorenzo-Franzese Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That was ONLY 10 years ago! Science doesn't change that fast!
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G0j1r4 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It does! A few weeks after pandas were described, a specimen from a juvenile was shown to have black & white fur, showing that pandas were furry, as well as black & white!
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Lorenzo-Franzese Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But adults clearly were too Big to have fur!
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Screwyoumimus Featured By Owner Edited Jun 4, 2017
"Cyon phobetor"
Scare-bringing dog?
Also, what breed?
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:iconosmatar:
Osmatar Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
Breed? You are talking about it like it was a domestic species. That theory was discredited a century ago!
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Screwyoumimus Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
But that made sense! Genetic tests proved them to be extremely close relatives! It seems that these "Homo" were able to create such diversity through selective inbreeding!
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PrinceStaghorn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
I knew it was either some sort of canine (most likely, due to "Cyon") or a sea lion
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
:D
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Midiaou Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Spike needs a little makeup it seems...
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
:lol:
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