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Squatinactus montanus :icontheterritorialtrike:TheTerritorialTrike 30 12 Various Island Birds :icontheterritorialtrike:TheTerritorialTrike 23 2 Montanoceratops cerorhynchos :icontheterritorialtrike:TheTerritorialTrike 19 7 Utahraptor ostrommaysorum :icontheterritorialtrike:TheTerritorialTrike 18 0 Ocucajea picklingi :icontheterritorialtrike:TheTerritorialTrike 13 2 The Hybrid Mammoth :icontheterritorialtrike:TheTerritorialTrike 21 9 Serenity :icontheterritorialtrike:TheTerritorialTrike 10 3 Mauriciosaurus fernandezi :icontheterritorialtrike:TheTerritorialTrike 25 2 Bigger than Big :icontheterritorialtrike:TheTerritorialTrike 20 13 Squalicorax Tooth :icontheterritorialtrike:TheTerritorialTrike 5 0 Sabretooth :icontheterritorialtrike:TheTerritorialTrike 6 0 Tatankaceratops sacrisonorum :icontheterritorialtrike:TheTerritorialTrike 10 0 Microraptor gui :icontheterritorialtrike:TheTerritorialTrike 12 2 Allosaurus fragilis :icontheterritorialtrike:TheTerritorialTrike 12 2 Nest Raider :icontheterritorialtrike:TheTerritorialTrike 6 0 Paradise's Feitian :icontheterritorialtrike:TheTerritorialTrike 4 0

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The croc hunter :iconxiphactinus:Xiphactinus 109 14 Hateg Island Fauna and Gargantuavis :iconpaleop:Paleop 134 56 Not a Terrible Lizard :iconjonagold2000:JonaGold2000 100 44 Tianyulong confuciusi :iconxiphactinus:Xiphactinus 89 2 Daspletosaurus torosus :iconspinosaurus1:spinosaurus1 181 47 Sonorasaurus :iconcmipalaeo:CMIPalaeo 42 20 Lambe's Lizard :iconmegabass22:megabass22 120 52 All Aboard :icondinohunter000:DinoHunter000 50 15 Amphibious tank :icondontknowwhattodraw94:Dontknowwhattodraw94 198 80 Zhongjianosaurus :iconmidiaou:Midiaou 191 75 Neovenator salerii :iconpaleop:Paleop 105 40 Final Moment :iconamorousdino:amorousdino 303 18 Geosaurus :iconalexanderlovegrove:Alexanderlovegrove 95 20 varanid mimic :iconspinosaurus1:spinosaurus1 71 9 King of Gore :iconmegabass22:megabass22 122 26 Gobiatherium :iconhyrotrioskjan:Hyrotrioskjan 161 14

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Squatinactus montanus
Squatinactus montanus was a very strange shark with uncertain affinities from the Mississippian of Bear Gulch. With a blunt head and odd, butterfly-like pectoral fins, Squatinactus was certainly one of the strangest fishes ever to live.
Source:people.sju.edu/~egrogan/BearGu…
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Various Island Birds
An assortment of recently extinct island birds. Clockwise, starting in the top left.

Dodo (Raphus cucullatus)
    The dodo, the icon of extinction, is a species of flightless pigeon from the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. Despite common misconceptions, the dodo was not helpless and just waiting to become extinct. It was the major herbivore of its home island. Unfortunately, due to hunting for food by Dutch sailors, the dodo likely went extinct around 1662.
Sylviornis neocaledoniae
   
Sylviornis is a stem-galliform bird from New Caledonia. It was one and seven tenths meters tall and weighed around thirty kilograms.
Upland Moa (Megalapteryx didinus)
    The upland moa was endemic to the South Island of New Zealand. It lived in the mountains of the Southern Alps. Due to the mountain range's cold climate, the upland moa had a complete covering of feathers, all the way down to the toes.

Sources:
Dodo reference: wuhstry.files.wordpress.com/20…
Sylviornis reference: upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…
Moa reference: upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…
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Montanoceratops cerorhynchos
    Montanoceratops cerorhynchos is a leptoceratopsid from the Saint Mary River Formation of Montana (Shocking, I know). It lived roughly seventy million years ago. I used Gregory S. Paul's skeletal from the original Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs.
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Utahraptor ostrommaysorum
My submission for utahraptor week. In case you haven't heard, a large block containing multiple well-preserved Utahraptors was discovered, but it needs donations for the specimens to be excavated. Here is a link: www.gofundme.com/utahr…  I tried experimenting a bit, but I'm not sure about the result. Credit goes to :iconscotthartman:'s amazing Utahraptor skeletal.

So robust...
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Ocucajea picklingi
     The park's four Ocucajea picklingi are among the most playful and adorable residents of Paleos. At only three meters or a little under ten feet, they are the smallest basilosaurid. Basilosaurids are cetaceans (dolphins, whales, and their close relatives) whose members have multi-edged teeth and are the first fully-aquatic members of its infraorder. Ocucajea was discovered in the mountainous deserts of southern Peru from the 37 million-year-old deposits of the Eocene Paracas Formation. It lived along other larger basilosaurids such as Supayacetus, giant penguins such as the Peruvian red-bellied penguin, Icadyptes salasi, along with a menagerie of other marine life. Ocucajea itself would have preyed upon small fishes, crabs, and mollusks. As seen from the members alive today, they are very social creatures, almost as much so as modern-day dolphins. Despite this, they do not have all the complex clicks and whistles that dolphins do and communicate using body gestures and motions as seen in the image above. Though this might seem as a hindrance, the modern examples of this elegant species demonstrate this is not the case.
    As stated before, four Ocucajea inhabit Paleos's Wallace Aquarium of Evolutionary Biology: two males and two females. The two males, Phujpuri and Atillcha, named after the Quechuan translation for dolphin and friend, respectively. Phujpuri is the individual pictured above. He is the most active of all individuals, and can occasionally be seen leaping high out of the water for no other reason than pure pleasure. He can often be seen swimming alongside the acrylic walls of the 2.6-million-liter exhibit they live in. Atillcha is a shyer, less out-going character. This is true with all humans but one: Alexandra Hall. She was assigned to the aquarium two and a half months before opening and the two have been partners ever since. "Atillcha is the cutest animal in the world," she says, "He'll come right up to me and nudge me with his nose. His soft, leathery skin is one of the most surreal things you'll ever touch." Shuc and Iskai are the park's two females. Although not as warm to humans as the males, they get along especially well with each other. Most astonishingly of all, the two females have been seen working together to attack the live fish that inhabit the tank. One of the females, usually Iskai, will chase a shoal of fish into the reef division of the tank. There, Shuc lies in wait and will launch herself from behind a rock and snap up as many fish as possible. Then, Iskai will grab all that swim her way. The Ocucajea are some of the most exciting and social creatures in all of Paleos.
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TheTerritorialTrike Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
No problem! Thanks for the fave as well!
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch :D
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TheTerritorialTrike Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016
No problem. Love your art!😀
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Lucas-Attwell Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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TheTerritorialTrike Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016
No problem! Love your art.
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Lucas-Attwell Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
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TitanChief10 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heey man thank you for the favourites :) and welcome to deviant art
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