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Noodle Bird by AntFingers Noodle Bird :iconantfingers:AntFingers 22 4 Skrzaki by AntFingers Skrzaki :iconantfingers:AntFingers 13 2 Barnacle Yam by AntFingers Barnacle Yam :iconantfingers:AntFingers 36 6 Gonoszfa by AntFingers Gonoszfa :iconantfingers:AntFingers 28 3 Panzerbar by AntFingers Panzerbar :iconantfingers:AntFingers 48 16 Something All My Own by AntFingers Something All My Own :iconantfingers:AntFingers 23 16 Parallel Parade by AntFingers Parallel Parade :iconantfingers:AntFingers 42 14 Natalevespertillus by AntFingers Natalevespertillus :iconantfingers:AntFingers 25 5 Patelligrade Skeletal by AntFingers Patelligrade Skeletal :iconantfingers:AntFingers 11 6 Pisciamang by AntFingers Pisciamang :iconantfingers:AntFingers 25 5 Seamang by AntFingers Seamang :iconantfingers:AntFingers 31 5 Revised Tibbek by AntFingers Revised Tibbek :iconantfingers:AntFingers 29 11 Ancient by AntFingers Ancient :iconantfingers:AntFingers 18 1 The Cephaloprophet by AntFingers The Cephaloprophet :iconantfingers:AntFingers 12 7 Fate by AntFingers Fate :iconantfingers:AntFingers 30 15 Three Dog by AntFingers Three Dog :iconantfingers:AntFingers 22 9

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Human by Dekerrex Human :icondekerrex:Dekerrex 16 2 Gastornis Line Drawing by PrehistoryByLiam Gastornis Line Drawing :iconprehistorybyliam:PrehistoryByLiam 60 14 Birrin Head by Abiogenisis Birrin Head :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 1,293 151 Birrin - Side View by Abiogenisis Birrin - Side View :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 137 8 Birrin - Run Cycle by Abiogenisis Birrin - Run Cycle :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 152 11 Practice: Chilesaurus and Darwin's Rhea. by Lucas-Attwell Practice: Chilesaurus and Darwin's Rhea. :iconlucas-attwell:Lucas-Attwell 119 9 Pterodaustro by Lucas-Attwell Pterodaustro :iconlucas-attwell:Lucas-Attwell 202 6 Emausaurus and ceratosaur by Lucas-Attwell Emausaurus and ceratosaur :iconlucas-attwell:Lucas-Attwell 191 9 Ctenochasma by Lucas-Attwell Ctenochasma :iconlucas-attwell:Lucas-Attwell 179 8 Retinue of the Mega Titan by TrollMans Retinue of the Mega Titan :icontrollmans:TrollMans 169 24 The Epic of Iwara (cover) by Ebervalius The Epic of Iwara (cover) :iconebervalius:Ebervalius 5 0 Paleo Sketches 1 by Transapient Paleo Sketches 1 :icontransapient:Transapient 103 13 Paleo Sketches 2 by Transapient Paleo Sketches 2 :icontransapient:Transapient 94 10 Paleo Sketches 3 by Transapient Paleo Sketches 3 :icontransapient:Transapient 89 4 Paleo Sketches 4 by Transapient Paleo Sketches 4 :icontransapient:Transapient 99 11 Loricosmus by Dragonthunders Loricosmus :icondragonthunders:Dragonthunders 118 6

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Noodle Bird
A derived, totally wingless anseriforme bird. It generally keeps its neck concealed in a cloud of floofy feathers, though when ambushing prey, it will extend the neck with lightning speed and quickly snap up the unfortunate victim. When threatened it assumes an upright position and shrieks like a horse. It is roughly two feet long when bunched up, and when extended can double that.
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Skrzaki
I thought :iconramul: including my old ass fan creatures in a recent Loma dump was cool, so I redrew one. Now with mobile carpal bones for maximum groping ability.
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Barnacle Yam
Wacega, Oonar in the native tongue, is an ugly world from orbit. Two great continents and countless archipelagos are a mottled red and orange, with deep blue oceans creating a burning contrast between land and sea.

Wacega's gravity is significantly higher than Earth's, almost twice as strong. Any human visitors would find themselves rather uncomfortable in such conditions, as if wearing clothes made of lead. Wacega's parent star is a K-class orange dwarf, casting a warm orange light over the planet's surface. Corresponding neatly with this, Wacega's flora is autumnal in colouration, the ground blanketed in springy, crimson "spongeweed", a vague parallel to Earth's grasses. The barnacle yam is the largest floral lifeform on the bloodplains, a large biome that border's the northern continent's inner desert. The tallest can rival Earth's palm trees in height, nearing 60 metres tall, most of which is the almost metallic stem. The thicker atmosphere of the planet supports a richer aerial ecosystem than Earth, including numerous herbivorous creatures. The barnacle yam's counter to this lies in its rigid stem, into which the photosynthesizing organ can retreat in the event of a threat. The lower part of the yam resembles some kind of corpulent, veiny worm. This sturdy base is how its height can be attained, the inches-thick, leathery shell can bend accordingly to the wind, and is near impenetrable to most herbivores. 

While bizarre through the eyes of a human, to the denizens of Wacega, both thinking and not, the barnacle yam is just another tree on an otherwise bland savannah.
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Everyone knows erect necked sauropods such as brachiosaurus, alamosaurus and others could physically not support their necks in this supposed vertical posture. So, clearly, the only way for this to have been achieved is a solution so obvious nobody has even thought of it. 

I propose that sauropods held their necks aloft using large bags of lighter than air gas, ballooning from their throats. Seriously there's no other way.
Gonoszfa
The gonoszfa is a terrestrial cephalopod, presumably of octopus descent, that has developed a sessile lifestyle similar to carnivorous plants. Only six of its once eight tentacles remain, and are coated in barbs and an adhesive, sweet-smelling secretion. Once prey has been attracted to the bright colours and sweet scent of the tentacles, ranging from insects to pteranodon-sized animals, the tentacles write around, restraining the prey and drawing it toward the sharp central beak, where a potent poison is administered. Once the unfortunate soul has succumbed to the toxins, the lighting-fast radula shreds it into bite size pieces, which are promptly devoured.

At almost four metres in diameter, it resembles the fernlike plants and photosynthesizing fungi it relies on for camouflage. Few predators are able to harm the gonoszfa, often falling victim to its terrible grasp before they even have a shot at the creature's eyes, one of the only vulnerable spots on the body. Unlike their distant aquatic ancestors, living to an upper estimate of about 6 years, the gonoszfa can live for upwards of 50 years. They reproduce via airborne spermatophores and eggs, similar to dandelion seeds. Juveniles are mobile spider-like animals, with jointed legs, able to move around like a crab or insect, this juvenile stage lasts for about 20 years of their life, often growing no larger than a dog for this time.

The gonoszfa is the last of a once prolific group of terrestrial cephalopods, slowly joining the vertebrates in the fossil record at the hands of Earth's new five-lobed overlords.
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Alienietzsche Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018
Thanks for the faves and watch!
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AntFingers Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! I like the weird almost graffiti-looking style you have.
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Alienietzsche Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018
Haha it always amuses me how people describe my style
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WatcherInThePuddle Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have f o u n d you
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AntFingers Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh y e s 
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ClassyBoogeyman Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude, your works look awesome:D I love the concepts  :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:  You have my watchI am a dummy!    
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AntFingers Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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ClassyBoogeyman Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem at all :happybounce: 
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SpeculativeNebula Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017
Hello! Thank you for the watch!
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AntFingers Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, I also noticed you recently joined the Speculative Evolution forums. Welcome!
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