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Lagosuchus
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Published: January 7, 2016
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A rabbit-crocodile noshes on an unwary lizard on a bed of clubmoss. I've always had a real fondness for these little archosaurs--how can you not? They bounce! I've restored it with a pelt of spiky protofeathers, which is entirely speculative and may very well be wrong. But I'm sort of tickled by the idea of spiky little stem-dinosaurs bristling like hedgehogs. And there seem to be some integument experiments happening around the base of the dinosaur/pterosaur line, so it's not totally out of the question.


I also realized as I was sketching this that there's something a bit Hallet about the pencil work. I didn't really intend that, but there you go.  
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Tarturus's avatar
Tarturus|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice depiction. Lagosuchus was a pretty interesting creature.
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Ashere's avatar
Ashere|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Criminally underappreciated, I've always thought.
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CeratopsiaEdited |Student General Artist
This seems very plausible for little Lagosuchus. Nice work! Clap  

The coloring is really cool too!
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AnonymousLlama428's avatar
AnonymousLlama428|Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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DinoGirl121's avatar
OooooooOOo love the coloring!
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TheAsianGuyLOL|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome coloring :). Love the green color.
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Viergacht|Professional General Artist
Nice! I don't see many Lagosuchus pics.
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HUBLERDON|Hobbyist General Artist
Fascinating.....weird proto-saurs like these are always fascinating to research!

I wonder if someone could reconstruct this guy like a rabbit or hedgehog, with an extra layer of fluff...
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Ashere|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought about it! I ultimately decided to try and preserve the weaselly legginess, but who knows? Someone should take a crack at it. :)
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Toarcian|Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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pilsator|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! I also like the somewhat quill-like integument you gave it. Basal dinosauromorphs looks so weird. Like being halfway between a visibly "lizard-like" archosauromorph and a classic Coelophysis-grade theropod.
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Ashere|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To me they really don't look all that lizardy, either--they've got such strange proportions! It would be something to see them bounding around on the forest floor. 
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pilsator|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd wonder what that would look like to. Even more so when it comes to Scleromochlus.
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Ashere|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now there's a critter I should take a swing at. 
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COMPSOLESTES's avatar
Awesome!!!!!!:) (Smile) 
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Helixdude|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What an adorable precursor of the future rulers of Earth.
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