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Pleistocene American Fauna WIP
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Published: May 15, 2007
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***IMPORTANT*** The poster is currently shelved, no work will continue at this time. What's here is available to print for anyone curious. The project was ambitious for a hobbyist such as myself, but the biggest reason I stopped was my standards for restorations increased as my understanding of anatomy developed. A restoration of a species might have taken me a day or two when I began this project, now it takes me weeks to finish just one species. For better or worse that is where my skills have now been focused, quality over quantity ***

This poster will take ages to finish, but it will document every species of megafauna from North America 13,000 years ago in full 300 dpi detail. -- please view full size, but keep in mind, even at full size it is only a fraction of the true posters resolution (5,000 x 2000 .... vs 27,000 x 10,800)

poster size 7.5' x 3'

The lower left bracket is a glaciation chart, and habitat chart that shows how the continent 13,000 years ago, compares to the continent today.

The middle two brackets (empty right now) will contain a large text summary, and a timeline that puts 13,000 years ago into a "recent" looking perspective

The lower right bracket needs revamped into a more coherent design, but it will basically show how each species falls into the classification tree.

The top will show a high resolution profile picture of all the animals, and they will be grouped appropriately with their related familes via sectioned boxes, and color coordinated tags. The animals will be shown from largest to smallest or visa versa for compositional purposes, and their height and weights will be displayed, along with habitat symbols to show what environment the animals would generally be found in.

Someday it will be finished..... it's taking a long time though

*update... poster is slightly larger, some generic horse templates were added just to fill in some empty space, Florida cave bear added, a few other things have been shifted around with the carnivores, a few random animals were added all around the poster, and the Teratorn/Condor family problem was fixed.
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zalcman's avatar
Gorgeous, grandiose!!!! in one word is great
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TheBatmeme368|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The text for Arctodus simus is located by Ursus maritimus, the text for Ursus maritimus by Arctodus pristinus, and the text for Arctodus pristinus by Arctodus simus.
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The mass extinction event that happened in North America during the late Pleistocene was the worst mass extinction event to have ever happened in North America's history and one of the worst mass extinction events that has happened in earth's history 

Thousands of species of animals driven into complete extinction 

Lions, Saber-Tooth Cats, Cheetahs, Jaguars, Dholes, Dire Wolves, Mastodon, Mammoths, Ground Sloths, Glyptodonts, Anteaters, Monkeys, Capybaras, Giant Beavers, Hyenas, Parrots, Parakeets, Teratorns, Phorusrhacids, Rhinos, Llamas, Camels, Short-Faced Bears, Panda Bears, Giraffes, Ostriches, Rhea, Electric Eels, Bison, Zebra, River Dolphins 

All once a part of the grand Serengeti of Kentucky 

Wiped off the face of the world 

Gone forever 

North America is now just a lifeless husk compared to it's former glory 
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CartoonBenEdited |Student Digital Artist
Pearl Emote 43  I would be happy to see you finish it all together too. I really love the way you designed the animals and the whole map and habitat pictures, putting them together into one. It's like looking at a big digital encyclopedia or an advanced computer for time period analysis inside a time machine (something I expect from an educational animated TV series like PBS's Wild Kratts). :D (Big Grin)  Very inspiring without a doubt. In fact, I think you should try something like this with dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals that lived before them (like trilobytes and dimetrodon), after them (like the Cenozoic Mammals in your picture), or among them (like earlier prehistoric mammals, primitive birds, or even pterosaurs).
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Wesdaaman|Student General Artist
Still a work in progress?
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AnonymousLlama428|Hobbyist General Artist
Y U NO HAV KAYVE LAYANZ
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grisador's avatar
Amazing work here


Wait ! Where's Titanis ?
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MrSleepybear's avatar
Someday I'm just going to open up a Pleistocene Residing Reserves.
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TheMorlock|Student General Artist
So, the grey wolf and dire wolf are essentially the same size?
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WDGHK|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes the latter is only bulkier,and his reputation as a giant wolf is a myth.
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TheMorlock|Student General Artist
Like the neandertal of wolves.
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MorTalWawmbaht|Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty much. The difference is Dire wolves are built more stocky.
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TheMorlock|Student General Artist
I see. Like the neandertal of wolves.
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MorTalWawmbaht|Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly!
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AnonymousLlama428|Hobbyist General Artist
Who's the shaggy-haired camel?
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AnonymousLlama428|Hobbyist General Artist
Who's the furry camelid?
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UltimateSpideyFan's avatar
I wanna see a finished version of this
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MrSleepybear's avatar
Can you eventually add peccaries, saga antelope and Pronghorn? And/or the xenarthas? Please, I know you must be pretty busy, so it doesn't really matter, though.
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nasateen13's avatar
download link?
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DinoBirdMan|Student Artist
Awesome!!:D
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Wonamb's avatar
wow so many camels! I only know of 3.... interesting! I love this project, and would love to see it completed.
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Battleferrets|Hobbyist Digital Artist
The polar bear and the short-faced bear are listed with each other's names, just fyi
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Feh-ji-no's avatar
I will totally buy! I don't think I've ever said that about anything before on this site. 

If you ever finish it, it would be so awesome! Thanks!
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