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Antarctic flightless bats

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Published: August 28, 2012
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"Giant Antarctic goblin" Titanoapteryx aviphaga The largest representative of the "flightless bats". It is a ambushing predator which preys medium-sized land birds.

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TrendormanStudent Traditional Artist
AHH what the...are these things your drawing real!?!??
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Duh... Of course not, they are all fictional ;)
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TrendormanStudent Traditional Artist
Scary as possible
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Monstrel45 Artist
This looks so cool!

I do have some questions about it.

1. How big is it, like 1 meter long or 70 cetimeters?

2. Does it rely on sonar to hunt like most bats? If so it would a very advanced weapon that would allow it to become a top predator. It wouldn't be unrealistic since many animals that evolved on islands or isolated continents away from large ground predators, such as big cats, often gain unique ways of living.

3. Does it still have a light skeleton like its ancestors? Many flightless birds retain it. It would make it very fast but more prone to injury, a realistic weakness in its hunting design (not that its a bad thing creation wise).
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Thanks!
1. It measures up to 1.3 meters. 
2. It uses echolocation to locate prey - this proves to be particularly helpful during the dim polar night. 
3. Of course, their musculoskeletal arrangement is very similar to those of the flying bats, but much more robust and adapted to terrestrial locomotion. 
Kaijukid23's avatar
Arebthey omnivores?
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Plants do not comprise a large part of their diet, like modern bears, but many species regulary feed on vegetable matter (fruits, roots, shoots, etc.). 
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WSnyderHobbyist General Artist
Love this guy. Reminds me of the Future Predator from Primeval, though certainly looks much more plausible.
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Glad you like it! Indeed :D
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WSnyderHobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Why does it still posses the ...ridges ...around the nose they seem less use full in this form....
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Aloodonguy67Student Artist
at least there are eyes!
electreel's avatar
What do you mean? :D
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Aloodonguy67Student Artist
I mean that since it is a microbat, it gets to keep its eyes INSTEAD of developing super sonic hearing!
electreel's avatar
Oh, yeah, I thought that would be much more plausible.
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Aloodonguy67Student Artist
It's super plausible!!!!
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Aloodonguy67Student Artist
Plausible!!!!
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vasixHobbyist Digital Artist
A plausible future predator?
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thomastapirStudent General Artist
Very nice! Looks almost like these guys are heading in a simian direction.
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Thank you! :) Yeah, maybe they will become the future sapients, who knows? :D
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Por curiosidad, que tamaño tiene?
electreel's avatar
No más de 1 metro.
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por cierto has visto los ultimo que he subido al alloceno?
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