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Acheroraptor

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Here's my rendition of the new Hell Creek velociraptorine dromaeosaur. It's known only from the maxilla and dentary, so I decided to only draw the business end of the animal (that, and I didn't really have the time for a full reconstruction). It's depicted staring at a hispine beetle, of which there is abundance evidence (Johnson et al 2000) from Hell Creek ichnofossils.

The animal has been known from teeth for many years, and was only recently finally given a name, Acheroraptor temertyorum, after the underworld Acheron of Greek mythology (Hell Creek reference and so on). Phylogenetic analysis recovers it as a velociraptorine, the most basal member of the group containing Velociraptor, Adasaurus and Tsaagan.

Photoshop CS4, ~2-3 hours
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grimm7505Student General Artist
cool
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You have successfully made my favourite raptor paleo art ever. This is amazingly well designed . Colouration is beautiful and accurate, the detail in the feathers are amazingly well done. I can almost count each feather. 100 out of 5
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KinkorhynchaHobbyist Digital Artist
The non-lipped version looks ridiculous
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Winter-Alpha-WolfHobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible do you take trades?
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how is it different from Dromaesaurus
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It lived later.
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FeatheredTrexHobbyist General Artist
it is a dromeasaur i think
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This is truly and amazing piece of art! 
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So well done, I want to reach out and pet this fluffy cutie! 
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EvodolkaHobbyist Traditional Artist
i have seen this picture a LOT of times well done on the famous paleoart :D
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AimForrestHobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely picture, I've actually seen this before! It's actually a picture on Wikipedia.
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Icthyodont25Student Traditional Artist
Exactly, she's a pro at the arts.
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AimForrestHobbyist Digital Artist
Cool ^^
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Icthyodont25Student Traditional Artist
Such arts...
Much Emily
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AimForrestHobbyist Digital Artist
Uh-huh...?
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Icthyodont25Student Traditional Artist
Doge must live on :D (Big Grin) 
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AimForrestHobbyist Digital Artist
IN OUR HEARTS HE WILL
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Icthyodont25Student Traditional Artist
Everywhere he will XD
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Icthyodont25Student Traditional Artist
It's a meme
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You wouldn't BELIEVE how famous this already is!!!
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Absolutely amazinngg! There's so much detail, it's incredible!
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PulsariumStudent General Artist
My favorite!
alvaro84's avatar
Reconstructions of prehistoric creatures often look clumsy unrefined prototypes of their modern successors, but this one is a complete, beautiful animal in its own right. So real, so ready to run off the screen!
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