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Hyena Bear, Nandi Bear or Agriotherium? by HodariNundu Hyena Bear, Nandi Bear or Agriotherium? by HodariNundu
¿O quiza todos ellos? :B Otro doodle hecho durante clase. Si, el aspecto feo y sarnoso es a proposito. Al Agriotherium, un oso prehistorico enorme que habitó gran parte del mundo, incluida Africa, a veces se le llama "oso-hiena" debido a sus proporciones y a sus poderosas mandibulas trituradoras. Un estudio reciente sugiere que el Agriotherium (que era mas carnivoro que los osos modernos) tenía la mordedura mas poderosa de cualquier mamifero depredador terrestre conocido.
Considerando además la longitud de sus extremidades, es muy probable que haya sido mas rapido que sus parientes modernos.

Or maybe all of them? :B Another doodle made during class. Yes, the ugly, mangy appearance is intentional. Agriotherium, a giant prehistoric bear that was very widespread and even found in Africa, is sometimes called "hyena-bear" due to its proportions and its powerful, bone-crushing jaws. A recent study suggested that Agriotherium had a stronger bite force than any other known land-dwelling carnivorous mammal.
If we consider its long limbs, it is very likely that it could also run faster than modern day bears.
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Tigon1Monster Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016
Cryptid Alert!
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Mutt-de-Wolf Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oddly cute
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WDGHK Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Nandi bear is of course just an African myth, although its surprising how many cryptids bear a striking resemblance to extinct animals. 
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acepredator Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Proof of anomalies?
JK
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Bestiarius Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Nice drawing. I hypothesized about a connection between the Nandi-Bear and Agriotherium africanum already more than a decade ago. Some years ago I made also two paintings of the Nandi-Bear which are at least to some degree inspired by the bear-ID:

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I have to add of course, I do not really believe in the existence of the Nandi Bear, but it is still one of my favourite cryptids, as it is a true man-eating monster, but still within the realms of (theoretical) possibilty.
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014   General Artist
It's been said to be Agriotherium for a long while, I read about it in a book :B

Thanks btw!
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Bestiarius Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
I have never ever seen any link between the Nandi bear and the African Agriotherium species in a book, only the usual connections with Atlas bears (which make no sense).
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014   General Artist
Guess you haven´t read the right books. :B Mine mentions Agriotherium, giant hyenas and calicotheres as candidates.
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Bestiarius Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
The usual IDs like chalicotheres, giant hyenas or giant baboons (like Theropithecus brumpti) are quite common even in older books, but as I said, I have read about the connection with Agriotherium. Can you tell me in which book this was?
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014   General Artist
A Mexican book on criptozoology, I don´t remember the name. I'll try to find it
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Bestiarius Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Thanks. I think it was around 11 or 12 years ago when I made this connection, at this time there was nowhere in the whole interet anything similar, so I´m just curious.
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014   General Artist
Ah, there's the thing, not everything's on the internet :B
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Let's just call it big bad braineater! :D


Maybe it is the origin of the cryptid, who knows?

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ucumari Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
me pregunto si habra sido posible adiestrarlo para hacer trucos de circo
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The-Real-Kentobu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The Nandi Bear. Just another reason that a vacation to Africa is actually a terrible idea.
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TarbosaurusBatar Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always wondered if there was an African bear. =) great drawing.
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Martiitram Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Brown bears used to live in Africa too , but only in the Atlas mountains.
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student Artist
The giant prehistoric bear has reached Africa, man.
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ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so what the Nandi Bear evolved from!!<br / />
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Evenape Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The Nandi bear anomaly solved, I think :D
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome! Possibly the ancestor of the Nandi bear.
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tigris115 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
I think there were sightings of bears in East Africa.
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013   General Artist
yes, the Nandi bear :B
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King-Edmarka Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Its certainly a beast to be reckoned with! Not quite as large as the Short-faced bear, but close to it right?
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013   General Artist
Yeah, some species were really, really big :B
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King-Edmarka Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Apparently able to prey on bovids and rhinos. Nice. :D
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
holy shit! D: rhinos? D:
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King-Edmarka Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Apparently! In fact, it probably rivaled them in weight! :D
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
D:
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Some say, they prey on human brains...

As a bear with hyena lifestyle, it could be possible, with bone (or in this case skull) crushing teeth...

And brains are full of nutrients and fat!

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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
D:
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