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Buru

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For a long time even I doubt that the Buru could exist. But than, in 2006, I and two scinetists started a expedition into the swamps of east-india.
After two painfull weeks in the jungle we finally found one specimen of this strange animals.
Some other experts tried to identifie this beast but (amphibian, lungfish, monitor lizard, crocodile)
But we were all surprised to see that the real Buru is a Eerless monitor lizard (a sister taxon of the Varanidae)
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It looks like the aquatic version of the extinct postosuchus. :)
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Here's an idea: the naga (unless you're using this as the inspiration for it), a species of legless lizard, like a slow worm, but bigger, and with a hood like a cobra, except its hood is only used for bluffing.
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Thanks for the suggestion, but the Buru and the kobra are indeed the inspirations for the Naga myth.
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Don't know if you ever read the "Strange forces" book series from the 90s, but one of the protagonists was a Buru who helped children gain mystical powers to fight supernatural threats.
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Never heard, but sounds intersting =)
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Have you ever read The Monstrumoligst, by Rick Yancey? I think you'd like it, based on these pictures.
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
I never herd about it but I will search for it =D
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You'd love it, if these monster species profiles you're making are any indication! Monstrumology: the study of monsters. An interesting concept and a scary series as well!
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Thankfully the there is a german version, I think I will buy it =D
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Excellent! I think you will not be disappointed. Es ist einer meiner Favoriten.
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=)
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AMAZING dicovery!
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Thanks =D
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chillikool12Student General Artist
Your welcome.
By the way, are you narrarating a those"fake" expidition or did you ACTUALLY see one?
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
No, but I like to bring as much details in my work as possible =D
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n n
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Hello there, I joined just to say hi and say how much I love your work. Your dragons and cryptids are incredible, unique, and entirely plausible- I always thought dragons were varanids myself, nice to see someone else thinks the same. I myself would like to work on that sort of stuff in my spare time. When can I visit your Dinosaur Reservation? It looks like too cool to not want to visit it.

On the subject of the Buru it looks perfectly plausible to me, might even be what it actually looks like [Since I have no doubts it existed at one time.] and I always thought it was a varanid. Perhaps you could do the Afa next? It is a creature similar to the Buru, except terrestrial, and it is associated with the legendary Persian Dragon the Ahi [[link] you'll have to scroll down a bit to get the story], which despite being a Eastern dragon it had a terribly aggressive temper. Hmm... maybe you'll end up with a whole line of terrestrial dragon relatives, after all, by your work, varanids are dragons too.

PS: I'm an accomplished writer and have sold copies of my own stories to reasonable acclaim at my school for fundraisers. I have noticed you'd like to write a book on your dragons, and if you need any help- say writing an old naturalist's account or something like that -I'd be more than happy to oblige.

Keep up the extraordinary work!
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WOOOOOW, you joined just to comment my work (if I understand that right =))
Thank you so much =D =D =D :bow: (can't find the right emoticon)
Indeed I planed to do a second species of the Lanthanotidae, unhappily the link don't work, have you maybe other informations?
This sounds intersting =)

I would be very pleased if you could write a text for me. One of my professors had argued that I'm the only source of informations about this animals. He suggested to invent historical sources to "base" my knowledge ;)
Especially a expedition report of an victorian scientist would be nice =D
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You've got it right. As for the Victorian expedition- I think I can do a few more than that. How about ancient Aztec texts on Uxuldraco? Marco Polo's account of Confuciosaurus? The possibilities are potentially endless- at absolute minimum, I could come up with four for you. At absolute max, probably one or two per species.

Focusing on the Ahi, just google "Persian Dragons" and you'll get the same stories that site would have probably given you. It is also mentioned briefly on Wikipedia's page on the Buru [Buru (Cryptozoology)], in any case, it's supposed to be really similar to the Buru expect large enough to take down a horse [The story says "swallow" but that's probably an exaggeration], terrestrial, with longer legs, and a nose horn that splits into two- doesn't say which way though, so there could be some creative wiggle room there. The important thing to remember about the Ahi though is that unlike the Buru or the Confuciosauridae it has a really bad temper, is considered highly dangerous, and is very aggressive.

Hopefully I'll be able to get something to you for Wednesday at the latest.
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Ok =D
that would be awesome.
But the Aztecs have no font, the name of the Uxuldraco coming from Uxul a city of the Maya. The Maya had a font (with a very intersting system) but a archaic grammatic and strange mode of expression.
A report of Marco Polo would be also cool.
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Hmm... well, I probably couldn't do Mayan text and language- that would be a little out of my depth -but I could absolutely do a Spanish conquistador writing down an account of Uxuldraco [Or "Quetzalaoatl" as their worshippers call them] after having a translator talk to a few Aztec prisoners who are terrified that their gods will come and punish them for following a false god [Cortez]- but they never come... This should be really fun to do. Is there anything analogous to a Lindworm in your world? Marco Polo saw those as well.
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Yes that would be a good solution :thumbsup:

I often thought about the lindworm and the mongolian death worm, but I have no concept yet.
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Wicked! That's really well done! :D
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Thanks =)
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