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In an bavarian lagoon, 150 mio years ago, a Cricosaurus suevicus female and it's Babys rest for a moment. It's not known if metriorhynchids were ovipar or already ovivivipar, so I don't show here the act of birth as I formally planed it (sorry for all All Yesterdays fans). I choose this marine crocodile as my first Jurassic Germany subject because these animals are underrated in paleoart and because they show some fascinating adaptation for their habitat. A hypocerk tail, flipper like limbs, sald Glands and no armor.

This is obviously not the original coloration but because the real color lost so much during scanning I colored it, more monochrome, again. The adult is normally dirty yellow with gray blue stripes on it's back.
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amoreira123's avatar
amazing work! this looks so good!
AFVFX's avatar
Great art ! The monochrome colors only adds to the gloomy, primordial vibe of the image, I like it !
bildbauer's avatar
schöner Zeichenstil!
JWArtwork's avatar
This is really beautiful, and I actually like the sepia colour of it. ^^ I hope you will do more metriorhynchids and extinct crocodiles, maybe an idea for a story as you did with the pterodactylus? :)
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar

Thank you  :bow:


My next piece of the Jurassic Germany series will be the Machimosaurus =)

Paleo-reptiles's avatar
Gorgosaurus....what is your opinion about this Picture????…
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
Beside the feet of the Gorgosaurus it's very nice =)
King-Edmarka's avatar
Very very nice! Metriorhynchids really don't get the artistic attention they should. They're always overshadowed by mosasaurs and pliosaurs. Dakosaurus could certainly use some love too! Again, very beautiful Cricosaurus :)
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar

Thank you =)

Dacosaurus or Geosaurus gigantea will maybe get some love from me too ;)

VigorousNebulaDragon's avatar
Neat details, love it.
cryptocardia's avatar
So much love for this one ^-^
BirdGVee's avatar
Amazing creature once more. :bow:
Ladymedusa218's avatar
I LOVE THIS! would make an awesome sculpture piece!
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
Thank you very much :lol:
Capt-Jack-Stifler's avatar
You need to offer this for sale as a print, so I can buy one....
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