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Desert bird gets wet

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For our next "All Yesterdays" piece I take a trip to the ancient pacific ocean. Here, beside the rest of the population, some alvarezsaurs developed a new live style.
They become waders, which feed, thanks to their kinetic skulls, on small crabs, worms, insects or dead ammonites. During the low tide they populate the beaches and the watt, searching for signs of prey in the ground or the shallow water. Here a Shuvuuia deserti (the desert bird) is looking for food in the mud.


I was absolutely bored by all these alvarezsaurids pictured in dry open landscapes in search for termits. There are some more interesting possibilities of behavior and appearance. Even during the cretaceous there was watt, and I would be surprised if no dinosaur take advantage of this habitat (especially when we remember that, because of the nearer moon, the tides must have been more pronounced)
Another great idea was this one: [link]
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9WeegeeHobbyist General Artist
I love the Watt of the Cretaceous
archeoraptor38's avatar
a roadruner liked shuvia is also posible
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Indeed, but because such concepts are allready so common I want to show something different =)
diceratops's avatar
Is the colour sceem from a plover???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Yep :nod:
Teratophoneus's avatar
schöne idee ,mal was ganz neues für alvarezsaurier. Die Farbgebung gefällt mir besondrs gut :)
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Danke =)
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Ich glaube, dass fast alle Shuvuuia-Bilder das Tier in den Weiten einer Wüste darstellen, liegt daran, dass das Fossil in einer Formation gefunden wurde, die auf ein sehr trockenes Klima schließen lässt ;) :P


Aber die Idee finde ich trotzdem super, hab das Tier auf dem Thumbnail von einem Sandregenpfeifer nicht unterscheiden können :thumbsup:
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Ja, die meisten Alvarezsaurier sind aus trockenen Gebieten bekannt aber wir kennen gerade einmal eine handvoll Arten also kann man sich noch auf einige Überraschungen gefasst machen ;)
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CodyVBurkettHobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the plover-style pattern. Looks snazzy on an alvarezsaurid.
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Thank you =
Zinnorokkrah's avatar
Brilliant concept!
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Thanks =D
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babbletrishProfessional Traditional Artist
Fantastic! Love the color scheme!
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Thanks =D
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pilsatorHobbyist Traditional Artist
All hail to Shuvuuia hiaticula!
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Haha :rofl: das passt =)
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herofan135Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are so awesome, did you know that?
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Maybe, but I try to forget that, the consequences would be unpredictable, in the best case I would become a G. S. Paul stereotype who wants the throne of Paleoart, in the worst case I begin to study genetics to create some of the creatures I invite here...
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herofan135Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha, better not let fame get to your head then. ;P
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
That's my point =D
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exo-bioHobbyist General Artist
Cute! I love the markings you choose for your dinosaur interpretations.
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Thanks :bow:
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Ornitholestes1Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Semipalmated or Common Ringed Plover?
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