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Emodraco crudelis

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Emodraco (chinese, Èmó= demon) is a primitive Confuciosaurid from the Linxia basin (late Miocene layers), the same region where Dryonychus was found. It's known by four fragmentary skeletons, all from the same site. Luckily some paleontologists were present when the remains were found because many bones and teeth are still in use in the chinese medicine and the the black market flourishes.
Different to the modern species, this animal was more adapted to hunt small terrestrial animals instead of fish. The large teeth were curved and had many denticles.
The legs were short so it was suggested that it may hunt rhinos in packs (Chilotherium, Sinotherium etc.)
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Zgerken's avatar
We've found flying piranhas!
vasix's avatar
Ah, I thought it was kinda funny that it should be Emodraco, as in..."emo" dragons, for 'gothic' dragons, like you know, dragons wearing piercings and lipsticks and whatnot :XD:....just joking.....And so, according to this, the bones of these dragons have been used in traditional Chinese medicine, right? Interesting that there's no connection with dinosaur bones in medicine, and that you're putting actual 'Dragon Bones' into the picture :)
BTW, my aunt came from Canada, and yesterday I GOT "DINOSAUR ART"!!!!!!!! :iconwootplz:
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
I know, I was tempted to make him black with many spikes =D

There is a connection with dinosaur bones which are much more often used for medicine than real dragon bones.

Yeah!!! :lol: I hope you have fun with the book =)
vasix's avatar
OH I HAD PLENTY OF FUUUUUN!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :D :D
vasix's avatar
That's how I feel :)
mattsandwik's avatar
Seems a little small to be hunting rhinos
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
even small dragons are venomous ;)
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bear48's avatar
very nice work
RedPanda7's avatar
I love the pattern on its wings
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Teratophoneus's avatar
Echt cool wie du die halbdurchsichtigen Flügel dargestellt hast. :)
TheArchosaurQueen's avatar
Death to Chinese medicine I say :pissed:!

Awesome design though.
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
superstition is still a big problem :nod:
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