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Megaceloxus atlanticus

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Megaceloxus is the first member (late oligocene to early miocene) of an very specialized dragon family which also contain Volatiosuchus, during their evolution they show some refining developements of their body plan for long-distance flight and fishing lifestyle. The neck became shorter but the snout longer and the teeth thinner, the tail became shorter and the keratinous crests larger.

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Because of some new informations and some material I get from colleagues it was necessary to redraw this animal, I also notice some flaws on my first dragons, so I will maybe remake the whole series again with much more effort on accuracy.
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AMAZING ART!!
Increality's avatar
I like these ones with the AO feel
raptorman123's avatar
Is that dragon picking its nose?
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
Yes =D
Because of the many salt they absorb with their food they need to excrete it somehow. Like iguanas from Galapogos they do it throw the nose and this individual tries to remove the salt crust =)
Ramul's avatar
That's the best facepalm I have seen.
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
Haha, so kann man das auch sehn =D
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XenokingEvan's avatar
Does it dive into the water or caches them in the air
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It catches fish from the air =)
TheOneTrueSirCharles's avatar
Awesome coloration mate!
PivotShadow's avatar
Come for the dinosaurs, stay for the dragons.
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
Haha, thanks a lot :lol:
ObsidianSeaHorse's avatar
I fell over snickering when I showed this to my 15 year old brother. He promptly started flailing yelling omg dragons were real?! He he, you know your drawings are good when- LOL
Made my day.
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
Haha :rofl: I would like to see that :lol: I always try to fool kids but when even 15 year old boys believe it... thanks for sharing =D
ObsidianSeaHorse's avatar
With your quality of art you could compile a text book and try to sell it to college level cryptobiology classes LOL
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
I'm working on something similar already ;) [link]
ilTassista's avatar
maybe the most wonderful dragon in this series
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