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Tyrants of the south

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Before they were overthrown by the wyvernidae which came from the north, lophoraptorids were extremly successful. During the early miocene they were still in conflict with the terror birds, species like Kelenken and Phorusracos stood at the front of an evolutionary battle (that would be a very interesting theme for the show "Mega Beasts" ;)) but at the end of the Miocene only big crocodiles like Purussaurus were a danger for adult dragons. Here you see the biggest species of all time. Terrorlophosaurus (4 m), Palalophoraptor (4,6 m) and Boroepula (5,2 m)
Above this you can see a small portrait series of Ascialophoraptor, a relative of Terrorlophosaurus but somewhat smaller.
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Teratophoneus's avatar
jaaa, mehr lophoraptoriden :D
Boroepula sieht cool aus, wirs du ihn auch noch "in farbe" darstellen?

Und die kleine portraitserie hat mir jetzt nochmal den nötigen anreiz gegebne es noch mal mit ascialophoraptor zu probieren, das einzige was mir fehlt ist ne coole pose, hatte eigentlich an eine 3d perspektive gedacht wie bei meinem neuen t rex oder eobrontosaurus aber drachenflügel von vorne zusammengefaltet darzustellen ist dann doch schwieriger als ich dachte....
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
Ja das stimmt, ich hab auch noch keine optimale Lösung dafür gefunden, wahrscheinlich muss ich mir demnächst mal ein kleines modell für solche Zwecke basteln =D

Boroepula kommt wahrscheinlich auch in Farbe :nod:
Bestiarius's avatar
Ach, und Sebeciden?;)
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
Ja, die teilweise auch, danke fürs erinnern =D
herofan135's avatar
So wicked, love your dragons! :wow:
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Krookodile0553's avatar
How exactly did your Drakes transition from the Bat/Pterosaur body-style to the Avian-like one? Thinking of doing a form of Dragon biology using my art style....
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
Well, pictures tell more than words:
Here the most primitive dragon which is known:
[link]
A near relative:
[link]
And a very modern species:
[link]

The ability to walk on both, four or two legs is very common in dragons, but some like the lophoraptorids mostly walk on two legs, others like Confuciosaurs walk mostly on four.
Krookodile0553's avatar
Ahh... So your Drakes have interchangeable locomotion. Anyways... For my version of Drakes, they're a basal Superfamily of Pterosaurs.
Zinnorokkrah's avatar
Formidable as always- and yes, this would make a good "Mega Beasts" episode. I'd love to see them making a facsimile of your dragons' venom and testing it :P I assume you're saying that the reason Argentavius went extinct was because of these guys? In any case- the first two prehistoric Lophoraptorids I recognize, but not the third. Will we be seeing something of Boroepula sometime soon? He looks pretty big- is this the Lophoraptorids answer to Confusciosaurus, Dsiangsaurus and Hamignathus?
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
There is only one other drawing of Boroepula imperator yet: [link]
Maybe there will be more, but I don't know yet ;)
It's indeed the king of the lophoraptorids and was one of the last bigger species.
Zinnorokkrah's avatar
Ah, good to know :) Knew I'd seen it somewhere before.
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