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sunbathing Deinocheirus

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Hi, if you see this, note that the picture of the creature you are looking at was just based on a rough description, is full of flaws and gives you not really a good insight in the weirdness which the new fossil material of this animal suggests!!!

Another quick drawing/painting, without references, so it's definately more Paleoart than Paleontography.
At first I thought this is a very late April fool, but well the best stories are written by nature, right? =D

Beside the new design it's also another picture for my sunbathing nonavian dinosaur series: hyrotrioskjan.deviantart.com/a…
the small guys under the Deinocheirus are Shuvuuia derserti



p.s. would you mind if I call this animal now Struthiocamelus the ostrich cammel (not Struthio camelus, the african ostrich) ;)
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Wyatt-Andrews-ArtHobbyist General Artist
lol I only had learned about this when the article was posted a year later.
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Oh, don't look at this, this was produced before the skeletal remains were published!
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Kay
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cool! i did a speech on these awesome guys after i saw them on the news!
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
=D
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Question is it using the fin to help sun bake
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We don't know, and it was maybe a hump not a sail =)
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Like camels it would make since given the fact they lived in similar environments both may have had similar lifestyles as well a distance traveling herbivore needing fat and nutrion reserves
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Actually the environment was more like the Okavango Delta... how I figured out later.
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I heard that it was a mix of marshy and desert perhaps I'm wrong
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Well, maybe not whole Mongolia and not always during the cretaceous, but the Nemegt-Formation was: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nemegt_F…
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I find it odd how almost everybody who isn't educated in paleontology thinks everywhere in the past was an ice age or a jungle, seasons change and climates differ
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Indeed, such stereotypes are very common :nod:
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Dude I saw this in an article describing the new find that's so cool
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It's already outdated but thanks =D
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It's like the platapus of dinosaurs
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:nod:
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Huh learn something new everyday I myself am having trouble illustrating environments and back grounds
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I had problems too for a long time, but especially because of my GDM and the Jurassic Germany Project I learned alot, my only advise can be: look at photos and practice, practice... and practice =)
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Thanks bro that really helps I appreciate it
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Cute, my quails do that when they sun bake too :D
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That must be so cute :la:
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It's adorableLa la la la 
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