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Atopodentatus by NTamura Atopodentatus by NTamura
Not that weird after all but still pretty weird...
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:iconplumpig:
Plumpig Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We mostly think these animals were weird because we're not used to seeing them and because they differ much from our current fauna. But they were as adapted to their environment as our current animals are I guess.
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HUBLERDON Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very weird!
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CyberCorn-Entropic Featured By Owner May 14, 2016
Those jaws remind me of a clamp.  I guess that would make Atopodentatus a sea-clamp.
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Ryivhnn Featured By Owner May 9, 2016   Digital Artist
It's a...hammerhead duck? XD Looks like it could be a platypus ancestor.
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner May 26, 2016
Not at all... but there is a thing called convergent evolution...
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:iconmagnolia667:
Magnolia667 Featured By Owner May 18, 2016
Atopodentatus wasn't a synapsid though.
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Arcovenator Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
Awesome work!
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
Thanks!
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:iconponchofirewalker01:
PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Ducky?
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Couac?
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:iconponchofirewalker01:
PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Couac?

It kinda reminded me of Ducky from Land Before Time XD
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
Really?
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:iconponchofirewalker01:
PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
In some aspects, yeah :)
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:iconadalack:
Adalack Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
This is one odd animal; when did this species live?
I'm interested- very interested. I've always loved natural history, so this is right up my alley!
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Middle Triassic period...
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:iconrickraptor105:
RickRaptor105 Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Middle Triassic China.
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Nevert013 Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
reminds me of Nigersaurus

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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
True...
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooooooowwwwwwwhhhh daaamn.... :( seeing this makes me kinda sad XD one less freaky lizard it seems... not that this snout isn't freaky. it is... just not nearly as freaky as the original reconstruictions would have you believe... :D

on the other hand, i am quite happy i've resisted the original urge to make an origami version of this animal, now i can at least portray it accurately :D
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
:D Yeah it was too weird to be true...
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah...
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Leopold002 Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing!
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Thanks
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King-Edmarka Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's interesting;  Atopodentatus ended up being more like an aquatic Nigersaurus equivalent.  I had a feeling the initial interpretation of it's jaws were too strange to be true.  Either way, it's still an odd animal.  Nice job on it!  
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Yes, the initial interpretation was so mindbogglingly strange that it was hard to believe... :)
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Ursumeles Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Great!
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Thanks!
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