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Gallery Folders

Don't Move by Julio-Lacerda
Predator(Megantereon) by Leogon
Morning yawn by BrokenMachine86
Edaphosaurus by Olorotitan
Behind the Clouds by RajaHarimau98
Sinokannemeyeria: update by Xiphactinus
Sinokannemeyeria yingchiaoensis by Xiphactinus
Ennatosaurus tecton WIP by Olorotitan
Non-sphenacodontian eupelycosaurians
Edaphosaurus by Olorotitan
Ophiacodons by tuomaskoivurinne
USA Permian by Vitor-Silva
Pelycosaurs by T-PEKC
Non-therapsidan sphenacodontians
Dimetrodon milleri by DiBgd
Texan Mama by keesey
Dimetrodon by Kazanlak10
USA Permian by Vitor-Silva
Non-mammalian therapsids
Rubidgea atrox by Viergacht
Early Triassic, South Africa by Xiphactinus
Nothogomphodon danilovi by DiBgd
Paleo Brasil - Dinodontosaurus by Vitor-Silva
Non-hominid mammals
Welcome to Artazu VIII by Carlosdino
Woolly rhino by Carlosdino
Some sketches... by Zimices
Volaticotherium antiquum by Gardi89
Homo naledi by Arsdragon
Paranthropus boisei by WSnyder
Sahelanthropus tchadensis by WSnyder
Predation On Hominins II by WSnyder



Group Info

The Origin of Mammals is a group for artists of prehistoric Mammals and their ancestors, the Synapsids.
This group stands for scientific accurate and proper artwork.
Founded 11 Years ago
Jul 26, 2010


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The Origin of Mammals group is for artists of prehistoric and extinct mammals as well es their ancestors, the Synapsids.

This group shall show the best and the scientific most accurate artworks of our extinct next relatives.
Feel free to join, everybody is welcome. But submissions will be hardly reviewed, so don't feel bad if your work hasn't fulfilled the regulations.

If there is any problem with joining or submitting, please send me a note. Administrating groups in deviantArt is a very confusing work.

Please read the
Rules & Regulations
Hello synapsid enthusiasts!

You may have noticed that I went quite lazy with the member submissions. I want you to note, that I'll try to check in more regularly in the future again (the expire date of submissions has been changed up to 1 month).

Also there are a few other changes in the group. I noticed that many were confused by the group's folders, especially "skeletals" and "other mammals". That's why I replaced all former folders with scientifically more up-to-date and hopefully more comprehensible ones.
The new folders are

This one hasn't changed. It still showcases the best of the best. Members are not permitted to submit directly into this folder.

All synapsids that do not belong to Eupelycosauria.

Non-sphenacodontian eupelycosaurians
All eupelycosaurians that do not belong to Sphenacodontia.

Non-therapsidan sphenacodontians
All sphenacodontians that do not belong to Therapsida.

Non-mammalian therapsids
All therapsids that do not belong to Mammalia.

Non-hominid mammals
All mammals that do not belong to Hominidae.

All hominids.

If you have any improvement suggestions, just comment below.
Please take care to submit into the right folder. I'll not accept artwork submitted to the wrong folder in the future.
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azadraws Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
hey there, to anyone who is interested in extinct animals, there is currently a kickstarter project about a card deck full of cool extinct critters! check it out here: +fav… +fav 
RavePaleoArt Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I submitted a deviation Nov 09. Is it possible t have a look at it to see if it can be accepted. Thanks so much!
ryu238 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Can you tell what the problem is here?…
yoult Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
The statement isn't actually wrong, but the conclusion is silly. We will never find 100% of all fossil species.
Dinopithecus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017
I know this is an old comment, but after looking at that comic strip I'm not even sure what point they're trying to get at.
ryu238 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
That is true...and really it's the super rare fossils that matter. Not only that but they show transition between different tax, an by finding the age of the strata they are found in, we can find out when they live and consistently determine that certain species didn't live in certain ages.
AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
And suddenly this means allele frequencies in biological populations don't change across successive generations, and an observable aspect of population genetics suddenly no longer happens.
Zimices Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Hi, the submissions are working currently? or my last works don't qualify here? :?
yoult Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Please resubmit. I'm currently short of time so it can happen that submissions expire.
Zimices Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist
Ok, done.
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