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Gryllicaris by salpfish1 Gryllicaris by salpfish1
Gryllicaris, descended from small Silurian anomalocarids, is a common Senlem predator. It uses its feeding appendages to skewer small animals, mostly land orthocones and anomalocarids. They now only have 6 legs, which have developed many joints for walking. Each of these legs have sensory bristles coming out of their joints, as their eyes are not sensitive enough to see much in the dim light of luminous fungi. All of the other legs, which disappeared as fins, form an internal skeleton which is much like a rib cage. The jaw parts are not like those of primitive anomalocarids, as they now open vertically with only 2 jaw parts.
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NocturnalSea Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha! I'm jealous that you thought of a terrestrial anomalocarid before I did :D

Amazing work. I love that it has evolved to resemble a cricket- or maybe a spider? 
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salpfish1 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!:D (Big Grin) 
Gryllicaris means "cricket shrimp".
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doublejota Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Student General Artist
Beauty :) legs descend from the lobules to swim?
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salpfish1 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!:) (Smile) 
Yes.
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bubblekirby Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016
I love this! 
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salpfish1 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!:D (Big Grin) 
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inkdoodler Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
Walking anomalocarids? Well now I've seen everything.
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salpfish1 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:D (Big Grin) 
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TheDerpasaur Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That leg-rib thing is really unique!
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salpfish1 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!:D (Big Grin) 
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TheDerpasaur Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problemo!
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InkGink Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly an amazing piece.

That new method you have for outlining/coloring pictures is amazing, by the way.
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salpfish1 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!:D (Big Grin) 
I have decided to use only this technique now, so you'll be seeing lots! :) (Smile) 
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InkGink Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! Looking forward to it!
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TrilobiteCannibal Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesomeness :D
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salpfish1 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!:D (Big Grin) 
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TrilobiteCannibal Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
probably the first terrestrial anomalocarid I've seen :)
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