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Crommus rex
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Published: May 28, 2018
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Crommus rex AN.

C. rex is the biggest flying creature in the skies of ANU. Also, one of the most dangerous predators. Eating anything its mouth can chew. C. rex lives in pairs on the saprophytic savannas of the Abzu Belt, where they spend most of the time laying on the ground, resting. While they can eat anything in their way, when the hunting begins, their primary prey are the Brachiocornibus immanis: after finding a group of them and selecting a prey (usually de old and sick), they do a flyby that can last for hours, piercing the target with their 'tongues' until they kill it. After the hunt, they usually stay in the spot consuming the prey until is over, waiting for a few days before starting another hunting cycle.


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buried-legacy's avatar
What a interesting creature.
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Thank you!
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This kind of creature is one of my favorites! Something like flying wales.

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Glad you like it!  ^^
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lovely creature (no sarcasm intended)
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Thanks dude! :D
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DragonthundersHobbyist Artist
Oh wow, when I thought that the only flying creatures were going to be graceful and thin :D
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Surprise!
hahaha, most are though   :D
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This design is absolutely fantastic! I am in love with that head design... it looks rather different from what we have seen from Anu so far but yet it fits in perfectly. There’s this sense of power and strength to the design that’s pretty astonishing. I can only imagine what it would be like to see one of those magnificent beast fly overhead 
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Thanks dude! I'm glad you like it!
Every 'land' creature of ANU shown until now (phylum Piocorporea) has a five part jaw. The thing is, they're not as visually obvious as this one.  :D
You wouldn't last long after seeing one flying close to you, trust me  =P (Razz) 

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You are most welcome! :D
Oh alright... I didn’t even notice. But yeah, I reckon it’s because it’s a lot more noticeable here and because the setup looks more familiar by Terran standards... almost dinosaur-esque in a way. 
Well... that’s going out in style, if you ask me iOS Tears Of Joy Emoji Button (3/???) 

Ps. there’s a also a nice bit of parallel thinking as my earliest designs for Auroran predators actually had a very similar tongue to this for hunting. It’s really fascinating how different minds can come up with similar solutions and designs... Maybe we are all just hard-wired to think of similar things 
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hahaha, right!
That happens often with a lot of folks! If I can put in myself a bit of art credit, Great minds think alike   :D
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Yeah, it’s really quite fascinating how that happens sometimes...
But it looks a lot better on your design so I’m happy I did not use it and risk making you scrap the idea
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 Never worry about that mate, always do as you wish. Two versions of a thing is better than one      :D
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That is very true of course...
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splendid...and I bet these were a big hit in the stuffed animal category - little kids all would want one, thus funding more missions to Anu.

great work!
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Thank you very much! The kids sure love it    :D
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Love the spider-like eyes
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Thank you!  :spiderla: 
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PeteriDishHobbyist General Artist
very cool anatomy for the mouth!
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Thanks my dude!     :D
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TeejxamanbinnojolHobbyist Traditional Artist
Those wings do not look aerodynamically feasible, does the creature flap them like an insect?
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For Earth, yes. Since the atmosphere of the planet is fairily more dense, the gravity only 21% of ours, and the internal anatomy of the creatures body is evolved to be light, the evolution path took it to a more gliding/swimming approach    :)
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