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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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:iconburied-legacy:
buried-legacy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018
What a interesting creature.
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2019   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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buried-legacy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019
Your welcome
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Amplion Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2018
This kind of creature is one of my favorites! Something like flying wales.

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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2018   Digital Artist
Glad you like it!  ^^
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Talon0550 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018
lovely creature (no sarcasm intended)
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks dude! :D
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:icondragonthunders:
Dragonthunders Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Oh wow, when I thought that the only flying creatures were going to be graceful and thin :D
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018   Digital Artist
Surprise!
hahaha, most are though   :D
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juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018
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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Sanrou Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018   Digital Artist
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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:iconjuniorwoodchuck:
juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018
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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Sanrou Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018   Digital Artist
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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juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018
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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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018   Digital Artist
 Never worry about that mate, always do as you wish. Two versions of a thing is better than one      :D
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:iconjuniorwoodchuck:
juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018
That is very true of course...
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Rodlox Featured By Owner May 31, 2018
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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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! The kids sure love it    :D
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:iconsabeda:
Sabeda Featured By Owner May 29, 2018
Love the spider-like eyes
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner May 30, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you!  :spiderla: 
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool anatomy for the mouth!
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner May 30, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks my dude!     :D
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Teejxamanbinnojol Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those wings do not look aerodynamically feasible, does the creature flap them like an insect?
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Sanrou Featured By Owner May 30, 2018   Digital Artist
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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Teejxamanbinnojol Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fascinating! So the ecosystem is like an ocean above land.
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Sanrou Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018   Digital Artist
Not quite. The high temperatures, strong wind currents and a low gravity don't let the atmospheric particles "glue" that well (the planet at its current form is in a perpetual greenhouse effect). If ANU was a bit more cold, problaby it would be that ocean above land   :D
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DimaSkrin Featured By Owner May 29, 2018
Wow...
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner May 30, 2018   Digital Artist
:o (Eek) 
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tui0r Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is the human figure supposed to be a normal human being or the statute "David of Michelangelo"?😅
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner May 30, 2018   Digital Artist
A real human being making a David's impression  :D (Big Grin) 
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:icontui0r:
tui0r Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahahah ok! So the human figure soze is about the usual 1,75 meters/ 6ft, right?
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner May 30, 2018   Digital Artist
Exactly   :)
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tui0r Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Statue*
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner May 29, 2018
Agghhh, so good! A lovely mega space noodle <3
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner May 30, 2018   Digital Artist
Hahaha! Kind of  :D
Thanks!
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:iconivoryaamon23:
IvoryAamon23 Featured By Owner May 28, 2018
Whooooaa that’s so cool!!
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner May 30, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks!  :D
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:iconalienietzsche:
Alienietzsche Featured By Owner May 28, 2018
Adorable :p
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner May 30, 2018   Digital Artist
Right?   :)
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SetaceousCetacean Featured By Owner May 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your world, and your art is superb!  This is easily one of the best xenobiology projects I have ever seen.  The C. Rex in particular catches my fancy, and it vaguely reminds me of a commercial jet, especially the head.

Hope you don’t mind me asking, but how dense is Anu’s atmosphere?  
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner May 30, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you very much mate, for the watch as well. And welcome to DA!   :D
While I didn't put much thought in the specifics of it, I pictured about 30 and something at Lake Maria's level    :)
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PortentosaMan Featured By Owner May 28, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
This is awesome as always!!!! 
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner May 30, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks dude!   I am a dummy! 
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:iconryan-bowers:
Ryan-Bowers Featured By Owner May 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Really fantastic work here your attention to detail is impeccable, I cannot wait to see more
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner May 30, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks my friend! I'm glad you like it  :D
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Absurdpotato Featured By Owner May 28, 2018  Hobbyist
That's a lot of jaws
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner May 30, 2018   Digital Artist
Yep  :)
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KaprosuchusDragon Featured By Owner May 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow looks like an flying alien pliosaur
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner May 30, 2018   Digital Artist
it does a bit  :D
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