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Thinocyon velox by Viergacht Thinocyon velox by Viergacht
Another reconstruction from very little material, so take it with a grain of salt. I used this skull photo by :iconlexlothor: for reference. 

Thinocyon was a little creodont from the middle Eocene of Wyoming. Creodonts had smaller brains than modern Carnivora, and they couldn't turn their forelimbs in to grab prey and so depended entirely on their jaws, which is probably why they had heads that seem comparatively oversized.


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Pandalover2439 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful
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AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!
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AzureGryphon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful details! 

The nose looks a little damp and healthy, one nearly expects the eye to look around and its mouth to move as it breathes.
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:iconviergacht:
Viergacht Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks! The more I look at it, the more it looks like my one cat . . . she sits on my desk and models for me. 
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Trendorman Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
..ok give me the time mechien you used to get to were this thing lived!
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Weirda-s-M-art Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic job here~

The fur looks natural, the eye and nose so real :heart:

I like the background too. Proportions seems right to me
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:iconviergacht:
Viergacht Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! It needs a few corrections, but I haven't had time to fix it lately. 
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:iconlemurkat:
lemurkat Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That eye is amazing, the whole picture is beautiful. Good work.
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aspidel Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This portrait  is simply beautiful, very expressive.
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Shadowstyle143 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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AwesomePossum26 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work, I love it!
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uncledon Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Another truly wonderful recreation
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Hey, a creodont!  Excellent reconstruction!  We need more creodonts here!
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MoonLilyWolf Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, beautiful work. Heart 
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PineRain Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like it! The painting, proportions, everything!
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:iconlexlothor:
LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ever so much for putting flesh on my discovery. May I use this illustration for educational purposes?
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:iconviergacht:
Viergacht Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Also, I meant to let you know I had used it earlier, but my terrible S. African internet has been kicking me off all day. :)
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:iconlexlothor:
LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
FYI:

This particular specimen is an adult male. Like later Hyaenodontid creodonts, there was profound sexual dimorphism in this species. In fact the upper canine had broken off and I neglected to glue it back on when I took the photo. In life the C/ would have extended below the upper lip and would have been visible over the chin.

Also, this specimen was slightly latero-medially compressed. All creodonts had rather flat brows to either side of the frontal suture. It made them look somewhat flat headed.
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:iconviergacht:
Viergacht Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
I can easily add the fang back in. Do you perhaps have a schematic of what it looks like?
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:iconlexlothor:
LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I will take new photos of the fully prepared skull and send them to you. I will also sketch out the basic form corrected for compression and predator damage.
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:iconviergacht:
Viergacht Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'd be honored!
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Antaria-Nova Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
That fur is delicious.

This fella looks kinda cute.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wow, maybe they are primitive but they are beautiful, thanks for this fantastic reconstruction :clap:
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