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Thylacosmilus atrox

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A South American sabertooth-lookalike, Thylacosmilus was in fact a marsupial - at roughly the size of a jaguar, one of the largest marsupial carnivores.
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HeinztheBlueGiant's avatar

It look really wonderful!

Thylacosmilus is one of my favourite prehistoric animals. I have read that they were prevalent scavenger.

I was so disappointed to learn they were just big anteaters

Olmagon's avatar

Well we currently think of em as intestine vacuums, sucking the guts out of the corpse.

KIT-10notK-9's avatar
So cool looking.  I especially like how you gave it dark fur stripes around & under the eyes to cut down glare as it hunted.
TheDinoDrawer66's avatar
Splendid! The coloration is nice.
TheUnknownPlanet's avatar
I finally found the guy that has draw that!!!
MviluUatusun's avatar
have you done an Andrewsarchus?  I believe that would be an awesome creature to draw.  Or a thylacine?  I know they were around relatively recently, but they are supposed to be extinct.
Viergacht's avatar
I did a drawing of two Andrewsarchus pups but it was more for fun than scientifically accurate - I should redraw it some time. 
MviluUatusun's avatar
Interesting.  Do you just do mammals or do you do any prehistoric animal?  I might be able to think of one of the lesser known animals that you don't see pictures of that you could draw.
Viergacht's avatar
I sort of tend to do mammals but really I like all sorts of prehistoric critters!
AntFingers's avatar
If humans evolved from these the world be a much more awesome place...
Viergacht's avatar
Dentists would be as gods 

;)
AntFingers's avatar
The toothbrushes would be like scalpels! Actually now I want to draw one...
This is just Great! Would you allow this to be published in a magazine in Switzerland. I wrote a text on Evolution of cats and Thylacosmilidae are mentioned. This one would shine a great light on them.

Thanks in advance,
Stefan
Viergacht's avatar
You can email me for info. 
Sorry, i might be too stupid to find your email address or a button to press on for email. 
Can you help me how to?
Viergacht's avatar
Sure, it's viergacht at gmail
Ihmislehma's avatar
Wow, you are one talented person.

Were ther ayes really that low O__O
Viergacht's avatar
Thanks! 
Here's a pic of the skull, they really had beady little eyes: upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…
Ihmislehma's avatar
Woah, that's some really different from these days. Thanks!
Viergacht's avatar
Yeah, they're really nifty.
Tackycat's avatar
An excellent drawing!
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