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Sinocalliopteryx Fishface

By ZoPteryx

A Sinocalliopteryx gigas struggles to decapitate a Protopsephurus liui, and so ends of with a funny hat.  Sinocalliopteryx is typically a nocturnal panther-like predator of small game, but a drying stream has left an early paddlefish, Protopsephurus, stranded and an easy kill.  Its rows of dermal armor are little defence against the overgrown compsognathid's sharp claws and teeth.  This scene plays out in the forests of Early Cretaceous China, where Sinocalliopteryx is the most common large predator and Protopsephurus is one of the rarest fish.

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An actual background!  But it's not actually mine, property of J. Pinta, posted on the public domain of Wikipedia Link

Next time I'll use my own background image. :) (Smile) 

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Made in Sketchbook Express.

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grisador's avatar
Wow
Alternate Avian version of the Skunks
ZoPteryx's avatar
Yeah, the color scheme is sort of skunk-like, isn't it. :D
grisador's avatar
İndeed ! :D

İt is really interesting to see (even) the prehistoric colors are very similiar to Today's animals like the Jinfengopteryx Or  Sinosauropteryx Case

(Guess Nature do Not accept excepsions)
TheArchosaurQueen's avatar
I think this is pretty funny. Nice work.
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