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Doedicurus clavicaudatus . by Rodrigo-Vega Doedicurus clavicaudatus . by Rodrigo-Vega
Doedicurus clavicaudatus .

Note: This animal was badass.
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work. How big is the original pic, and what did you use to make it? This is magnificent!
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KevinNichols Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Really great style to your drawings
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JurassicPark40 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
That's what I don get about evolution. How did something so badass and awesome get downgraded to the not so badass animals we have today?
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:iconrodrigo-vega:
Rodrigo-Vega Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
These didnt actually evolve at all since those days, they lived along modern armadillos, but the later just did not get extinctinct.
But the answer to your question is that being "badass" is sometimes just not the best option.
Sometimes smaller, slower and dumber is actually more efficient if it saves you from needing a few extra calories that the enviroment might sometimes not be able to provide.
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JurassicPark40 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
I see....
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masonday Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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SpawnofHeck Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
My favorite prehistoric animal, no one ever knows about them. been looking at your pics for 3 hours now, 3 am need to stop but can't! awesome stuff made an account just to comment =D
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Rodrigo-Vega Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow, thanks. I guess I did a good job with this one then.
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SpawnofHeck Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
This is my favorite prehistoric animal, no one ever knows about them. seriously been looking at your pics for 3 hours, it's like 3 am now can't stop
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ToxiczFish2 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
I have never met or know anyone who knows more about dinosaurs than me before!
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MadHatterMuscaria Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
che, como andas?...tengo un paleontologo conocido, quiere poner laburos tuyos en un museo...y quiere hablar con vos por el tema del permiso para usar las imagenes...si te interesa mandame tu mail y se lo paso...

gracias
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Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just how badass of an animal, you ask? I'll tell you how badass.

That thing back there? IT'S NOT HIS TAIL. :b
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Student General Artist
''This animal was badass.'' Amen.
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raptorrevenge Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
omgggggggggggggggg this is my favorite prehistoric animal :D thanks so much, this picture rules!!
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M0AI Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! I like how bristly you made its carapace. I've never seen that in a glyptodont reconstruction before.
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Melodie-ousEm Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
It is indeed badass.
Amazing. [:
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Cool! A twelve foot armadillo with a club! You did a great job on this! :clap:
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:iconrodrigo-vega:
Rodrigo-Vega Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is actually as badass as mammals get.
Thats a freaking giant club with spikes folks.
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do i spy a mouse
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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Student General Artist
True, it is pretty freakin' badass.
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AZ2612 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Just...wow, this is incredible. You are a god with a pencil! When I was little, this use to be one of my favorites!
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tassietyger Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Student General Artist
It make it look so majestic and powerful.
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Spengybob Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Doedicurus, the a excelent example of convergent evolution, a mammlian equivelent of ankylosaurus, i wonder what a mammalian t-rex would of looked like it one had ever evolved?
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Rodrigo-Vega Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
this comes too prove that mammals are mostly a reap-off the dinosaurs.
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Spengybob Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
yes, by the way, sence you know alot about paleobiology i have a question, t-rex and dromesaurs are closely related to birds, but there never shown to have beaks, or any other therapod for that matter.
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Rodrigo-Vega Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ho, and in fact there are many beaked theropods, from ornithomimids, oviraptorians, therisinosauridae, to name aa few.
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Spengybob Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
o yeah, sorry, i forgot about them for a moment
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Rodrigo-Vega Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
So...
The platypus has some sort of beak and no other mammal has one. They are not all that closely related, theropods originated very early in dinosaur history and are an extremely diverse group.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
the platypus does not have a beak, the "bill" is not like a beak at all, it is soft, sensitive, and filled with sense organs. It's like calling a foot a hand, or something like that. If anything on a playypus is more like a beak, it has teeth that are actually made of keratin, pads in the mouth, that is more analogous to a beak in my opinion, the "bill" is really more like the sensitive snout of any mammal.
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Rodrigo-Vega Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
True I was aware of that, I must be conditioned to think of "beak" and "bill" as synonyms since we only have one word for them in Spanish.. but yea, I guess I could have used a better convergent structure as an example. Still itīs quite an unusual structure between mammals, convergent evolution is never really the same. Wings in birds and insects work nothing alike and they are still considered convergent in their function.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
true.
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:iconspengybob:
Spengybob Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
i guess
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:iconrodrigo-vega:
Rodrigo-Vega Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
The beak of birds originated way before they diverged from dinosaurs, archeopteryx for time didn't have any.
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PariahJack Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
i wish i could draw like that =(
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brovahood Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
that drawing is BADASS!
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Kevin-Studios Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Student General Artist
wow, i absolulty love your pencil technique:)
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