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Spiders and frogs living in harmony
You might be surprised to learn that microhylids [narrow-mouthed frogs] in Peru, India, Sri Lanka and perhaps elsewhere have developed close relationships with large spiders.
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What would Venkman say to this? First it was cats and dogs living together, now it's frogs and spiders. The Ghostbusters sequel must be coming...};-)
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I think we fought this in a D&D game once...
 
2-day gouache painting of Yi qi, the bizarre new membrane-winged scansoriopterygid. I wanted to see what the membrane would look like attaching further down on the body than in nearly every depiction I've seen so far, which show it attaching on the flank or at the armpit. I can't get behind a leg-attachment point for this critter; it makes more sense to me that a long-legged animal would want its legs free and flexible. If a sprawling mobile hip-joint can be established for scansors, I'd potentially change my stance on that. Anyway, here's a semi-new interpretation amidst a flood of recent restorations.

I'm definitely not convinced of powered flight for this critter, so here it is in an extended leap onto a log in pursuit of a Tiaojishan archisargid fly, Calosarugus.
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And this is not even his final form
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One of my favorite pieces from late 2013, "Tempest Tricera". The poses of the Triceratops I was going for made the anatomy especially challenging, so I hope they're convincing: http://www.omegafauna.com/2014/01/tempest-tricera/
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This is a rather belated post about one of my favorite works from 2013. I've finally taken on that most famous of ceratopsids! I was commissioned to do a Triceratops painting and Tempest Tricera is...
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Britain is voting for a new Government today. This is the best polling Station in the UK in my opinion. It defiantly gets my vote.
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Arriva Spurt "Ubbo Emmius"
Stadler GTW Diesel train waiting for departure in Groningen station.
This particular train is named after Ubbo Emmius first rector of the University of Groningen.
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Hah! Best explanation yet...};-) "I teamed up with Rosemary Mosco of +Bird and Moon Comics fame to illustrate this comic she wrote, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the interepid dromaeosaurs who endure hours in stifling rubbery costumes to deliver the awesomebro thrills the world craves."
Jurassic World! I teamed up with Rosemary Mosco of Bird and Moon fame to illustrate this comic she wrote, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the interepid dromaeosaurs who endure hours in stifling rubbery costumes to delive...
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Yi qi the bat-winged feathered dinosaur
Looks like evolution's been taking inspiration form the Monstrous Manual again.
 
2-day gouache painting of Yi qi, the bizarre new membrane-winged scansoriopterygid. I wanted to see what the membrane would look like attaching further down on the body than in nearly every depiction I've seen so far, which show it attaching on the flank or at the armpit. I can't get behind a leg-attachment point for this critter; it makes more sense to me that a long-legged animal would want its legs free and flexible. If a sprawling mobile hip-joint can be established for scansors, I'd potentially change my stance on that. Anyway, here's a semi-new interpretation amidst a flood of recent restorations.

I'm definitely not convinced of powered flight for this critter, so here it is in an extended leap onto a log in pursuit of a Tiaojishan archisargid fly, Calosarugus.
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It seems to have had a bit of an overbite
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French Doorbell
It's one of those new energy-saving models.
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Fossil of Largest Platypus Discovered in Australia

"About the size of a child, the largest-known platypus roamed what is now Australia as far back as 15 million years ago, according to newfound fossil remains of the giant monotreme.

A team of paleontologists from the Univ. of New South Wales in Australia identified the new species, called Obdurodon tharalkooschild, based on a single molar they discovered in the Riversleigh fossil field in northwestern Queensland, Australia."

Read more from LiveScience: http://goo.gl/mmDH8m
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Omg remember this painting from a some scientific magazine, from 80's!
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Preening Raptor
This feathered Velociraptor actually looks pretty cool.
This preening _Velociraptor_ liked to keep its feathers straight.
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It certainly has. And even that now old-fashioned image was at the time part of a new image. Fast, active and clever unlike the ponderous dullards. of (then) popular imagination.
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A Year in the Life of the Bowhead Whale
Interesting documentary on the bowhead whale. These giants of the sea, which can become up to two centuries old, stay in the (sub)arctic all-year round.
The documentary is narrated by native Alaskans, which takes some getting used to. But it adds a nice local flavour (versions in Yupik and Iñupiaq are also available).

http://deepseanews.com/2015/01/a-year-in-the-life-of-the-bowhead-whale/
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