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Redondavenator by Typothorax Redondavenator by Typothorax
Hugely speculative depiction of a latest Triassic crocodylomorph from New Mexico, but I like the way it turned out.
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HUBLERDON Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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Typothorax Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Redondaventor is one of the last (probable) Triassic crocodylomorphs in North America, and it is quite a bit bigger than most of Late Triassic sphenosuchians. There is also a skeleton from the Ghost Ranch Coleophysis Quarry (another latest Triassic site) with a skeleton initially interpreted as a young rauisuchid (possibly Postosuchus), but now thought by some to be a very large crocodylomorph as well, and I know of at least one other big specimen of similar age, so there seems to have been rauisuchid-sized crocodile relatives running around at the end of the Triassic. The restoration here combines the Ghost Ranch specimen and Redondavenator, with parts of the skull filled in by Postosuchus (a very close relative of crocodylomorphs).  So, there is a lot of conjecture and the image may or may not show a real animal, but I liked the way it came out.
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks good for sure, and this was a... what exactly:? Poposaur, relative of Revueltosaurus:?
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Gojira5000 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Redondavenator is a sphenosuchian, which is the informal group that all non-crocodyloforme crocodylomorphs are put into.
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, creatures like Terrestrisuchus were related to this thing... That's a large one then... :o Thanks for updating me on that. :)
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