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World Okapi Day 2017 by CMIPalaeo World Okapi Day 2017 :iconcmipalaeo:CMIPalaeo 17 9 World Okapi Day 2017 by CMIPalaeo World Okapi Day 2017 :iconcmipalaeo:CMIPalaeo 15 0 Megabelodon by CMIPalaeo Megabelodon :iconcmipalaeo:CMIPalaeo 42 10 Allosaurus Gets Rekt [sketch detail] by CMIPalaeo Allosaurus Gets Rekt [sketch detail] :iconcmipalaeo:CMIPalaeo 29 4 We're Gonna Move On Up To Medicine Bow [sketch] by CMIPalaeo We're Gonna Move On Up To Medicine Bow [sketch] :iconcmipalaeo:CMIPalaeo 34 3 Retro Iguanodon by CMIPalaeo Retro Iguanodon :iconcmipalaeo:CMIPalaeo 47 9 Doodle Yutyrannus by CMIPalaeo Doodle Yutyrannus :iconcmipalaeo:CMIPalaeo 21 3 Doodle Woolly Mammoth 2 by CMIPalaeo Doodle Woolly Mammoth 2 :iconcmipalaeo:CMIPalaeo 20 5 Doodle Woolly Mammoth by CMIPalaeo Doodle Woolly Mammoth :iconcmipalaeo:CMIPalaeo 14 0 Doodle Woodpecker by CMIPalaeo Doodle Woodpecker :iconcmipalaeo:CMIPalaeo 9 0 Doodle Ugly Ornithiscian Glory by CMIPalaeo Doodle Ugly Ornithiscian Glory :iconcmipalaeo:CMIPalaeo 9 0 Doodle Tyrannosaur Feeding by CMIPalaeo Doodle Tyrannosaur Feeding :iconcmipalaeo:CMIPalaeo 14 3 Doodle Total Cessation Diplodocid by CMIPalaeo Doodle Total Cessation Diplodocid :iconcmipalaeo:CMIPalaeo 10 0 Doodle Therizinosaury Thing by CMIPalaeo Doodle Therizinosaury Thing :iconcmipalaeo:CMIPalaeo 6 0 Doodle Teratophoneus by CMIPalaeo Doodle Teratophoneus :iconcmipalaeo:CMIPalaeo 13 0 Doodle Small Titanosaur by CMIPalaeo Doodle Small Titanosaur :iconcmipalaeo:CMIPalaeo 10 0


Inktober day 20 by DinoBirdMan Inktober day 20 :icondinobirdman:DinoBirdMan 18 10 Halloween '17: Sheet Ghost by Monster-Man-08 Halloween '17: Sheet Ghost :iconmonster-man-08:Monster-Man-08 78 11 Halloween '17: Haunted Armor by Monster-Man-08 Halloween '17: Haunted Armor :iconmonster-man-08:Monster-Man-08 82 8 Day 20 Deep by ImaginaryLea Day 20 Deep :iconimaginarylea:ImaginaryLea 21 2 Resolution of Ornithischia by Dennonyx Resolution of Ornithischia :icondennonyx:Dennonyx 32 12 GOLEM - teaser 1 by Sanrou GOLEM - teaser 1 :iconsanrou:Sanrou 22 9 clidastes by spinosaurus1 clidastes :iconspinosaurus1:spinosaurus1 103 13 Just Swallow the Cover Story, Sir by TheyNamedHerRheulea Just Swallow the Cover Story, Sir :icontheynamedherrheulea:TheyNamedHerRheulea 3 0 Horsey by Zhombah Horsey :iconzhombah:Zhombah 21 12 Inktober Monster Challenge15: Herren-surge by Loneanimator Inktober Monster Challenge15: Herren-surge :iconloneanimator:Loneanimator 52 10 Inktober Monster Challenge16: Teyu-yargua by Loneanimator Inktober Monster Challenge16: Teyu-yargua :iconloneanimator:Loneanimator 45 15 Inktober 17: Screech by ShinRedDear Inktober 17: Screech :iconshinreddear:ShinRedDear 6 5 Eland by WillemSvdMerwe Eland :iconwillemsvdmerwe:WillemSvdMerwe 79 22 Inktober 2017 day 19 by Lipatov Inktober 2017 day 19 :iconlipatov:Lipatov 209 9 Dibothrosuchus elaphros by Kana-hebi Dibothrosuchus elaphros :iconkana-hebi:Kana-hebi 131 7 The Making and reference by TrefRex The Making and reference :icontrefrex:TrefRex 20 8



World Okapi Day 2017
Apparently it's World Okapi Day. Like the portrait, this little doodle was done in about 5 minutes, so it's not that great but there ya go.
Megabelodon lulli, a Miocene gomphothere from the American Midwest. Sometimes considered congeneric with Gomphotherium. Gomphotherium, however, generally has a second pair of tusks in the lower jaw, whereas Megabelodon doesn't - instead of lower tusks, the jaw ends with circular, somewhat rough bump-like swellings. I've drawn the trunk resting in between these bumps and imagined them as a pad at the end of the jaw. 

I believe this is the first Megabelodon drawing on Deviantart. 
Welcome welcome 2017, I wonder what fossil finds you will have in store for us. I thought I'd make a few predictions, trying to present some finds I'd love to see but think are also within the realm of plausibility. 

- at least two or three giant sauropods (25-30+ metres), at least one from relatively complete remains
- something odd among basal sauropodomorphs, probably either another clearly-carnivorous Buriolestes-style animal or one with feathers
- North American titanosaur[iform]s, either more and better Alamosaurus or something new
- feathers on a large, derived tyrannosaur
- feathers on a basal theropod, like a coelophysoid
- some new carcharodontosaurs
- some new megaraptorans, complete enough to nail down their relationships with more certainty
- new Late Cretaceous North African spinosaur material, hopefully complete enough to sort out the Spinosaurus/Sigilmassasaurus/quadrupedality mess
- naturally, a whole slew of terrifically-preserved weird small feathery maniraptors from China, plenty of which will be variously grouped as avialans or as nonbird dinosaurs to no one's great surprise (this is probably not even worth predicting, it's gonna happen)
- specimens that extend modern bird lineages further back into the Cretaceous
- more feathery ornithischians
- something neat with Psittacosaurus, hopefully publication of some of those rumours floating about for ages now (really large weirdo P. sibiricus specimens, specimens mostly covered in quills, etc) 
- probably about six or seven new ceratopsids, that don't look wildly different from existing ceratopsids and make everyone quietly mumble something about generic oversplitting but not really do anything about it
- something regarding Torosaurus and Triceratops, supporting their validity as separate animals but probably bringing up questions about diversity (more Torosaurus species than we thought, or To. utahensis should be Tr. utahensis, or something like that) 
- a really well-preserved giant hadrosaur like a huge old Edmontosaurus or a Shantungosaurus showing some wacky soft tissue features
- some pterosaur ancestors, hopefully a little more pterosaury than what we have now
- more basal ichthyosaury things
- a protomammal with good soft tissue preservation
- new primitive whales, either Pakicetus-type semiaquatic things or basilosaurids, and probably also really basal members of surviving groups
- a really well-preserved soft tissue-bearing specimen of a mammoth that isn't M. primegenius

Just a few thoughts I rattled off. Leave your own predictions for 2017 fossil finds in the comments if you want to, I'd love to read them. :) 

Happy New Year all! 


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Zhombah Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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