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Sinocalliopteryx Fishface by ZoPteryx 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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:icongrisador:
grisador Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Wow
Alternate Avian version of the Skunks
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ZoPteryx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, the color scheme is sort of skunk-like, isn't it. :D
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grisador Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
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)
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this is pretty funny. Nice work.
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ZoPteryx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome.
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