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Pseudoraptor Mk.2 by Abiogenisis Pseudoraptor Mk.2 by Abiogenisis
(This is an alternative version of the Pseudoraptor [link] incorporating the suggestions received when I submitted the previous version.)

This creature evolved from the same stock as the Birrin [link]

The Pseudoraptor lives on open plains, hunting the grazing creatures that feed on the tough mats of lichen-like creeping plants that cover the surface. Able to tackle a wide range of prey, the Pseudoraptor can bring down much larger animals than itself by latching onto their hides with six re-curved claws at the tips of its four arms. The stalked eyes can retract or in the case of the upper eye fold back so as to avoid damage when fighting or hunting, while the hearing and scent antennae are much reduced and are kept in a protective pouch on each side of the neck.
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:iconmagogmesh:
MagogMesh Featured By Owner Edited Apr 2, 2015
If we evolved from pseudoraptors, why are there still pseudoraptors? Checkmate, atheists!
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Boom!
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tone202 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
omg
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:iconcat-s-dragoness:
Cat-S-Dragoness Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student General Artist
Your designs are one of a kind!
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Thanks!
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:iconthe-polybius:
The-Polybius Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  New member
KFChernobyl 
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Atherutistgeekzombie Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well played!
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:iconbrandon-bowling:
brandon-bowling Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Very interesting coloration. The background is absolutely beautiful. Love it!
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dittodomo Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm confused. If this evolved from the Birrin, then why does it seem more like an uncivilized animal? 
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
It shares a common ancestor with the birrin, but did not evolve from them.
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TheQueenOfEmber Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
You know Birrin's could possibly exist? The universe is infinite and it's impossible for life to evolve on one single planet. A similar or maybe even exact race of Birrins are possibly guaranteed. Stephen Hawking is even saying that life could evolve on a gas giant. Anyway great drawing! Your aliens are so creative!
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Unless there is something about the birrin that is impossible, perhaps ;)
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Green--Ink Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love all of your work!!! you have given lots inspiration for the work I do; although nothing I have on my account is remotely close to being recent, I have yet to post anything but regardless thank you for being fantastic
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
You are most welcome!
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Demiurgic-Dan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Great idea!
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Brilliant creature design.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Thanks :)
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:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Youre welcome.
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momobfvfd Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
looks like you mixed a caterpillar with a chicken; really awesome artwork you got there.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
There is definitely some caterpillar in there XD
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Altair75 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014   Photographer
It is obvious for me that these predators are not just built for speed, but they can keep going for long distances.
This is because running on two legs is more efficient in the long run than running on four.
This might give me an idea about they hunting technique: they exhaust their prey by chasing them long enough.

And as always, great work Alex! Clap 
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
They can do limited pursuit, though their usual strategy is to close on fast moving prey and swing the arms in wide arcs to trip the creature of its feet.
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Altair75 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014   Photographer
Aha, so you mean that they someway hunt like cheetahs.
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randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok known that's so awesome !! I really love it, it looks so extraterrestrials yet extremely plausible, and it's design is so cool and I like it's hunting style, quick and effective. Very good job.
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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Danke :)
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:iconrandomemaster360:
randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
( I assume that's a thanks ) No problem ! ;)
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
It is, German style :P
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:iconrandomemaster360:
randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, sorry. Never been that good at German.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Me either, thats the only word I know ;)
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Mazamba Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Dunno if you authorized this. wwwcontactjupiter.blogspot.mx/…
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Thanks for bringing it to my attention :) I did authorise it.
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justin5578 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013

Love your designs and the stories you have developed! 

 

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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Thanks :)
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vevans0009 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Shriekers should beware of these creatures!
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soulvector888 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Detailed thought into its biology.
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:icondranared69:
Dranared69 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing attention to detail something I can only dream of! Love all your work.
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Van-Klaunch Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
I can't help but think that somewhere out there in this vast universe, a creature very much like this one exists.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
I hope so :)
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roundgobyrock223 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sounds similar to my persudoraptorians
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HeroesRain Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That thing is so cool, if is freaky and nothing like anything real but from the picture you can see how it would work if it was real, a very cool, a realistic touch.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Thanks, thats is the kind of alien I try and make :)
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:iconheroesrain:
HeroesRain Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well you do a fantastic job at doing that.
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ToughLikeBobo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, so I'm not really into this kind of sci-fi fantasy type stuff, but this is really freaking cool. The movement, the background, the textures and colors are brililant. The best part of this is that usually people design a creature with no regards to how it actually lives in the environment, but this creature is beliveable. Very nice job.
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:iconabiogenisis:
Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Thanks. I am trying to make scifi that appeals to people who dont like scifi too. I want to de-nerdify it a bit :P
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ToughLikeBobo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a nerd, I'm just not much into sci fi art, but again, I have to give credit where it's due and this is just a wonderful piece.
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Penrose12 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's fascinating!!
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JonHrubesch Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This creature design is crazy awesome! I would not want to come face to face with this!
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smashingwall Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Awesome work :) I like it
Carried in Smashing Wall [ Link ]
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:icontuntole:
tuntole Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
amazing creature renderings and enviroments.
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Marmot-of-Doom Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, i love your aliens
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