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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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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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Abiogenisis Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Thanks :)
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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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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   Traditional Artist
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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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   Traditional Artist
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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