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2nd of February, 2012 by theCHAMBA 2nd of February, 2012 by theCHAMBA
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my month's theme is:
Prehistoric Creatures






off to watch 'Psych'

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:iconmaramshabana:
MaramShabana Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My goodmess...really strange creation..
That's amazing...i didn't try to create such stuff..but i guess you inspired me...thanks
keep the good artworks
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apeman505 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
I love these, heliocoprion is so frickin' awesome--he's got, like, a circular saw for a face!
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:iconjoverine:
joverine Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
YES
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:iconkata:
Kata Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Crazy designs! Very cool :)
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DaSaurian Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
I must say, these are the most interesting prehistoric sharks i've seen!
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schelotto Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice! Helicoprion sure is weird, ha i can't imagine how those teeth would possibly work in it's jaw. I always assumed they were in the throat somewhere, but it makes for a much less interesting reconstruction haha.
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mandelak Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Filmographer
I shall join in. Already a member and I was already planning on doing something like this too so works out to be perfect haha. Are these the same guys from sketch tavern? (think that's what it was called)
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FortuneCake Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
woah, that's creepy
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:iconkaptain-karmel:
Kaptain-Karmel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
I love psych. It's like scrubs except with murder.
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:iconjrinaldi:
JRinaldi Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
I like how scientists still don't know what the hell is up with that thing's jaw.
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kelbykross Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
i watched the ancient sharks thing that came with the shark week package a while back, and love these!!!!
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istillfunction Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Further proving that God either does not exist or is possibly related to me...Helicoprion. Because no sane being would create that...seriously it looks like something I would make on Spore only with less legs.
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minimandy12 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012   Artisan Crafter
cool
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Versiris Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Oh wow I had to look that up, didn't know that's real! Scary lol D: nice work though!
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:iconsoercling-hemstaer:
soercling-Hemstaer Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
What kind of weird creature was that?
Nature has a sense of humor after all.
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:iconavancna:
avancna Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is Helicoprion, a mysterious, predatory hoohah from the Late Paleozoic/Early Mesozoic. We believe its closest living relative are the chimaera sharks.
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soercling-Hemstaer Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Yes, I read about it at wikipedia. Still, pretty weird. Looks like it had one of those mouth plates some african tribes do.
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slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, was it's mouth really like that?
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sampleText Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
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Scientists really don't know how it worked, but these two are the best guess so far. That website I posted is a more recent idea about how it worked
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slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it does look like it would be an ancestor to current shark's jaws though with the whole "front fall out/broken back replace it" hmm...

guess we'll just have to find a fossil of the whole thing
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sampleText Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
That would be exciting! Oh god I would love to see it. Sharks are so BA, they have remained unchanged for so long that its really cool to see the different steps they "tried"
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slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
don't change what works right? lol

i think it's interesting how creatures used to be HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE way back when, I mean seriously the dinosaurs, mammoths, giant bears bisons and sloths yeesh!
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sampleText Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
OH yeah! I almost wish we still had some of the sweet marine reptiles of the past! Although I would be too terrified to get in the water... but still! I like to remember that once, a long time ago, rats and beavers were the size of cars. Its just so cool
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avancna Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We're not sure, actually. Chamba illustrated the two best educated guesses we have so far.
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nmrbk Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing coloring!:D
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Wagnr Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, nice so much great Chamba!!!!!!! Like your creativity!!!
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SkinlessBanana Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
I may be crazy, but i think he would be a good a pet :D
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:iconthe-sleuth:
the-Sleuth Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So this kind of shark existed in the prehistoric age? Who knew.
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sampleText Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
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:iconavancna:
avancna Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, this is the "circular saw" shark, Helicoprion. It lived about 300 to 240 million years ago. We know it primarily by the teeth of its lower jaw, which are arranged in a spiral, and we still are unsure of how it was attached.
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
so cool!!
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tyki-blood Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Cute!
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