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Carbonemys by Zimices Carbonemys by Zimices
Algo de tiempo ya sin subir nada nuevo, ¿no? esta ilustración es la razón. esta imagen fue hecha por petición de :iconjwartwork: y acepté, dado que no había intentado hasta ahora hacer una ilustración a color con reptiles y un paisaje entero. Fue bastante arduo y en realidad supongo que tendrá varios defectos... pero fue entretenido, sin embargo. :)

La tortuga - tomando el sol por la mañana - corresponde a un hallazgo fósil recientemente publicado, Carbonemys cofrini, una especie emparentada con las actuales charapas (Podocnemis) que vivió hace unos 58 millones de años, en el Paleoceno, en la zona del Cerrejón en La Guajira, norte de Colombia. Carbonemys era un gigante que llegaba a medir 1.72 de largo en el caparazón. Al lado, junto al río, un cocodrilo de hocico corto que empieza a recorrer la zona. Este está basado en el hallazgo de cocodrilianos similares a los caimanes en la misma zona.

Actualización (27/05/2014): El "cocodrilo de hocico corto" en realidad ha terminado siendo el recién publicado dirosáurido Anthracosuchus balrogus, una especie relativamente grande con un hocico bastante acortado y un nombre muy interesante... tras haber visto aquel documental sobre Titanoboa del Smithsoniano, yo pense que podría ser un nuevo tipo de aligatoroideo (que vergüenza...), pero un dirosáurido convergente con los aligatores es algo incluso mejor ¿verdad?

Enlace al artículo de Anthracosuchus: www.tandfonline.com.ezproxy.un…

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English : Some time since I upload something new, right? this illustration is the reason. This image was made for the request of :iconjwartwork: and I accepted, since it had not yet attempted to make a color illustration with reptiles and a whole landscape. It was actually quite hard and I guess I will have several flaws ... but it was fun, though. :)

The turtle - basking in the morning - corresponds to a fossil find recently published, Carbonemys cofrini, a species related with modern charapa turtles (Podocnemis) that lived about 58 million years in the Paleocene, in the area of ​​Cerrejón in La Guajira, in northern Colombia. Carbonemys was a giant that grew to 1.72 meters in shell length. Next, by the river, a short-snouted crocodilian starts to go through the area. This is based on the finding of crocodilians similar to alligators in the same area.

Update (27/05/2014): The "short snouted crocodylian" actually is the recently published dyrosaurid Anthracosuchus balrogus, a relatively large species with a very short snout and a interesting name... after have watched the documentary about Titanoboa of the Smithsonian, I thought that could be a new alligatoroid (shame on me...), but be a dyrosaurid convergent with alligators is even better, right?

Link to the Anthracosuchus paper: www.tandfonline.com.ezproxy.un…
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What I want is that 40-foot croc from the documentary!
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Zimices Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist
Me too, although I'm styart to think that these length could be a mistake due to some early misinterpretation with the size of the fossils.
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well at least we got a croc named aftr Balrog!
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Zimices Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist
An almost poetic name: an ancient and fearsome giant from the deep mines... :)
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Added to the list with Ankalagon saurognathus and Wargosuchus (can't remember the species name) and Homo floresiensis (aka Hobbit). Now all we need is a large predatory reptile named after Glaurung, or a massive teratornithid after one of the giant eagles and all will be well :)
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Zimices Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist
You forgot the carcharodontosaurid Sauroniops ;)
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vasix Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah! Dear lord yes!
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Bran-Artworks Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Era el gigante del documental?
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Zimices Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist
Si, a menos que haya otra especie de hocico corto aún por describir... lo cierto es que Anthracosuchus no es un gigante, mediría como cinco metros a lo sumo...
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Tyrannotitan333 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How large was Anthracosuchus?
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