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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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:iconvasix:
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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:iconzimices:
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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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well at least we got a croc named aftr Balrog!
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:iconzimices:
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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:iconvasix:
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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acepredator Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
I think the eagles are Harpagornis since they are already from NZ.
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vasix Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay...um....Harpagornis....
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:iconacepredator:
acepredator Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
what is with animals named after LOTR?
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:iconzimices:
Zimices Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist
You forgot the carcharodontosaurid Sauroniops ;)
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good god, I did!
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:iconzimices:
Zimices Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist
;)
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah! Dear lord yes!
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:iconbran-artworks:
Bran-Artworks Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Era el gigante del documental?
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:iconzimices:
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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:iconzimices:
Zimices Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist
I didn't read the paper, but in some press note it says that measures about five meters in length
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Tyrannotitan333 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If this is what was in Titanoboa: Monster Snake, then they REALLY oversized it. XD
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:iconacepredator:
acepredator Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
That was another species.
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:iconzimices:
Zimices Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist
Indeed, I expected a record breaker... or really it was smaller or exists some large crocodile yet unknown. :?
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acepredator Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
That big one does exist. It just hasn't been described yet.
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:iconzimices:
Zimices Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist
Hmmm... well, I know that in Cerrejon there is a lot of things still undescribed...
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acepredator Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
Plus think of all the fossils that were blown up by the mining operation.
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:iconzimices:
Zimices Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist
Surely they are a lot, but without the mine the experts probably had only collected a small sample of fossils... is the irony of the exploration of the past.
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tombola1993 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Nice Turtle!
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:iconzimices:
Zimices Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks a lot :)
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tombola1993 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
What crocodylian is that?
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Zimices Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist
Is hypotetical, based in undescribed findings of fossil crocodylians in the Cerrejón area in the north of Colombia. My guess is that could be a primitive caiman.
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Pyroraptor42 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
gasp! yo queria ser el primero en poner uno XDD
Nah, te a quedado bien junto a ese cocodrilo. Un hallazgo impresionante, ya que revela que en un tiempo que ya no habian dinosaurios, los reptiles seguian gobernando la tierra: Cocodrilos, tortugas y hasta serpientes GIGANTES. Como la famosa Titanoboa.
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Zimices Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist
¿Primero en poner un Carbonemys? cuando presentaron el artículo circuló ya una imagen comiéndose un cocodrilo :D No, en serio, muchas gracias :)
Bueno, me parece que hasta el Mioceno en los trópicos siguieron siendo muy importantes, con una diversidad de tortugas, cocodrilos y serpientes que compitió con los mamíferos luego se redujo mucho. Justamente estos reptiles como Titanoboa son una muestra de lo que más exploraciones en zonas no muy conocidas de los trópicos pueden enseñarnos.
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Pyroraptor42 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
primero en deviantart ;)
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:iconzimices:
Zimices Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Por supuesto... aunque igual hay toneladas de animales fósiles que no tienen aún una imagen :)
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:iconpyroraptor42:
Pyroraptor42 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
de veras? como cuales?
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:iconzimices:
Zimices Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Por poner unos ejemplos:
Aguascalientia - un camélido pequeño
Protome - un fitosaurio
Cryonectes - un pliosaurio
en fin, puedes varios más de este año aquí: [link] :)
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Pyroraptor42 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
gracias :D!!
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Hagure-Hitogata Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
mano colombia es linda en fauna y riquesas mas alla de lo material
su dibujo lo dice todo y siempre mostrara un lado bello de colombia
buena esa hombre
le quedo fantastico , adoro los origenes de las especies
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Zimices Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Muchas gracias por el comentario, es bueno saber que así se difunde un poco de conocimiento :)
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electreel Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
¡Wow, esto es impresionante! ¿Te importaría si intentara añadirle unos cuentos detalles?
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Zimices Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Gracias, por lo visto me ha salido bien el intento :D. Y si puedes añadirle alguna mejora, por favor, adelante :)
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electreel Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Ok :D
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Zimices Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist
:)
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Dragontunders Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist
asombroso :)
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Zimices Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Muchas gracias :)
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work!! But the caiman looks like Purussaurus....shouldn't it be Cerrejonsuchus instead? :?
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Zimices Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you :). But remember, Cerrejonisuchus is a dyrosaurid, and these family probably is not member of Crocodylia; the crocodilian is some unnamed great caiman, similar to Purussaurus and Orthogenysuchus. If you see the paint of Titanoboa ([link]) or the Titanoboa documentary, you can see the crocodilian.
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vasix Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Titanoboa painting has a normal croc, I see :)
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Zimices Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist
Yes, Cerrejonisuchus have a more lower profile of the head. Then the crocodile must be some form of caiman... or at least this my guess. :)
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vasix Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Any form of alligatorid?
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Zimices Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist
Apparently... by the way, you have seen the documentary?
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well....no, not yet
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Zimices Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist
You can see here:[link] It had the only images of the fossils of the caiman that I had seen.
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