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2008 in Paleontology by NTamura 2008 in Paleontology by NTamura
2008 was a good year in paleontology! Here is a compilation of some of the most important paleontological discoveries of this soon to be ending year. The selection includes the tiniest pterosaur, a paleozoic fish mom, the strangest feathered theropod, the largest raptor, the biggest rodent and a giant dinosaur-eating frog. Happy New year folks! :)
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:iconmencaoreh:
mencaoreh Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
pretty illustration! warm and strong kontours! over the top class.
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconmoondragonwings:
moondragonwings Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
Your profile doesn't say too much about you, do you dig? Do you paint from specimines or photos, surely you are a Pro! Paleontolgy student, professor, buff....

Say something!
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
No, not a pro at all. I don't have any credentials that's why there is nothing on my profile ;)
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:iconmoondragonwings:
moondragonwings Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Then WOW!
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:iconhalestorm32:
Halestorm32 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
The josephoartigasia monesi looks like a capybara! That's so cool!
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Thank you! :)
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:iconhalestorm32:
Halestorm32 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome :D
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:iconakitymh:
AkityMH Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
O_O How big is that frog?!
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Images are not to scale...Beelzebufo was something like 40 cm in length so just a bit larger than today's goliath frog.
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:iconakitymh:
AkityMH Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh ok. Still a impressive frog
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:iconfirehazard123:
FIREHAZARD123 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
Dinosaur eating frogs!? :O
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
Yep! :)
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:iconfirehazard123:
FIREHAZARD123 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
my brain just exploded x_x
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:icontehfuzzyduck:
TehFuzzyDuck Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
These are among your best illustrations yet. Keep it up for 2009 discoveries!
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
Thank you! :)
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:iconmesozoical:
Mesozoical Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
These are awesome! Thank you for introducing me to these newly discovered species! :)
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
You are welcome and thanks for the :+fav:! :)
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:iconwaylonrowley:
WaylonRowley Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Trippy Epidexipteryx. I like the color scheme chosen.
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Thanks! :)
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:iconpamq:
pamq Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
The huge frog has got to be my favorite. And what a name! Beelzebufo! :D
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
Indeed, a giant frog with a infernal name that eats baby dinosaurs defy the imagination...
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DaveRapoza Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
ooo, big frog... So that existed once? :O Thats totally awesome. I gotta keep up with my paleontology news... I heard that there was a time when there might have been giant insects as well :O
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
Giant insects were well before the time of dinosaurs during the carboniferous period. Yeah, this is kind of big frog but the animals have not been drawn to scale...
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viscusregnum Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
largest raptor?? really?! shit, i think ive been missing out on all the news! so bigger than the utahraptor too?

thats awesome! very nice job with these, my friend :heart:
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
Thanks! :)
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:iconmichelle56:
Michelle56 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHOA! Holy shit...

I don't remember [i]Epidexipteryx[/i]! *Blinks*
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
How could you have missed such an oddity? ;)
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:iconmichelle56:
Michelle56 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I lag behind.... a lot.
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zeldawolffan2008 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
I like this very much :) I sort of hope that 2009 will bring us even more, despite my lack of interest in paleontology myself =P
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
Thanks for the :+fav:! :) Who knows what 2009 will be made of...
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:iconzeldawolffan2008:
zeldawolffan2008 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
Indeed =P
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:iconjacquelinerae:
JacquelineRae Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
Cool! Good job:)
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
Thank you! :)
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:iconryivhnn:
Ryivhnn Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a decent sized frog oO
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:iconel-moppo:
El-Moppo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008   Digital Artist
I love it! Very good! Keep up this good, nay! Great work! Then! lol. :].
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
Thank you! :D
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:iconel-moppo:
El-Moppo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008   Digital Artist
No Problems Then! lol. :].
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tassietyger Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Student General Artist
Without your piece, I would have never known Austroraptor. It's badass looking dino from descriptions and some pictures. Thanks for the news!
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
No pb!
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:icondanieljoelnewman:
danieljoelnewman Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I love it. Great idea
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
Thank you! :)
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:iconlynnie0311:
Lynnie0311 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008   Photographer
all beautifully done and its been wonderful seeing them all this year :D
:+fav:
:+favlove:
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
:)
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:iconlynnie0311:
Lynnie0311 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008   Photographer
:hug:
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:icondgylia:
Dgylia Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!!!
Happy New Year you too ^^
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
Happy New Year! :)
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:icondgylia:
Dgylia Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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:iconavancna:
avancna Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Any invertebrates?
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:iconntamura:
NTamura Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
Well, that's your area of expertise...;)
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