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Evolution project by NTamura Evolution project by NTamura
Some 30 drawings commissioned for an upcoming documentary about evolution. From left to right and top to bottom: ADN, proto-cell, prokaryote cell (bacteria), Eukaryote cell (flagellate), colonial protozoans (planula), Kimberella (possibly the oldest known Bilaterian from the fossil record), a Vetucolian (enigmatic animal that could have been basal deuterostomian), Haikouichthys (one of the earliest vertebrate), Arandaspis (one of the earliest jawless fish), Guiyu (the earliest known bony fish), Psarolepis (a basal Sarcopterygian), Panderichthys (another sarcopterygian close to the ancestry of the tetrapods), Tiktaalik (the famous fishapod), Acanthostega (early tetrapod), Ichthyostega (another early tetrapod), Hylonomus (the earliest known amniote), Ophiacodon (a basal synapsid), Biarmosuchus (a basal therapsid), Thrinaxodon (a cynodont), Adelobasileus (the earliest known mammaliaform), Eomaia (the earliest known Placental), Purgatorius (a basal plesiadapiform, once thought to be a mesozoic primate), Plesiadapis (a plesiadapiform), Aegyptopithecus (an early haplorhine), Proconsul (an early hominoid), Ardipithecus ramidus (an early Hominini), Australopithecus afarensis, Homo habilis, Homo erectus and Homo sapiens.
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JGBArtwork Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Its an interesting scenario I think, but what about if our Human ancestors were less-chimp like in the way they physically appeared and more Gorilla like. What if our ancestors resembled and were closer to Gorillas than Chimps? How would we physically look? How much of a difference you would think be there?
NTamura Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
That's an interesting thought...
Sezaii Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I love the choice of 'ancestry', its great to see evolution described without archaeopteryx involved somewhere XD Although I know its for humans, but you would be surprised where that little fella turns up! May I ask what documentary this was commissioned for, I'm interested? :)
Ragameechu Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, that's impressive.
NTamura Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
sandraks Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Cool ;D
NTamura Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
ProcyonNoumer Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Ugh its a bit chavenistic for my liking, (cuz out of all the diverse/intresting tetrapod linages the "line" can branch off to after tiktaalik from sinornithosaurus to gorgonopsids to pantodonts to thoosuchids to huayangosaurids to burnetiamorphs to Labidosaurus to probainognathians to cetiosaurids to dissorophoids to phorusrhacids to nanchangosauridae to a´stopods to rhamphorhynchids to climacoceratids to adelospondyli to oligobuninae (c wat i did there lol? :P )) it went to those particular cliche examp. to umbrella-tize the idea of evolu., but the piece is still neat to! I like the part of the Kimberella illustration!
NTamura Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Thanks for the extensive comment...
morbiusx33 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Interesting although in reality the Homo sp. males would be far more likely to carry the spears.
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