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Castorocauda by Albertonykus Castorocauda by Albertonykus
Semi-aquatic mammal relative from the Daohugou Beds, which date to the Late Jurassic. Not much to see here.
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Hybodus Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Thanks for drawing this awesome animal. There is never too much therapsid art. It looks quite funny in your image.
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
No problem. Despite being a dinosaur person, I find that the diversity of Mesozoic mammaliaforms is often underappreciated.
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Hybodus Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
You are right about their popularity.

Therapsids have become one of my favourite animal groups recently as I learned more about their history, I have always liked mammals, particularly cetaceans, but I am more interested in therapsids (and other synapsids) as whole group today as I was before. I also like arthropods. Maniraptoran dinosaurs are also among my favourites.
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DarthGojira Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
I remember in high school, being assigned to draw and describe a hypothetical aquatic rodent that descended from rat shipwreck survivors. Two years later, they found this critter XD
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Ha! XD Not that actual rodents that are semi-aquatic aren't fairly numerous. ;)
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MatsukazeYuka Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Guess what? Showed it to "Phineas" and he was like, "Oh, that's nice. Anyone seen Perry?"
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Yes: [link]
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Tyrannotitan333 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did they have four toes (because I expected them to have five)?
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
It should be five toes; they're just not all visible in my drawing.
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Oaglor Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I like the derpy eyes.
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Thanks. XD
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LadyElka Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
Not much to see is still an adorable prehistoric mammal. xD
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Yes. Yes, it is. Well, mammal relative at least.
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LadyElka Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
Close enough. xD
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TyrannosaurusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Justine Beaver!!!:XD:
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Haha!

Okay, that's not quite the stealth reference I was going for. XD
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TyrannosaurusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Hehehe......:iconironhideawesomeplz:
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SpongeBobFossilPants Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Heh heh, nice. Say if you ever drew a prehistoric apodid, someone (i.e. me) might throw in a reference to Taylor Swift!

Not to mention, there's a possibility this thing was a non-mammalian synapsid? I never heard that, and I'm better with mammals than you are!
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Only just saw this comment, sorry. (You weren't directly replying to me, so it didn't show up in my messages.) Castorocauda has always been a non-mammalian synapsid. It's a docodont, which is close but not in Mammalia proper: [link]
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TyrannosaurusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Heh, my knowledge of dinosaurs is much better than my knowledge of prehistoric mammals.;)
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SpongeBobFossilPants Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
I was talking to the original artist.
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TyrannosaurusPrime Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Oops, but you replied under my comment :P
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