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Timmy the Turtle
August 14th, 2008 #1
C.O.W. - #121: Arctic Dinosaur - Voting!
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Topic: Arctic Dinosaur
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Hide this ad by registering as a memberAugust 21st, 2008 #2
Concept: Arctic Dinosaur
Large raptor hunts in packs. Uses the spines along it's back to warm its self.
August 21st, 2008 #3
Concept: Avrisaurus Groenlandis
Avrisaurus Groenlandis (Ground Reptile from Greenland) was absolutely unique dinosaur. He was discovered in northern Greenland in 2008. It is true that at the north and south pole was warmer than today, so in summer plants, even some trees could appear in that areas, but the arctic winter was very cold and snowy. Evolution gave to Avrisaurus special tool, its upper limbs was adapted to be used like shovels. Creature could dig to find plants and theirs roots under snow or ground. Animal has got two big ventricles in its cheeks, scientists suppose that dinosaur could store up like hamsters. Paleontologists analised the construction of tail and announced that creature was able to accumulate fat in it, preparing itseld before the arctic winter. The last interesting thing was the sail-like structure on animals back. It was probably used to attract females. Avrisaurus Groenlandis was an amazing creature, perfectly adapted for the polar climat nad low temperatures.
Last edited by Thalion; August 22nd, 2008 at 03:46 PM."Imagination is more important than knowledge..."
August 21st, 2008 #4
[*B]Artist: Tom Martin [*COLOR=White]Dr Midnight[/color]
Concept: [*COLOR=White]Bearded Snow Titan[/color]
The Snow Titan is a snuggly, squishy pile of love in the shape of an immense white carnivore. Evolution has removed its forelegs entirely. It draws heat through crude solar plates along its neck and back that spread heat via its blood vessels to its extremities. Large portions of its underside are covered in thick black hair. A ridge of spikes above and below its eyes shield its vision from arctic glare. A mystery to scientists is how it manages to grow to over 200 tons in an environment that doesn't provide enough food for a creature half its size. Another mystery is how it got so adorable.Tom Martin, stuff-drawer
August 21st, 2008 #5
Speculated by many scientists as an off-shoot of the Oviraptor, the Niviraptor has evolved to survive in the harsh and bleak climate of the Antarctic. To combat heat loss, the Niviraptor has grown to a size that rivals that of polar bears and walruses, as well as developing a large fatty deposit on its back, much like a camel. Still retaining its egg-theft ancestry, the Niviraptor is known to eat penguin eggs and penguins.
August 21st, 2008 #6
Artist: Timmy the Turtle
Concept: Alozauru' cu ochi căprui
Global warming doesn't kill polarbears. This thing does! Reports of a "Yeti Godzilla" living in Antarctica are old, but it's only recently that the scientific comunity sent Pierre Lafourche to investigate if the rumours are true and maybe photograph the beast and find out if it has a polarbears on the menu: "Ze rumors, zey are true! I have fotografiated ze beast and also found out it has polarbears on ze menu."
Last edited by Timmy the Turtle; August 23rd, 2008 at 02:50 AM.
August 21st, 2008 #7
Concept: the arctic apatasaurus
the AA is the largest known dinosaur to inhabit the arctic. its sheer size and forest of hair help it survive the turbulent and harsh conditions. its hair is much like the hair of the polar bear, which traps heat exceptionally well. the spikes on its back are actually extensions of its spine, and are helpful in warding off predators. it feeds by dipping its head into the chilly water and gathering up tons of krill and shrimp, much like a whale.
(and yes i know that yellow and red arn't cold colors, but i was goin for a sunsetty look)
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August 22nd, 2008 #8
Omethius is said to have horns of black ice and breath that stinks of freeze burnt flesh. Tribes say that the stink of the beast is something coughed fourth from hell itself. It is said if it is smelled once, leaves the victim a lifetime of nightmares and vile hallucinations, slowly leading the sufferer down a path of insanity from which they never return.
Most who fall prey to this fate, end up disappearing from their villages. It is rumored that their mind dies as they slowly fall under control of the beast. Eventually leaving their homes an empty husk of their former self, on a path that always leads north, to where the ancient beast is always feeding.
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August 22nd, 2008 #9
Concept: Iceosaurus Rex
Adapted to the cold is putting it mildly this creature is COLD blooded, Literally.
Its blood is so cold when it reaches the atmosphere it freezes instantly. The largest carnivore in the arctic, this creature dominates this desolate environment.Art can explain whatever the mind of man himself can conceive.....
August 22nd, 2008 #10
Concept: Ice Raptor
The only known predatory Dinosaur to have roamed the wastelands of ice in the arctic, the Ice Raptor is a creature built for its environment.
Everything from its black scales and solar sails to retain the sun's heat, to its thick hide, rugged furry coat, and double talons on each claw allow this lone wolf species to survive in an environment where many cannot.
With its awesome eyesight, and an excited leap, this raptor spots lunch waiting in the depths of an icy pool, and pursues its favorite meal, fish. As an added bonus to its evolutionary survival in this unforgiving and most dangerous terrain, this rare and cunning predator has developed a finned tail, allowing it to swim as fast as its prey.
Last edited by scorge; August 23rd, 2008 at 09:16 PM.
August 22nd, 2008 #11
Artist: Mr Man
Discovered by Professor Smith. The Smithosaur is the only Dinosaur and perhaps reptile to have ever been found in the Arctic. People first thought that the remains of this creature happened to arrive in the Arcitic via a slow moving glacier, however research found that the Smithosaur's diet consists of the local animals found in the Arctic, such as penguins (ancient penguins).
In order to survive in this harsh climate the Smithosaurs body is covered with blubber. A trait normally found with marine mammals. This creature is however very slow, conserving as much energy as possible.
August 22nd, 2008 #12
Known to be the only dinosaur that lived exclusively on the ice plains of the arctic the Glacieplanusaurus is said to be the only dinosaur that completely resorted to cannibalism as there were no other animals of the size to serve as food. Especially the males lived almost their whole life without any social contact except for the very short time of mating season. Palaeontologists have to rely on a very small number of discovered bones to prove their theories but they say that wounds and scratches found on said bones that could only go back on other glacieplanusaurus' horns imply this as the reason why it was extinct this early in history already.
with their tiny legs resting no longer that 20 minutes at a stretch to lose no temperature and their big bulgy bodies keeping organs warm enough they were equiped to spent a life in this cold climate.
August 22nd, 2008 #13
Artist: Quinn Simoes
Concept: Arctic Devil
This rare Dinosaur known as the Arctic Devil, because of its reddish appearance and black horns, spends most of its time scavenging glacier caves for food scraps left over from other predators, occasionally coming across fresh prey as seen here.
August 22nd, 2008 #14
Concept: Nivaceratops Ansonni
The ancestors of the North-American snow trike ( Nivaceratops Ansonni ) were of the few dinosaurs that managed to survive the major extinction. They travel in herds of 20 to 30 and feed on lichens and graminaes. They use their horns to probe the snow and uncover their meal. They have a fleshy overgrowth on the nose that warms the air before it penetrates the lungs. When threatened, by a polar bear or another arctic predator, the herd forms a circle around its youngs, creating a jungle of horns and feet wich is practically unbreakable. Fur on the trike’s back is in fact composed of protofeathers that evolved into long insulating fibers during the ice age. Quills on its tail are not poisonous, as opposed to the ones of their ancestors. They are only used for display in the mating season, a period in wich they become drained in blood.
(P.S. it was never proven that ceratopsids possessed quills. It has only been found on primitive ceratopsians. This is my own interpretation. )
August 22nd, 2008 #15
Concept: Grandosaurus Rex (Ice Lizard King)
Grandosaurus is one of the last remaining ice dinosaurs. Located in northern snowy climates, this creature has learned and evolved to conserve energy by staying still and allowing snow to collect on its back. It then uses its incredible sense of smell to ambush anything passing by.
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