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Postosuchus and Desmatosuchus by RavePaleoArt Postosuchus and Desmatosuchus by RavePaleoArt
North America during the late Triassic. Two Postosuchus kirkpatricki try to take down a somewhat larger Desmatosuchus spurensis in a tropical forest consisting of ferns, Araucarioxylon trees and Otozamites.

Update: I realize that this drawing needs some additional explanation after reading some of the comments I have had here and there. The two Postosuchus in this drawing are trying to take down the larger Desmatosuchus, whereby the one Postosuchus in the front is jumping on the back of the Desmatosuches in an attempt to slow it down and tire it. The armor on the back of Desmatosuchus is to strong to attack it from that side, so the other Postosuchus-only seen partly because it is on the other side of the Desmatosuchus-goes for the throat, the only weak spot. This is similar to how lions kill their prey and there really is nothing 'else' going on here.
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Evodolka Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
why is it that i always see these 2 together?
did they find a fossil of the 2 fighting or something?
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RavePaleoArt Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not a fossil as such of both fighting as seen in the 'fighting pair' fossil where Velociraptor and Protoceratops are seen clinging together in a death struggle, as depicted in one of my other drawings. Desmatosuchus scutes have been found though in rich concentration of Postosuchus skeletons which might indicate predation of the latter on the former. Postosuches was one of the apex predators of its time and therefore it seems likely that it preyed on Desmatosuchus as well.
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Evodolka Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
oh alright then
you see i asked because it is always these 2 it's not postosauchus vs ceolophisis or plateosaurus or anything i have seen 5 different pictures each of these same 2 crocodilomorphs fightings
(desmatosuchus is a crocodile relative right?)
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RavePaleoArt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess that's simply because it's more exciting to imagine these two in mortal combat than Postosuchus chasing a coelophysis which would be more of a snack to it. And they're both crocodile relatives indeed. They're Crurotarsi, or Pseudosuchia, which comes down to the same thing: crocodile line archosaurs. The other line is Avemetatarsalia, the line leading to dinosaurs and ultimately birds.
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Evodolka Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
that makes sense, thanks for explaining :D

thanks i was curious but it's hard to tell with Desmatosuchus's head looking so odd ^^;
thank you so much for this info :D
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snugglesthedinosaur Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work, but for a second I thought something else was going on.
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AntonellisofbBender Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Student Filmographer
i can remake this image plot in blender if you want
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RavePaleoArt Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am not familiar with blender, what would it do?
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AntonellisofbBender Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Student Filmographer
blender is a 3d animation program that is free online
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RavePaleoArt Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That sounds interesting. I'm curious how it would look like in 3d.
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AntonellisofbBender Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Student Filmographer
you can find blender tutorials on youtube and find out for your self
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RavePaleoArt Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've finally managed to upload a photo which is true to the original colors of the drawing!
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WDGHK Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not to sound dirty or anything, but that's an "intresting" pose to put these 2 animals in.:D (Big Grin)  
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It looks pretty realistic O.o Stunning job :3
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grisador Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017
Nice !
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XStreamChaosOfficial Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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apexpredator7 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017
amazing
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