#gorgonopsid

MOST RECENT

It's #museummonday & as I've been working on #therapsids today, I thought I'd share this picture from my last visit to the collections at the #London #naturalhistorymuseum, where I came face-to-face with this chap! He may have been a distant relative, but we didn't quite see eye to eye.
Meet #Inostrancevia, a #gorgonopsid from Northern Russia. Growing up to 3.5 m long with 15 cm long canine teeth, this was the top predator of the #Permian food chain. The gorgonopsids were a group of carnivorous therapsids that lived 270-252 million years ago and the first sabretooths. They went #extinct during the #PermoTriassic mass extinction - the biggest extinction event in history, which cleared the way for new animals to emerge in the #Triassic, #mammals & #dinosaurs for example.

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Feeling nostalgic about 2016 so here are some photos of my Gorgonops based Dragon skull from my college hoax project. #art #model #claywork #claywork #synapsid #gorgonopsid #mywork #collegework #artanddesign #clay #dragon #fossil #skull #paleoart #hoax

He has changed a lot and I think I can say I have improved
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Some gorgonopsids because they're weird and cool

This is pretty old now but it keeps my account alive

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Drunkosauři 3/3
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#gorgonopsid #dino #doodle

Pose stolen from @definitelynotpedroandrade, loved it so much!

Today's drawing is Inostrancevia alexandri! This is a large species of gorgonopsid which lived during the Late Permian period in what is now parts of Russia. These animals were some of the first to evolve saber teeth.
This species of the genus Inostrancevia is the largest known gorgonopsid, reaching similar body proportions to a modern grey wolf. Most members in this group possessed saber teeth, which they likely used in taking down strong, thick-skinned prey, such as Scutosaurus, which had strong osteodermic armor. This species was likely the apex predator of its environment, having extremely strong jaws and forelimbs. Gorgonopsids are related to the group containing mammals, however are not direct ancestors of modern mammals - however, they may have possessed traits similar to early mammal ancestors.
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Spent some time at my favorite place in Vegas, the @lvnhmuseum. Pictured: skeleton of Inostrancevia, a terrifying predator from the late Permian period, before the dinosaurs walked the earth.
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W.I.P. of my #inostrancevia #inostranceviaalexandri reconstruction
People requested goegonops but i think this is close enough. Some speculation include the non existance of fur as tegument, because in my perspective hairs were used as sensorial organs such as whiskers. also skin impressions from other synapsids show bare skin without scales or fur

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Hmmmm 🤔

#gorgonopsid inspired

The First Dinosaurs - Part 2: The Great Dying

To understand how the first dinosaurs evolved, we must first go back 252 million years, to the end of the Permian period. In this time, no reptile ruled. Instead, it was the protomammals. Before the Mesozoic, creatures related to modern mammals waddled and ran in the conifer forests and red deserts of the Permian' s only continent, Pangaea. Plumb bodied dicynodonts lumbered looking for plants while being hunted savage dog-like predators called gorgonopsids. In the undergrowth, smaller protomammals were the first animals to have whiskers and fur. At the end of the Permian, it seemed as the protomammals would rule for millions of years to come. This was not to be. For a long time, many have been looking for the reason of the Permian Extinction. It is now thought a volcanic eruption in ancient Siberia is to blame. In an ancient volcanic region known as the Siberia 252 million years ago, the first rivers of lava starting pouring out of the cracks in the rock. This wasn't any type of eruption. This type of eruption, known as a basalt eruption, is when lava from Earth's mantle pours out of cracks in the rock, and it continues to pour for thousands, possibly millions of years. By the time the eruption stopped, a region the size of the United States was covered in a lake of lava. This, however, wasn't the most devastating effect of the volcanoes. The eruption had caused so much smoke to go in the atmosphere, that when it rained, it did not rain water, but acidic liquid. This burned the plants, causing them to die. Now that the oceans were so acidic, hard bodied creatures could not build there bodies. Another side effect of the smoke was that it was filled with greenhouse gasses, that the average temprature of the Earth reached into the 100's. With so much carbon dioxide, the large land animals that needed the most oxygen started to die off as well. The creatures of the Permian burned, baked, starved, and suffocated at the same time. The Permian Extinction was the closest life on Earth had come to being completely eradicated, with 90 percent of all life being killed in an event forever immortalized as "The Great Dying"

Not really a hybrid but more of a weird creature. After the apocalypse the “stalkers” as they are dubbed quickly evolved to fit the collapsing cities and pick of the remaining survivors. Although they don’t have eyes the “crest” or “hump” on there head is able to send out signals that can detect motion and sound from up to 5 km away. They are incredible climbers that can hide in the narrowest and least accessible areas, travels are warned not to enter the cities as a single noise alerts stalkers from miles around , making escape impossible. Basically there op mofo’s.
Despite not being a hybrid I still used a lot of species as inspiration.
The gorogosaurus as there heads are terrifying
The crest comes from a cassowary however it isn’t a true crest as it is covered by skin
Bits of concavonator
The drepanosaurus for the little hook on the tail
And the monkey for it’s climbing and “thumbs” as well as a mishmash of other stereotypical apocalypse monsters.
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The new youtube video is up! Inostrancevia creature profile - narrated art tutorial. On my Youtube channel: valasafantastic. The companion art tips page is also up on my deviantART: Auronyth. Painted in Procreate app on my iPad Pro. This is as accurate as I managed to get and I hope it is good and helpful to people, the video also has palentological facts about the animal. This is meant to help people draw this species, its relatives and when designing fantasy creatures based on gorgonopsids! As always constructive criticism, questions and comments welcome! Sorry for no extra post earlier today I had major difficulties getting this YouTube video to upload and had to try three times! Goodnight everyone!

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