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Intelligent Oviraptorosaur by nemo-ramjet Intelligent Oviraptorosaur by nemo-ramjet
I know at least one other person has intelligent Ovis in his artwork. This is my take on the concept.

Note: This guy has nothing to do with the "official" dinosauroids. It is -for now- a one-off flight of fancy.
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vasix Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a funny feeling that oviraptorosaurs would be the non-bird dinosaurs who would survive into our timeline if the KT Event hadn't killed all of them off. Damn, I have so many dreams of these lovely creatures...they explain all the bird/human hybrids of the world's mythologies in my dreams...sigh...
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Stargate38 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why is the download button disabled? :? Most of your other deviations have it enabled.
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WatcherInThePuddle Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's... kinda cute. I like it!
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Ebervalius Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you should try to create an inteligent Leptictid!
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MicrocosmicEcology Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Much more refined than my version! Very nice.
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Hyena-De-Peluche Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
And do they still feed on eggs? A stockbreeding society, maybe?
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
The idea that oviraptorosaurs fed only on eggs has been discredited for some time now. These guys are omnivorous - part of the reason for their success.
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Nettleheart Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Doesn't mean they never did.
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commander-salamander Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love seeing these things. Oh Great Invisible Pink Unicorn why did you just make monkeys think they were clever enough to wear pants?
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
The maddening thing is, something like this could have existed and died out without leaving a trace in the fossil record. I wouldn't place any bets, but I would feel so vindicated if a big-brained dinosaur fossil turned up in my lifetime.
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commander-salamander Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You are so very right.

What would be kinda hilarious would be if the so called "evidence" that those nutjobs use to prove people and dinosaurs co-existed were actually the product of these big-brained dinos.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
They wouldn't get the joke, they'd just invent another story to justify themselves :/ Man, even if something absolutely undeniable came up, (i.e, dinosauroid fossilized with prehistoric i-pod, etc.) they'd just say "...but they had no souls."
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commander-salamander Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
How about their favourite gambit "trick made by the devil"?
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Chimpeetah Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
You know what..I'm inspired to create a little world around these guys ! Yeah I think I'll give it a go :D
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Go on man!
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Chimpeetah Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Sweet, how do notosuchian derived 'ur-mammals' and Megathere-like ornithopods sound :P
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
This notosuchian ur-mammal idea keeps cropping up left and right. Is it due to that South American croc with mammal-like teeth and whatnot?
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Chimpeetah Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Well, actually when I was in the process of progressing with WIW , with JohnFaa and KayKay, she designed some of the animals, including this critter , [link] . So I was inspired to pretty much design an entire group of crocodilians that converged with mammals in several aspects, and since they pretty much took up several mammalian niches back then....

And yeah they'll have 'hair' and maybe ovoviviparity, as well as mammalian-like metabolisms and lifestyles ;)
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Man, the drawing is amazing and very convincing! Are there any more online? The only problem might be the ovoviviparity, but nevertheless...
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Chimpeetah Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Well it was by Amoeba-like-Thingy (KayKay)(and it was just to be a 'normal' derived Notosuchian) a while back, the only other pictures are the colored ones in my gallery, and a few others that have no relevance. I figure the ovoviviparity isn't plausible as the shells were to hard to go back to being soft, but I try :P

I'll probably do my own rendition, as well as a few other bizarre critters...though I now wonder if me ideas should belong to your original Dinosauroid world ?!
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
We didn't have any ideas like this on our dinosauroid world, but maybe we could? I wouldn't have them replace mammals completely however, just a few pongolin/xenarthan like oddities left and right. :)
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OrzhovSlodier Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Instant favourite.
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Katie-Murphy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Gorgeous - love the subtle textures.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Thanks!
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El-Moppo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010   Digital Artist
Amazing.
I Loves It! :D <3 :)

Why not just make them all intelligent, and watch them fight for power over the Earth? lol.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Intelligent sauropods, troodonts, megalancosaurs, etc... But why fight when you can have a federation of uplifted species?
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El-Moppo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010   Digital Artist
And then... They have Religious and Economical squabbling in the courts and or Senate?
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povorot Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Sounds a little too "phantom Menace" to me, guys...
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El-Moppo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010   Digital Artist
Yeah... Whoops there, on my behalf, yes. Anyway. Yes.
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gruffin Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
Cool. I drew these guys too back in the day. Well not this species-- I think I based them off of Troodon like the dinosauroid (it looks like a fraggin FROG) but gave them feathers and a mostly horizontal posture.

Maybe I should update!
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
You most definitely should - I'd love to see other people's dinosauroids.
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Hydromancerx Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Cool! :D
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Ninjerina Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Student General Artist
I like'm! you should color him/it, I picture pretty plumage:floating:
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saintabyssal Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been musing on this concept for like a year. If only I was a good artist I could have beaten you to the punch. :( Either way, good work Nemo!
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
I think these things come naturally once you've read enough on the subject.
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Rayn-Hammer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome,reminds me of a baby cockatoo....
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
Actually, oviraptorosaurs look weirdly like parrots, in general.
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Rayn-Hammer Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess that's why I love both
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delibal Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Sapient -> Intelligent
ehm. :)
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beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Artist
Oooh that's awesome. Great job on the line quality, and the overall design.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
Thanks!
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Giant-Blue-Anteater Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to see you still do stuff!
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Nolo84 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does it still suffer the curse of the lack of pronation?
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
There are some who call it a curse... and others who consider it a blessing :)
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M0AI Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nice! Great linework. This is much more subtle than your intelligent Pterosaur. Besides the large cranium, really the only features setting it apart are the opposable first digits and the notched tool-grabbing beak, both of which are, again, fairly subtle features. This isn't a criticism, just an observation.:)
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
Thanks man. Going subtle was kinda my aim in this picture. Also, the dinosaurian body plan is sorta conservative, so that not more than a few tweaks are necessary to morph it into a plausible-looking sophont.
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Chimpeetah Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Again, he amazes us ! I guess I should really upload my sapient pterosaur :D
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
Go ahead, what are you waiting for?
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Chimpeetah Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
It's this thing called being lazy LOL I already have it drawn, I just need to make it darker, that's all...
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