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.
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."
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
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
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 ?!
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.
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.
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.