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Twin-trunked brachiosaurs by nemo-ramjet Twin-trunked brachiosaurs by nemo-ramjet
I started this as a frivolous joke, but now I'm almost convinced of it... Just look at their frikking skulls!
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:iconmattoosaurus:
Mattoosaurus Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
,THATS ONE BADASS MOOSTACHE
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait... Are they communicating with their trunks? It seems so. Like elephants, but... x2!
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:iconagentlemanscientist:
aGentlemanScientist Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Crazy!
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can imagine them moving their trunks in all directions... If I would see them, I would totally freak out and run away.
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:iconagentlemanscientist:
aGentlemanScientist Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD Same
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:iconamateurcrastination:
amateurcrastination Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Look at those glorious moustaches
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:iconirkenarmada1:
Irkenarmada1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What would be the use of these trunks?
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:icontigris115:
tigris115 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Grabbing leaves and squirting water into their mouths.
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:iconthatartisticmofo:
ThatArtisticMofo Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Actually I think it's now accepted that the nostrils were farther down the snout
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:iconlucassobotta:
lucassobotta Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's like a Jurassic Park remake directed by Guillermo del Toro
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:iconkazuma27:
Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why i haven't faved this before is beyond me!
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:iconhareguizer:
Hareguizer Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
It's like an alien octopoid reconstructed a dolphin from just vertebrae and skulls...
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:iconisterk:
Isterk Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
How did you make your symbol?
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
It is a png file with a transparent background.
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:iconolivethebreloom:
OliveTheBreloom Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looked really silly at first, but now that I think of it you kind of have an idea there.
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
I don't think it'd be as hardcore as double trunks, but gigantic wattles, air sacs and snoods are certainly plausible.
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:iconolivethebreloom:
OliveTheBreloom Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps something tapir-ish?
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Tapir / turkey snood / gharial snout thing
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:iconolivethebreloom:
OliveTheBreloom Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can really see a gharial snout on a sauropod, now that you mention it.
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:iconladyzind:
ladyzind Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
This reminds me of a quote I once heard, about how if we had elephant skulls but no modern elephants, we'd probably reconstruct something that looked like a giant hamster.
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Entirely plausible :)
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:icondeinonychusempire:
DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so weird... But one of the most awesome speculations I've ever seen.
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconwhalewithlegs:
whalewithlegs Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student General Artist
This is kinda awesome ... don't know how I missed it! :D
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh MY GoOdNeSs!!!!!
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:icondiggermutant:
diggermutant Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They look like Magisters of some sort.
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JohnWarrior90 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
I've seen something like this in a king kong book I bought a few years ago. Some how alot of us see that these species of dinosaurs may be similar to elephants. It is interesting.
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:iconjalaflin:
JALaflin Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'd believe it.
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Haha, maybe? :)
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:iconraven-amos:
raven-amos Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
This belongs on the #grawr twitter tag.
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
What is #grawr? Can you explain a bit more?
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:iconraven-amos:
raven-amos Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
#grawr is a hashtag on Twitter that was "hijacked" by Ed Yong, Brian Switek, and a bunch of other dinosaur fans to discuss dinosaur "facts" that have no basis in reality.

For example - "It is increasingly clear to me that Anomalocaris was a Triceratops. They just haven't rearranged the bits correctly yet. #GRAWR" Or one of my favorites, "Dimetrodon sails absorbed energy that could be redirected into its laser-eyes."
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Haha wonderful! I'll definitely give it a look...
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Tapejara Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How long did this take you?
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
About ten minutes - this is an extremely crude sketch...
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Austroraptor Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
[link]

Im sorry to "kill the fun" , but its very unlikely these animals had trunks

still a nice art piece tough!
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
I know that "twin trunks" are way over the top, but I don't think something like a elephant seal's "trunk" is out of the question.
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Austroraptor Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I tend to lean more to an inflatable air sac, like those of hooded seals, or those in your brontosapien
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SpelKille Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
The left one reminds me of Octodad :P
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:iconiltassista:
ilTassista Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
not so frivolous a joke: the usual rendering of the head is unconvincing, I am sure that that bone structure means something interesting --- twin trunks or something else.
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
My thoughts exactly, though this interpretation is purposefully over-the-top...
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:iconiltassista:
ilTassista Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
better over the top than below ;-)
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:iconrathika:
Rathika Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
I have a feeling I would understand this if I knew more about dinosaurs/paleontology... could someone please enlighten me?
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Okay, so these animals, known as "sauropods" have skulls with very strange holes in them. But most restorations simply cover them with skin. I think that instead of being bare, their skulls supported some fancy soft-tissue structures, but I cannot be sure of their nature.
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Rathika Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Okay, thanks for educating me; I know a little bit about a lot of things, but paleontology -- or biology for that matter -- has never been my field of generalization (as opposed to specialization, because that's not how I roll). However, I HAVE read a ridiculous amount of sf, so I feel qualified enough to draw random-ass conclusions.

Possible explanations:
- the foramina (had to look up the plural of "foramen") discovered in the skull weren't natural; instead, they were drilled at hatching to provide access to the brain, for cybernetics. (Incredibly unlikely, but it means cyborg dinosaurs, so thus cool.)
- another kind of sensory organ set into the head was located there; the closest analogue I can think of is sharks' electricity-sensing-thingy.
- those critters had four eyes.
- that's where the miniature pilot sat who controlled their biological-dinosaur-mecha.

Also, I finally found the image this reminded me of: [link]
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MallonIllustration Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ha!
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Weatherfac Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's... almost deranged :P
Instead of being an awe-inspiring moment, if the brachiosaur in Jurassic Park had looked like this the characters would probably have run screaming.
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:iconbensen-daniel:
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Absolutely horrific.
In a good way
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Also, I'm sure you've already seen this, but it still tickles me: [link]

It's like the ideal spec toy I always wanted when I was a kid! (But then, I did have an apparent "Tyrannosaurus" with stegosaur plates running down its back, so I guess that counts for something.)
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Really nice page - though my gut feeling is that there was no "elephantine" trunk, but something far weirder and unique to the group.
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