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Homo sapiens, GSP Style by nemo-ramjet Homo sapiens, GSP Style by nemo-ramjet
The late Holocene running predator "Homo sapiens."

Some specimens of this animal were found with trace fossils of hair near its head. Its restoration with similar integument near its arms here is tentative.

This animal shared its habitat with the vicious, sickle-clawed, pack-hunting "Cat," the long-necked "Horse," and the sail-backed "Cow."
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:iconevodolka:
Evodolka Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
this was me back when i just began to work out Skeletor
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zebG Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I shall call him Freddy.
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Franoys Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This is perfect.
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ZemplinTemplar Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016
Hehe, I love jokey "reconstructions" like this. :-)
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TheDerpasaur Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw a reconstruction that had a strip of hair above their eyes, how useless could that be?! It also had a protruding nose and fat storage on it's stomach area, not to mention they all came in different colors, like really? Scientists are trying to ruin Cenozoic Park, I swear...
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol
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:iconthederpasaur:
TheDerpasaur Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How did you find this lol
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:icontrilobitecannibal:
TrilobiteCannibal Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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:iconthederpasaur:
TheDerpasaur Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why would he portray a modern pterosaur like that? Completely lacking phycnofibers and fat?

scratches chin with claw
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TrilobiteCannibal Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's also way to skinny, it would be dead
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:iconthederpasaur:
TheDerpasaur Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup lol.
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:icontrilobitecannibal:
TrilobiteCannibal Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
attack of the zombie pterosaurs :p
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:iconthederpasaur:
TheDerpasaur Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
RAWR
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:icontrilobitecannibal:
TrilobiteCannibal Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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ImpirrenRyRy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
I think I'd rather have bootai then tails...
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:iconapesfangs:
ApesFangs Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016
Especially that the booty-less individuals lack a muscle that would be crucial for locomotion :)
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TrilobiteCannibal Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh, he said booty :XD:
that comment perplexed me for so long 
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ImpirrenRyRy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
Really? Ha! Sorry about that then.
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:icontrilobitecannibal:
TrilobiteCannibal Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no I'm sorry for not understanding
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Reality-Glitch Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Student General Artist
I find it a little hard to believe we Homo Novas evolved from THAT hideous thing.  Those lowly Homo Lutum maybe, but us?  No.  I just can't swallow that.
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Arctic-Titan Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
I saw this bizarre reconstruction someone made of a homo sapiens once where two blobs were randomly hanging on its chest. What purpose would these things even serve anyway? Honestly, these things would just make the creature look weird and hideous in my opinion.
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Kimorox Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
Seriously speaking here, I actually do wonder why "female" humans have to have such big breasts... it IS weird imo. It just seems annoying and bulky for thoses who have such indeed blods. Honestly im glad mines are pretty small.
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jummbl Featured By Owner Edited Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I liked homo sapiens better when they were on all fours... science ruins everything
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Kuwaizair Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016
which one is that in reference to? Iguanadon?
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:iconjummbl:
jummbl Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep heheh
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ShamusWorld Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
woah woah woah wait
this is what we were SUPPOSED to look like?
omg #3fab5me 
but really i can't tell if the description is serious or not lol
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theloganator2 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
Basically this is a statement on how inaccurate one can be when interpreting what an extinct animal looked like based on its fossils. It's like if say 100 million years something else is kicking about and finds fossil remains of us, how would they picture us? How would they interpret the evidence, assuming they use similar reasoning and methods.
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ShamusWorld Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
ohhh okay.
thanks
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bigfootRULES Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student Writer
there are some theories stating that the humans were a advanced civilization that had wiped themselves out by nuclear war, but scientists have dismissed them as stories made by paranoid crackpots.
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jummbl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's the government, man! THEY DON'T WANT US TO KNOW!
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Coloanas Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Makes me wonder, there was a thick layer of iridium in the strata during the late Mesozoic. Perhaps the cause of the K-Pg extinction were sapient dinosaurs!
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OnlyClock Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
How will they ever know how glorious we looked when our plumage was cresting?
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nowadays, we know, that "humans" hadn't an upright position, like this. Also, "humans" were semi-aquatic.
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you hear about the medium sized omnivore "pigs"? It's said, that they are possible relatives of the ancient "cows". They lived near together in "barn" buildings... Maybe some kind of hive, built by them. It could be possible, that they are the same species.
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thediremoose Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Meanwhile, the "Dog," although often considered an active predator due to its large teeth and long legs, must really have been a scavenger due to the lack of sharp claws. Furthermore, its large olfactory lobe clearly indicates it was adapted for tracking down carcasses. Its larger size compared to a cat was obviously for scaring packs of cats away from their kills.

After all, we know cats had to have been pack hunters due to evidence from the larger but closely-related "Lion."
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Rexyf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Was just thinking, could you imagine how future paleontologists would interprit an Ant-Eater? "Clearly some manner of nectar feeding herbivore, moving about from flower to flower like a massive butterfly, using its claws for self-defence."
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tonerebellion Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
If you ever color this specimen, I suggest using vivid, bright colors in elaborate patterns (of red, green, yellow and orange, for example) . Anatomical studies have shown that members of this genus had well developed eyes, as well as the accompanying areas corresponding to vision in the brain, but a comparatively poorly developed sense of smell, unlike related genera of mammals. Although speculative, it is entirely possible that these animals would actually have been able to distinguish a variety of colors, and if so, they would likely have possessed vivid coloration to facilitate social interactions - for example, for mating purposes and intra-species recognition (which is doubly plausible considering that they probably could not use scent for this purpose, owing to their relatively underdeveloped olfactory sense). Otherwise, I fully endorse this restoration and expect to be seeing full, life sized reconstructions mounted in our finest museums in the near future, so that all may admire these magnificent creatures as they must have looked like while they still roamed this world!
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homfrog Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
That's called clothing. That's what we do with clothing.
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tonerebellion Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
True, but we didn't evolve with clothing, it's just something we've been using in the last few thousand years (compared to the hundreds of thousands and millions of years that our species and genus has been around). We can also fly (with aircraft) and "see" x-rays now, but we didn't evolve with that ability either. Humans use technology to do all kinds of things.

In any case, primate ancestors of Homo Sapiens probably evolved color vision to help with distinguishing fruit (ripe from unripe, for example), but it's easy to see how a future scientist might arrive at the erroneous conclusion that we were a biologically brightly colored species and reconstruct us as such, though in actual fact, we are not - at least not compared to many birds and reptiles, for example!
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ookaookaooka Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
"Sail-backed cow" lol :)
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Irkenarmada1 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The late Holocene is distinguished from other time periods by the strange sedimentary materials and the large number of extinctions. It is unknown how many life forms became extinct during this time. Homo sapiens itself has been proposed as having a central role in these peculiarities, but it is now commonly believed that this is improbable.
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Irkenarmada1 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work.
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Preradkor Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just imagined how strange would look reconstruction based on skeleton of earth vertebrate (like human) made by aliens with external skeleton, who had never seen any creature with internal bones. Tey would probably try to place most of bones outside body. That would be eerie. Maybe it is also good idea to draw? :D
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SimKoning Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
I'm not sure if this is a fair criticism. Mammals typically have considerably more flesh over their heads and the musculature in the legs is quite different. If you look at a naked bird, you'll see that they typically do in fact have the "shrink wrapped" look seen in GSP's restorations. The lack of a protruding calcaneus and generally different muscle shape gives bird legs a "drumstick" look, with little more than tendons, skin and bone on the lower legs and feet. Greg Paul was putting feathers on dinosaurs, even the ornithischians (including baby hadrosaurids), so I'm not sure why this restoration has so little hair.

It would be more fair to guess how a distant future alien paleoartist might reconstruct a human by using extant mammal species as a reference. I would bet that it would be constructed without claws, lots of hair, lips, outer ears that might look too pointed or long and possibly a flat, ape like nose. I think it would look closer to us than what you depicted here.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
I agree with your objections - this picture is intended as a critique of sparse palaeoreconstructions in general rather than an attack on GSP.
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SimKoning Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Well now I just feel stupid.... lol
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raptorman123 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
I am a relic of the time of humans. I watched their race leave this planet for pastures new. Those that didn't were annihilated by the malevolent Martians, who had been drawn back to their home solar system by a possible threat to their survival. I cannot explain what they looked like, as their bodies were a work of art, something no land-dwelling squid will ever understand. I was once human, but I am now a vampire, forced to walk the Earth for eternity. Picture me without iridescent skin/fangs and you only get a small glimpse of the long-gone humans. *sobs*
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DistantLightz Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
But...isn't the Martian home system ALSO the Homo sapiens' home system?
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