beapeabear:

And that’s why they’re friends.

This is both utterly adorable and utterly heartbreaking :’)

Suggestion Box: Regional Bug Line A Name, Stage 1, Take 2

palaeoregion:

Here is my Arthropleura. open to color changes.

It seems that there was only one name suggested for our first stage for our Bug Line A: Arthropleurunt (Arthropleura+Runt).

Unfortunately, it’s waaaaaaaay longer than the 10-12 letter limit imposed upon canon Pokemon names. So I think it would be a good idea to shorten it.

In the suggestion box below, see if you can come up with a name that fits the canon letter limit that’s derived from the name originally suggested. Two examples could be “Arthrunt” and “Pleurunt”.

Don’t forget that we may derive the name for the evolved form from this form’s name!

How do you want to shorten the chosen name for the first stage of our first regional Bug line?

Fire Starter ‘Dex Entry, Stage 1 - Voting Poll

palaeoregion:

Perrow and its evolutions have been updated! Thanks to Skarmorysilver for helping me improve on my initial designs and to the rest of the Palaeo Region community for both voting my starter in even though it needed some work and for voting in such great names for Quivern’s pre-evolutions. I’m still wondering how I didn’t come up with “Pterrow” myself and “Ignyct” is something I know I wouldn’t have thought up on my own.  Among the changes you my notice are chest plates to give the line a bit of armor and more details on their wings. In Quivern’s case especially, you’ll notice that the extra legs have been incorporated into the wings (and look infinitely better that way, thanks again to Skarmorysilver). Quivern’s crest now includes two arrows (which grow out of the crest and regrow quickly after being fired/knocked loose in battle).  —————  MOD: One thing I’d also like to point out… I noticed Quivern’s color scheme looked like a certain supersonic pterosaur from the Japanese monster movies of the 50’s, which is why I suggested the belly plates to continue the shout-out. I hope this brings the official artwork for our Fire Starters up to the same quality level as the other designs we have so far.  Special thanks to emeraldmew for greenlighting the suggestions I made for their designs, and I hope to see more contest entries from you in the future! :)  On that note, seeing as I’m trying to avoid favoritism on this blog, I’ll be happy to help you out from now on if you feel the need to fix up or change your designs should they win and enter this region. I’ll be happy to suggest anything you’d like in written or illustrated form, so by all means, feel free to message me!

We have four Version B dex entries for Pterrow, so let’s pick one! As a reminder, here’s the Version A entry:

"It uses its pointed beak as a weapon, diving out of the sky to attack. It flies as swiftly as an arrow fired from a bow."

  1. It loves to explore and often strays from its flock. Its cries for help sound like crackling fire.
  2. Vulnerable at a young stage, it clings close to its parents for protection.
  3. Despite being at an early stage of life, Pterrow can shoot anything with surprising accuracy. It often does this to pester other Pokemon.
  4. It playfully launches rocks from its beak to fight off intruders.

What else do you want the Pokédex to say about Pterrow?

grimchild:

Been doodling Spinosaurus again after the new findings came out.  Also since every goddamn article and video about Spinosaurus has to compare it to T. rex, have a comparison between my rex and spino.  The legs are a bit bigger than NatGeo’s version after what Scott Hartman came out with.  Also thought it would be neat if the sail sort of mimicked the look of river debris and dead branches so it could camouflage itself as such when trundling along through the water.

I need to update my blog for my fakemon designs. It’s been forever since I’ve done so.
Anyway, since I posted some swimming dinos yesterday, I thought I’d showcase a fakemon concept I made on my old dA account last year. It was originally based on the pun of “Bary-Onix" i.e. a Rock-type Baryonyx, and was changed into a Rock/Water spinosaur line as an homage to the Egyptian crocodile god, Sobek (as Spinosaurus was from the Egyptian locale).
While I’m still fond of the concept, I’m not sure whether to bring it into my region, enter it as a contest entry for a community region, or even sell it off. I would like to redesign it for the latter two cases, though. Since the new Spino has short hind legs and an almost quadrupedal stance, maybe I could incorporate elements of terrestrial crocodilians like Kaprosuchus into both stages during the redesign process. And modify Spinilobyx’s sail to match the current double-peaked shape.
I’ll make more fakemon designs soon, I promise!

I need to update my blog for my fakemon designs. It’s been forever since I’ve done so.

Anyway, since I posted some swimming dinos yesterday, I thought I’d showcase a fakemon concept I made on my old dA account last year. It was originally based on the pun of “Bary-Onix" i.e. a Rock-type Baryonyx, and was changed into a Rock/Water spinosaur line as an homage to the Egyptian crocodile god, Sobek (as Spinosaurus was from the Egyptian locale).

While I’m still fond of the concept, I’m not sure whether to bring it into my region, enter it as a contest entry for a community region, or even sell it off. I would like to redesign it for the latter two cases, though. Since the new Spino has short hind legs and an almost quadrupedal stance, maybe I could incorporate elements of terrestrial crocodilians like Kaprosuchus into both stages during the redesign process. And modify Spinilobyx’s sail to match the current double-peaked shape.

I’ll make more fakemon designs soon, I promise!

drawingdinosaurs:

drawingdinosaurs:

A hastily drawn Spinosaurus based on the skeleton seen here, supposedly based on new material.
The osteoderms are totally not plagiarised from the main image and are there because osteoderms are cool.

Bringing this back because of some relevance (can’t imagine what).
New and improved version coming soon (possibly).

drawingdinosaurs:

drawingdinosaurs:

A hastily drawn Spinosaurus based on the skeleton seen here, supposedly based on new material.

The osteoderms are totally not plagiarised from the main image and are there because osteoderms are cool.

Bringing this back because of some relevance (can’t imagine what).

New and improved version coming soon (possibly).

lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king:

rhamphotheca:

Nomad’s Find Helps Solve Mystery of the Spinosaurus
by Kenneth Chang
The first bones came in a cardboard box. Nizar Ibrahim, a paleontologist, was in the Moroccan oasis town of Erfoud at the edge of the Sahara, returning from a dinosaur dig in the sands. Inside the box, brought to him by a nomad, were sediment-encrusted pieces more intriguing than anything he had found himself, including a blade-shaped bone with a reddish streak running through the cross section. He took the bones to a university in Casablanca.
That was April 2008.
The next year, he was in Italy visiting colleagues at the Milan Natural History Museum who showed him bones that looked as if they were part of Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, a strange-looking predatory dinosaur larger than Tyrannosaurus rex that lived in northern Africa about 95 million years ago…
(read more: NY Times)
illustration by Davide Bonadonna

That illustration is absolutely gorgeous. Quadraped Spinosaurus, people!

lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king:

rhamphotheca:

Nomad’s Find Helps Solve Mystery of the Spinosaurus

by Kenneth Chang

The first bones came in a cardboard box. Nizar Ibrahim, a paleontologist, was in the Moroccan oasis town of Erfoud at the edge of the Sahara, returning from a dinosaur dig in the sands. Inside the box, brought to him by a nomad, were sediment-encrusted pieces more intriguing than anything he had found himself, including a blade-shaped bone with a reddish streak running through the cross section. He took the bones to a university in Casablanca.

That was April 2008.

The next year, he was in Italy visiting colleagues at the Milan Natural History Museum who showed him bones that looked as if they were part of Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, a strange-looking predatory dinosaur larger than Tyrannosaurus rex that lived in northern Africa about 95 million years ago…

(read more: NY Times)

illustration by Davide Bonadonna

That illustration is absolutely gorgeous. Quadraped Spinosaurus, people!

rhamphotheca:

The New Spinosaurus

by Brian Switek

Spinosaurus has changed dramatically since I was a kid. The model I used to terrorize my other toys with looked like an overgrown Allosaurus with a giant sail on its back.

As paleontologists rearranged the dinosaur family tree and found new species, however, they realized that Spinosaurus was a very different sort of animal, allied with croc-snouted, heavy-clawed dinosaurs like Baryonyx. When Spinosaurus finally tore up the celluloid in 2001′s Jurassic Park III, it was as a monstrous carnivore with giant claws, an elongated snout filled with conical teeth, and a flashy fin atop its back. And the evolution of Spinosaurus imagery has not stopped.

A paper out in Sciencexpress today proposes that Spinosaurus was far stranger than paleontologists expected.

The core of the new study, led by University of Chicago paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim, is a partial skeleton of Spinosaurus found in the 97 million year old rock of Morocco. The importance of the new specimen is in revealing parts of Spinosaurus never seen before. The skeleton includes parts of the skull and some vertebrae, but the real keys to the new Spinosaurus are the hips and hindlimbs…

(read more: Laelaps - National Geographic)

illustration by Davide Bonadonna; skeletal by Tyler Keillor, Lauren Conroy, and Erin Fitzgerald

Two words, just two sweet little words: MEGA. FERALIGATR.

MAKE IT HAPPEN NINTENDO

Design Contest #5, Part 3: Regional Bug Type B

palaeoregion:

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Now that we’ve decided our designs for our first common Bug-type, let’s do the second! So on that note, it’s time to define some rules…

  • Your design can be based on any type of prehistoric nautiloid. See the rule below before jumping into an arbitrary design, however.
  • For this contest, I would like to challenge my fellow designers - along with the nautiloid, you must base your entry on a dragon, but it must be a specific type of dragon. Nagas, Lou Carcolh, Ladon, Xiuhcoatl, anything is fair game as long as it refers to a specific legend. For a list of specific dragon myths, see Wikipedia’s list of dragons in myth and folklore.
  • Your design must be based around the following move: Azul Divider (Physical, 15 PP, 75 Power, 95% Accuracy): The user spins its body toward its opponent in a display of draconic might, breaking through any barriers that stand in its path.
  • There must be two stages, and the last stage at least should be Bug/Dragon type. Keep in mind that being the aquatic bug, this family may also use Water-type moves - the first stage can be either pure Bug, Bug/Water, or Bug/Dragon.
  • You can enter up to three designs as long as they fit the conditions above.
  • All submissions must be your own original work; anyone who submits plagiarized work will be banned from future contests. All stages must also be in the same image for organization purposes.
  • You may submit hand-drawn, digitally drawn art, or sprites created manually (I’ll only accept fusions as reference material for others). You can also send in verbal descriptions for other artists to use as a guide.
  • Do not send in ideas based off of copyrighted characters.
  • Your design must not evolve to or from any other Pokemon, canon or otherwise.
  • You can give your design names, abilities, and other suggested Pokédex information, but the community can suggest to change it should it win.

Good luck, everyone! The deadline date for submissions will tentatively be September 27!

Suggestion Box: Regional Bug Line A Name, Stage 1

palaeoregion:

Here is my Arthropleura. open to color changes.

It’s also time to name our first Regional Bug Line! Starting, of course, with the first stage.

You know the drill - suggest any name you like as long as it fits the guidelines of Pokemon names in general.

What do you want the first stage of our first regional Bug line to be called?