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Titanotylopus nebraskensis by RomanYevseyev Titanotylopus nebraskensis by RomanYevseyev
Titanotylopus - large extinct members of the family Camelidae (Camelidae), lived in North America from the late Miocene to about the mid-Pleistocene (10.3 million - 850 thousand years ago). In the genus is known only species - T. nebraskensis.
The genus name «Titanotylopus» - derived from the Greek words Τιτάν, τύλος and πούς - "Titan", "callus" and "foot". In general, the literal translation sounds like "a giant calloused foot."
Notable examples of these megacamels belonged to animals from 2.5 to about 3 meters in height in the back and weighing up to 2,5 tons. Thus, together with Aepycamelus, Megacamelus and Gigantocamelusit it is a tremendous camels in North America.
Outwardly, they looked like rather strange high on the huge humpback "camel-llamas." Shorter body was formed, probably to save energy. To the high spinous processes of thoracic vertebrae, towering up above the big barrel chest, fastened developed musculature. All of this is probably due to the fact that they had to make long seasonal migrations.
The cause of extinction Titanotylopus, perhaps, were the Pleistocene glaciation, which have resulted in the North American mainland has repeatedly formed a huge ice sheet, which significantly limited the habitat of these camelids. And, accordingly, such climatic "shakeup" could not affect the plant-based food. Also, could play a significant role distribution of mammoths migrated from Asia to North America. These huge green eaters themselves often form the landscape, breaking, eating and trampling the trees, as do African elephants.
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WDGHK Featured By Owner Edited Sep 30, 2014
A heard of these giants must have been an amazing site,i read that some specimens might have reached a height of 3,5m,witch would have made them taller than the American mastodon and even some species of mammoth with whom they coexisted   for a while.
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ForbiddenParadise64 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
You heard about the new Syrian camel which may have been even larger than this? I'd love to see what one of them would look like. 
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NightXenon999 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Newly discovered jackass.
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ForbiddenParadise64 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
alright calm down. Yeah, that is what I meant though, sorry for the typo. It's still debated how big it is as far as i know. How big could they have got without limits? 
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RomanYevseyev Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Yes, I read an article about the discovery of this camel. When comparing with the proportions of modern species this camel turns three meters in height. It seems, for camels peculiar gigantism.
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RajasaurusNarm Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Невероятно эпическая работа!!!! Грузные великаны дней минувших...
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kustom65 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, excellent work!
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RomanYevseyev Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Thank you =)!
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Plioart Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ром классно предки верблюдов получились. как настоящая фотка.
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RomanYevseyev Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Спасиб за отзыв=), но эти мегаверблюдины отнюдь не предки современным верблюдам. Предки наших евразийских и аравийских верблюдов - паракамелюсы, мигрировавшие из Северной Америки ещё в миоцене [link]
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent! =)
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RomanYevseyev Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Thanks=)
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I like these. Like a cross between camels and bison.
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RomanYevseyev Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Yes, tall neural spines in the thoracic spine make them look like a bison
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist
very nice..
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RomanYevseyev Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Thank you)
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist
You are welcome
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JurassicPark40 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Stunning!!!
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RomanYevseyev Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Many thanks=)!
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True-Leveller Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, they look like a mixture of a bactrian camel and a bison!
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RomanYevseyev Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Thanks for the comment=) Yes, high spinous processes of spine made him look like a bison.
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Leggurm Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If I ever write a book about prehistoric life, your my illustrator.
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RomanYevseyev Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Thanks=)! Happy to help illustrations and information, because I am an enthusiast of Paleontology.
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Leggurm Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Emphasis on if, my friend and I are trying to write a book series at the moment, but if the need arises I'll ask you.
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good! :thumbsup: Do you actually use samples of photographs of real animals or do you create them entirely by drawing them yourself:? And the background:? I guess that was a normal photograph, or not:?
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RomanYevseyev Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Thanks for the comment)
Yes, it is fully used photographic material. Although it is often necessary to retouch by hand using a brush tools in Photoshop.
Incidentally, I was not the first nor the only one who uses photo collage for the reconstruction of prehistoric animals.
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I must say it looks very real, so you did a good job on the editing! :lol:
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