yo yo yo! sorry bout da hiatus but when the goin gets tuff, the tuff get off tumblr fo a little while. Anywayz, im back and with me is this lil rascal, Vancleavea Campi. These guys were non-archosaurian archisauriforms, which besides soundin like it dont make no sense, what I gather from it is dat these were very early ancestors of what today is now crocodiles and certain birds. Vancleavea never got too big, averagin about 1.2 m (ruffly 4 ft) and lived during the late Triassic.
However, these lil rascals were a bit different. They differed from otha archosauriforms and tetrapods in that they tails had scale like things (called osteoderms) extending from them rather than tall neural spines. Their long fin like tail and their short limbs suggest they were semiaquatic lil ragamuffins, but I’d lean more to the aquatic side just because look at those arms…. tiny (do some curls or some'in).
Here we see Vancleavea on the long (& endless) quest fo some booty. maybe if he lifted things wuld b different. But alas, Vancleavea searches on, hopelessly…
Meatballs and a chance of cloudy! In prehistoric times there was virtually no clouds anywhere in the sky. Once humans learned how to harvest fire and boil water all of the evaporated water and smoke began to accumulate into the cloud forms in the sky today.
I haven’t done one of these in a very long time but I felt the urge so why not. Here is the Golduck. I envisioned that there would be some sexual dimorphism between the sexes. Males having barbs, ornamental tails, wattles and impressive horns. I kept this re-imagining pretty close to the original design.
Me and a few people laughed too hard at my “Water Cats” remark the other day so I did a thing. Boy, I love it when other non-dinosaurian extinct animals get more exposure, but the misconception needs to stop. That other water cat is not impressed.