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Amphibious tank by Dontknowwhattodraw94 Amphibious tank by Dontknowwhattodraw94
Art for a blogpost by :iconnashd1: I did a while ago.
Short explanation by Duane Nash for all clearity: "The post does not suggest that ankylosaurs or any other ornithischians (not ruling it out either) were amphibious like hippos merely that negative density may have occurred in some species that had thick skin & armor making them move like hippos in the water. Armadillos have also been reported to move like this underwater on occasion but they are obviously not amphibious."

There are quite some little critters hidden in here because I like to hide critters:

Ankylosaurus magniventris (Ankylosaurid)
Brachychampsa montana (Alligatoroid)
Habrosaurus dilatus (Sirenid salamander)
Scapherpeton tectum (Scapherpetontid salamander)
Potamornis skutchi (Hesperonithid)
Amia fragosa (Amiid fish)
Belonostomus longirostris (Aspidorhynchid fish)
Pleurobema cryptorhynchus (Unionid bivalve)
Campeloma sp. (Viviparid snail)
Crassostrea subtrigonalis (oyster)
Random water scorpion (Nepidae)


Also if you want to know some flora that I got from here because if it existed in Alberta it (or something close to it) will probably have lived in Hell Creek too, right?

Pistia corrugatus (floating water plant, Araceae)
Trapa sp. (Water chestnut)
Also some algae stuff.
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:icondovahkiinhu3br:
DovahkiinHU3BR Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Great drawing!

The idea is interesting. Having in mind how it was very volumous (and how the "armor" would prevent effective heat elimination in the areas that were covered by the "armor"), it would make sense for it to cool down on water sometimes.
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That could be, yes. And lots of animals enjoy a mud bath from time to time :)
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AVCDPS Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
I love this drawing and the idea behind it.
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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GxRxA Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I haven't been on DA for a looong while. I just opened it to see how one of my favorite paleoartists was doing. Well, you still draw incredibly well!:D
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconstolpergeist:
Stolpergeist Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
What an odd turtle :^)
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:icondontknowwhattodraw94:
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's actually a fish.
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:icongigaboss101:
GigaBoss101 Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*Plod*.
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ucumari Featured By Owner May 2, 2017
Reminds me of the armadillos when crossing little river do not swim, only running at the bottom at full speed, It's very funny
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:icondontknowwhattodraw94:
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's actually based on them.
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goatrex Featured By Owner May 2, 2017
Also, let's see: water scorpion under the Trapa leaves seeds, salamander and snail in the Trapa "forest", oysters and clams in the bottom, Amia next to a rock, Belonostomus behind the Ankylosaurus. Brachychampsa, Habrosaurus, and Potamornis are obvious.
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goatrex Featured By Owner May 2, 2017
Whoah, amazing picture and theory!
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:icondontknowwhattodraw94:
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!

Not my hypothesis* though :)
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:icongigaboss101:
GigaBoss101 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nice picture, I can actually imagine this being a thing! XD
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:icongiganotosuchus:
Giganotosuchus Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017
One of your best pieces, in my opinion!
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:icondontknowwhattodraw94:
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconrexander134:
Rexander134 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017   Traditional Artist
I Accept this idea!!!!! :la:
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:iconmalevouvenator:
malevouvenator Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
I really liked the idea of amphibian ankylosaurs!
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:iconxstreamchaosofficial:
XStreamChaosOfficial Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SEXY
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:iconatlantis536:
Atlantis536 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Funny enough, in Dinosaur King, Dr. Spike Taylor, the main charcter Max's father, hypothesize that Saichania lived near water and fed like hippos today, 8 years before someone actually confirmed it!
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This isn't confirmed though, just good speculation. Would be cool if palaeontologists decided to do a study on it.
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Fireplume Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually like the Potamornis the most for some reason xD
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:icontheprimevalartist:
ThePrimevalArtist Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Swimming Honk eh? What's next? Mountain-Climbing Edmontosaurs? (not meant to be rude) The Land Before Time 8 - Mad Ducky Icon The Land Before Time 8 - Mad Ducky Icon
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Luca9108 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
Looks just amazing!
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:icondontknowwhattodraw94:
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Constrict0r12 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very, VERY Cool!! :D
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:icondontknowwhattodraw94:
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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Owlbaskingshark Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never thought of ankylosaurus possibly being a critter that took walks along the bottom of freshwater bodies.
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:iconacepredator:
acepredator Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
It's not meant to be semiaquatic, it's meant to show a defence mechanism/way of getting around when forced to cross water
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Owlbaskingshark Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never said it was semiaquatic
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JurassicJacob Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
When I saw this on the blog post, I thought, 'wow, what an amazing piece of art!' and knew it was by you. Really awesome work!
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconceratopsia:
Ceratopsia Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the Hendersonian aura in this piece.
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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Ceratopsia Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconlanval-de-lai:
Lanval-de-Lai Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Awesome!! I love all the details of the image :D
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:icontheunknownplanet:
TheUnknownPlanet Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's magestic
it took me some time to understand that's underwater...but then i saw the duck and...yeah
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
It's actually a small Hesperonithid. (aquatic flightless birds that basically looked a lot like greebs with teeth)
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:icontheunknownplanet:
TheUnknownPlanet Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i know that's not a duck (they didnt exist back then...)
i just couldnt remember the name
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Zealandiatherium Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Student
Very goooooooooooooooooood
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Braindroppings1 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 14, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice drawing and a pretty interesting concept.
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:iconglavenychus:
Glavenychus Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So many details all in one piece......
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:icondontknowwhattodraw94:
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconantfingers:
AntFingers Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
I love it! I don't like the alligatoroid creature, looks alike it's on land, disrupting the immersion.
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:icondontknowwhattodraw94:
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!

It's actually just resting on the bottom like they do today too. I maybe should've let it lift itself up a bit just before shooting away from the Ankylosaurus...
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AntFingers Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Yeah, it looks like it's walking. I love the concept of a hippo ankylosaurus though.
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