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PTEROSAUR SPEC CHALLENGE
For :iconpaleosir:'s #speculativepterosaur challenge:


(Note I do not do digital work for Spec challenge projects. It takes up too much data on my illustration app.)

KRONORYNCHUS MACKLINI ("Macklin's Time-Jaw") is an early-Jurassic pterosaur from modern-day Tibet. It is a Helidrakoforme, a derived Eudimorphodont atomnatically closest to Campygliognathoids such as Caviramus. The families are believed to share a common ancestor. 

Heliodrakoformes are characterized by their short necks, keratinous impressions of disc or diamond-shaped crests on the upper nasal bone, rectangular compact skulls similar to early theropods and a shortened tail vertebrae with a diamond-shaped "rudder," believed to help maintain stability in flight. They were active predators as opposed to piscivores or scavengers, with compact skulls, derived-crocodile like teeth and a powerful biteforce comparable to that of a dog.

Heliodrakoformes were the largest Pterosaurs of their time, usually clocking in at 30 lb. with an 11-12 foot wingspan, roughly the size of a modern-day pelican. Adults being rather front-heavy animals, they were not believed to have been frequent flyers, capable of flying only short distances without high thermals and spending most of their time as terrestrial runners. They hunted small sauropodomorphs, basal coelurosaurs and some crocodylimorphs.

Heliodrakoformes are known from Kronorynchus in Tibet as well as Heliodrakos polemopteryx from Iran and Qu kosemenii from Turkey. Fragmentary remains have been found in western Indochina, as well. The clade is believed to evolved as a result of the geological separation the countries experienced at the time, being offshore subcontinents to Laurasia during the Early Jurassic. Like the Haast Eagle of New Zealand, it is believed the Pterosaurs took advantage of the lack of rivals to become the specialized apex predators. They have been described by many as "Pterosaurs trying to become theropods."

The Indochina specimens show highly atrophied wingbones, implying the clade might've been on their way to becoming fully terrestrial predators. Sadly, the Heliodrakoforme clade was not to last, the oceans seperating the subcontinent by the mid Jurassic having disappeared and the predatory Pterosaurs likely being hunted out by invading Allosaurs and Megalosaurs. Had the creature's been given a couple more million years to solidify their return to the ground, pterosaur evolution might have taken a drastically different turn.
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PA: THERIZINOSAURUS (updated 2017)
ADACU DATABASE

SIGHTINGS: THERIZINOSAURUS CHELONIFORMIS, LARGE HERBIVOROUS THEROPOD

(See ALAN database for further information on this species)

INSTANCES: 1 incursion, multiple spotted during Gobi retrieval mission.

DISCOVERED: ABERDEEN INCURSION SITE, NEAR AUBREY ROAD IN ABERDEEN, WASHINGTON

LOCATION: GOBI DESERT, MONGOLIA

TIME PERIOD: CAMPANIAN OF THE LATE CRETACEOUS

FATALITIES/INJURIES: 1 adult mule deer(confirmed)

CONTAINMENT: Successfully returned through anomaly without injury.

BIOLOGY NOTES: Though interactions between the ADACU team and the Therizinosaurs were brief in both instances, it seems the very heavily-feathered creatures prefer the shade of riverside scrub forests and estuaries, as opposed to the open scrublands and desert areas of the Cretaceous Gobi. For creatures so scantily found in the fossil record, the dinosaurs seemed to be quite numerous. It can be assumed the area visited was from a time and area unrecorded or yet to be discovered in the Gobi fossil record.

Though Therizinosaur claws seem to be used just as scientists have previously speculated; to harvest foliage and defend against predators, it seems the creatures also occasionally use the claws to kill smaller animals and rake tree trunks with their blood. This is most likely a territorial behavior, but until the Aberdeen or a similar Gobi Anomaly opens, it's likely we will sadly never find out.

-Michio Tsubaraya


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PA: KAISEN (updated 2017)
ADACU CREATURE FILE
ICON #002
"KAISEN"

SPECIES: VELOCIRAPTOR MONGOLIENSIS, DROMAEOSAURID. POSSIBLY A TSAAGAN MANGAS OR HYBRID BETWEEN THE TWO SPECIES, CURRENT RESEARCH IS INCONCLUSIVE.

POINT OF ORIGIN: GOBI DESERT, MONGOLIA

TIME PERIOD: CAMPANIAN OF THE LATE CRETACEOUS

HEIGHT: 3 FEET

LENGTH: 6 FEET

WEIGHT: 25 POUNDS

GENDER: MALE

AGE: ADULT, ESTIMATED 5-7 YEARS OLD

DIET: HYPOCARNIVOROUS. WILL OCCASIONALLY EAT CYCADS IN CONTAINMENT CELL FOR DIGESTIVE PURPOSES.

CAPTURED: FOUND INSIDE A CHICKEN COUP IN A SUBURB, NEAR ADERBEEN, WASHINTON STATE

LOCATED: "STABLES", SMALL-MEDIUM SIZED ANIMAL CONTAINMENT AREA IN ZOO COMPLEX

APPEARANCE: MEDIUM-SIZED MANIRAPTOR, ROUGHLY AROUND THE SIZE  A GERMAN SHEPARD OR LARGE TURKEY. BROWN FEATHERING, WHITE UNDERBELLY. DARK WINGS AND TAIL FAN. SAWLIKE TEETH, LONG SNOUT, SICKLE CLAW ON EACH FOOT. CARTILAGINOUS RIDGE ABOVE EYES, SIMILAR TO MODERN-DAY BIRDS OF PREY.

PRECAUTIONS: AGGRESSIVE AND VERY HYPERACTIVE. SHARP TEETH, CLAWED HANDS AND FEET, SICKLE CLAWS. IS KNOWN TO JUMP ON HANDLERS AND "KICK BOX" THEM, THE SICKLE CLAWS LEAVING 3-INCH DEEP STAB WOUNDS ON UNPROTECTED AREAS OF BODY. WILL NORMALLY ATTACK HANDS, STOMACH, BACK OR NECK. WILL ATTEMPT TO GET BEHIND PREY, RESTRAIN IT TO THE FLOOR AND PROCEED TO RIP CHUNKS OF FLESH OFF ANY EXPOSED AREAS OF FLESH. WHEN INSODE CELL, NEVER TURN YOUR BACK TO THE DINOSAUR, EVEN WHEN LEAVING. PERSONNEL MUST WEAR ATTACK DOG SUIT OR FALCONRY GEAR WHENEVER INTERACTING WITH DINOSAUR, USAGE OF CATTLE PROD OR SPRAY BOTTLE MAY BE NECESSARY. MEATY FOODSTUFFS CAN BE USED AS LEVERAGE TO MAKE THE DINOSAUR COMPLY OR LEAVE, AS KAISEN HAS SOME DEGREE OF INTELLIGENCE. 

BEHAVIOR: KAISEN HAS LITTLE REGARD FOR OTHER INDIVIDUALS, AND WITH FEW EXCEPTIONS, SEES ADACU PERSONNEL AS EITHER INTRUDERS ON HIS TERRITORY OR FOOD, PRESUMABLY DEPENDING ON HOW EASY IT WILL BE TO ATTACK THEM. OFTEN MOST ACTIVE DURING NIGHT HOURS, THOUGH DAYTIME INTERACTION IS ADVISED AS THE DINOSAUR WILL BE TIRED DURING THAT TIME. NORMALLY SPENDS TIME SLEEPING, SCALING PROVIDED LOGS OR PULLING APART REMAINS OF PREY. HAS LITTLE INTEREST IN NON-LIVING OBJECTS. SECURITY CAMERAS SHOW KAISEN WILL WATCH PERSONNEL OUTSIDE HIS PEN AND OBSERVE THEIR ACTIONS WHEN THEY AREN'T LOOKING.

MAINTENTENCE: IS TO BE PROVIDED 1 ADULT DISINFECTED LARGE TURKEY DAILY, GRASS FED. DIFFERENT TYPES OF FOOD, SUCH AS FROZEN MEAT, CHICKENS, AND  SMALL ANIMALS SUCH AS RODENTS AND INSECTS MAY BE PROVIDED FROM TIME TO TIME TO ENTERTAIN THE RAPTOR, AS LONG AS THE PROVIDED FOOD IS DISINFECTED, SAFE TO EAT AND APPROVED BY ADACU STANDARDS AND PRACTICES. WATER TIN IS TO BE EXTRACTED VIA HATCH IN THE FLOOR AND REFILLED EVERY TWO DAYS. PEN IS TO CLEANED OUT ONCE A WEEK, MAKE SURE TO REACH INTO THE ROOSTING AREA FOR REMAINS THE DINOSAUR MIGHT HAVE HIDDEN. IT IS BEST TO ENTER CELL WITH AN ASSOCIATE TO ENSURE SAFETY. OCCASIONALLY, KAISEN IS BROUGHT UP TO THE MAIN ADACU LEVELS FOR RESEARCH ON DINOSAUR COGNITION. PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN THESE SPECIAL PROCEDURES ARE HIGHLY TRAINED, KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE FROM THE RESEARCH AREA AT ALL TIMES. MONTHLY MEDICAL CHECKUPS AT JOHN MCLENANN'S FACILITY ARE MANDATORY TO CHECK FOR DISEASES AND PARASITES. A REINFORCED CARRIER IS OFTEN PROVIDED FOR TRANSPORT, AS KAISEN CAN BREAK THROUGH THE STANDARD PLASTIC ONES. ANY VISIBLE SYMPTOMS OF ILLNESS OR INJURY MUST BE REPORTED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. MAKING SURE ARE ANIMALS ARE ALIVE AND HEALTHY IS ADACU'S TOP PRIORITY. ANYONE ATTEMPTING TO RELEASE OR ENTER KAISEN'S CELL OUTSIDE OF PROPER PROTOCOL OR FEED HIM ANYTHING OUTSIDE IF HIS MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE WILL BE PUNISHED ACCORDINGLY.

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PA: SCARFACE (updated 2017)
ADACU CREATURE FILE
ICON #001
"SCARFACE"

SPECIES: TARBOSAURUS BATAAR, TYRANNOSAURID

POINT OF ORIGIN: GOBI DESERT, MONGOLIA

TIME PERIOD: CAMPANIAN OF THE LATE CRETACEOUS

HEIGHT: 11 FEET

LENGTH: 40 FEET

WEIGHT: 5 TONS

GENDER: MALE

AGE: ADULT, ESTIMATED 19-20 YEARS OLD

DIET: HYPOCARNIVOROUS. WILL OCCASIONALLY CONSUME CYCADS IN PEN FOR DIGESTIVE PURPOSES

CAPTURED: ABERDEEN INCURSION SITE, NEAR AUBREY ROAD IN ABERDEEN, WASHINGTON STATE.

LOCATED: LARGE ANIMAL CONTAINMENT AREA IN ZOO COMPLEX

APPEARANCE:LARGE THEROPOD DINOSAUR. TAN AND GREY PROTOFEATHERING WITH RED WINGS. WHITE FACIAL DISC, DISTINCTIVE SCARRING ON BOTH SIDES OF SNOUT. BONRY RIDGES COVER EYES.

PRECAUTIONS: VERY AGGRESSIVE. BONE-CRUSHING BITE, POWERFUL TAIL, CLAWED FEET, HIGH INTELLIGENCE. IS KNOWN TO HEAD BUTT. CAN RECOGNIZE INDIVIDUALS BY SMELL AND WILL RESPOND DIFFERENTLY TO EACH HANDLER. HAS BEEN KNOWN TO SET TRAPS, AMBUSH PREY AND OBSERVE BEHAVIOR OF OPPONENTS. VERY UNPREDICTABLE. CREATURE IS NOT AFFECTED BY PLASTIC BULLETS OR LOW-DOSAGE TRANQUILIZERS, HIGH DOSES OF METEDOMIDINE ONLY WAY TO SAFELY INCAPACITATE DINOSAUR. WILL NORMALLY KILL AND EAT ANYTHING ENTERING ITS PEN. KNOWN WITH PLAY WITH FOOD BEFORE KILLING IT. DO NOT ENTER PEN UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE. 

BEHAVIOR: SLEEPS MAJORITY OF THE DAY, ACTIVE MOSTLY DURING FEEDING HOURS. NORMALLY ACTIVE DURING THE TWILIGHT AND DAWN HOURS, EDVIDENCE THAT MALE TARBOSAURS ARE NORMALLY NOCTURNAL. OFTEN GROOMS ITSELF AND ROLLS AROUND IN SAND WHEN AWAKE, WILL OFTEN PACE INSIDE PEN AND SCRAPE HEAD AGAINST WALL. "TOYS" WILL OCCASIONALLY BE PROVIDED FOR ENTERTAINMENT.

MAINTENTENCE: IS TO BE PROVIDED 5 DISINFECTED ADULT OSTRICHES AT NOON, EVERY TWO DAYS. A 5-BY-10 WATER TUB, A WATER SOURCE FOR THE ANIMAL, IS TO BE EMPTIED OUT AND REFILLED BY HOSE EVERY TWO DAYS. PEN IS TO BE CLEANED TWICE A WEEK, ANIMAL IS TO BE SENT TO JOHN MCLENNAN'S FACILITY FOR CHECKUPS MONTHLY. DINOSAUR MUST BE TRANQUILIZED WHENEVER PERSONNEL ENTER ITS PEN OR BEING MOVED FOR A CHECKUP. DINOSAUR HAS MULTIPLE INJURIES FROM THE ABERDEEN INCIDENTS AND MAY BE VULNERABLE TO INFECTION FROM MODERN DISEASES AND PARASITES, ANY VISIBLE SYMPTOMS OF ILLNESS OR INJURY MUST BE REPORTED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. MAKING SURE OUR ANIMALS ARE HEALTHY AND ALIVE IS ADACU'S TOP PRIORITY. ANYONE ATTEMPTING TO RELEASE OR ENTER SCARFACE'S PEN WILL BE PUNISHED ACCORDINGLY.
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