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Female Caddy by Pristichampsus Female Caddy by Pristichampsus
After researching the Naden Harbor carcass, I decided to draw a more accurate Cadborosaurus without a mane. I think that the "humps" or "notches" and the mane may be male features.

Also, someone has coined the name Cadborotherium, seeing as Caddy is not a reptile, but most probably either archeocete or seal. The Caddy is part of the "Merhorse" category, which can also contain swimming moose or horses, and the Longneck may be a separate variety of "equine seal".
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Looks good, man! Huh, would you believe I've never heard the pinniped suggestion for Caddy?? (I'm pretty behind on my crypto, though.) It sure makes a lot more sense than LeBlond's evolved plesiosaur (?!).

I just uploaded a couple of old crypto scans, if you're interested:
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I can't even remember the title of the book these were from, it was an OLLLLD library book. Probably pretty obvious that these two incidental illusrations had a huge impact on my sense of creature design. By far my favorite take on Whitey!
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Is whitey a sea monster or river monster?

Also, it makes me wonder if long-necked sea monsters actually DID have horns and not stupid unlikely breathing snorkels. 4 horned sightings would be 2 horns plus two ears, one horned sightings I guess could be teratological, or a subspecies.
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Whitey is SUPPOSED TO be a river monster, the White River Monster (Newport, Arkansas):
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I've always had a fascination with the White River Monster, despite the fact that he's almost certainly a misidentified pinniped of some sort. I think it's the sketchy reports of a horned forehead; that just struck me as such an exotic and aberrant trait, and sent me on flights of fancy about what it might be, or might be derived from, in natural histor-ical terms. The "ridged back" helps in that regard (i.e. further confuses things!) as well, though the "sail" is probably a misinterpretation of protruding vertebrae.

That's an interesting point on the horns! I could totally see it...The teratology of the one-horned sightings I'm more skeptical about; it seems unlikely that one would observe non-standard traits in creatures so infrequently seen. On the other hand, ([link])! --And re: subspecies--yeah, totally! Or perhaps even sexual dimorphism.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
I agree.

I am familiar the most with my local freshwater monsters, the Bunyip, and the Mulgyewonk (which is sometimes a bunyip and sometimes a merman).
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Heuvelmans started the idea of Caddy as a Pinniped, but seeing as lake monsters apparently use echolocation in some form, it may be an evolved archeocete.

Thanks for the scans, man :hug:
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The-Darkwolf Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Yay Caddie! (i'm from across the Gulf of Georgia..) :D
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
oh cool!
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The-Darkwolf Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
:D
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Cephlaken Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
And I forgot, this one is a beauty *hugs it and gets head ripped off* Ow.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D
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