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Primeval - Octomastodon by Pristichampsus Primeval - Octomastodon by Pristichampsus
Codename: Octomastodon
Size: 7 feet at the shoulder, 3 tons
Diet: Browse
Age: Miocene
Description: An 8 tusked mastodon, it appears at a safari park, and it takes a while for the staff to realise that it doesnt belong there.

Concept and design copyright Timothy Donald Morris, do not use without permission.
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist
oh..it's your concept :)
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
cool :)
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist
How about a Gigantic 10 Tusked-Elephant ? Lol
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
I based this creature partly on the fact that elephants are sometimes born with more than 2 tusks, usually they are small and hard to see, but sometimes the extra tusks can be large. The record is actually 8 I think, but these were only the ones which could be seen at a distance. I would like to see if any elephant mutants are ever born with tusks on the lower jaw, this would be extremely atavistic, and would allow us to find out what genes control the lower jaw tusks in elephants and relatives, such as gomphotheres and mastodons.
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist
wow..I wonder how he eats..Lol..Ive never heard about this Proboscidean.Nicely done.
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your concepts and elephants They are great.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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Terraraptor Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Imagine if it bred with an elephant and the baby was born?

That would be awesome. Hey, maybe the mastodon had just enough time in the park to mate with an elephant matriarch. Just a thougt, but it would be really cool.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
not a bad idea...
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Terraraptor Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
I know its been a while, but I just wanted to let you know that I am going to try to draw the offspring between your octomastodon and a regular elephant. Are you ok with that?
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