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Primeval - Sophophis by Pristichampsus Primeval - Sophophis by Pristichampsus
Codename: Sophophis
Size: 4 meters 70 kg
Diet: Small animals, medium sized animals
Age: 100 Million Years Hence
Description: The most intelligent creature of the Reptozoic, this evolved cobra snake is perhaps as smart as a chimpanzee. It's jaws have evolved into manipulative arms for handling and killing prey. It has atavistically re-evolved ears, but it mainly communicates using gestures of its unusual arms. 3 come through an anomaly during a meteor shower in a small country town in the USA, they are first mistaken for aliens.

Concept and design copyright Timothy Donald Morris, do not use without permission.
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daledrinnon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
This is a sort of a variation on the Naga idea. I can see that it would be that it should develop a secondary (Soft) lower jaw, at least as a sort of a pouch so that the mouth would not just be left forever hanging open.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
I should have thought of that...
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Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
So does the tongue now function as a lower jaw?
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
When you say concept are referring to the idea of snakes using modified jaws as manipulators? Because I'm really coming to admire it.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
I guess, yes. Thanks for admiring it :)
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
You're ever so welcome. I was just wondering because I was thinking of making a [sapient] species like that in a sci-fi novel I'm working on. I hope you don't mind; I simply love the concept.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Maybe you should try thinking of your own creature, this concept is mine.
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Yeah, sorry about that. But yeah, I think I can totally work my way around it, i.e. making my own version of a sapient snake, i.e. giving it a different method of manipulation.

Once again, very sorry to bother you about it. Should've known better. Totally bad form. Sorry.
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Miltikoo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
You say that this being is as smart as a chimpanzee. Could their jaws mutate to arms with hands and evolve to a intelligent specie? It would be a great sci-fi concept.

PS: Your works remind me the Dougal Dixon stuff. Really I like it; it's amazing!
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks, to be compared to Dougal Dixon is a great compliment :)
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