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Eobasileus by Pristichampsus Eobasileus by Pristichampsus
Eobasileus, the giant Dinoceratan.

This guy is one of the more familiar Eocene mammals. Contempoary with creodonts like Patriofelis, Mesonychids, Pristichampsus, early Brontotheres, primitive horses and tapirs. It has large "horns" that were really ossicones like a giraffe, and a large maxillary tusk.

Incidentally, the tusk looks far too fragile to use in combat. So I suppose they may have simply been showy animals, displaying by yawning or gaping.
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candelediva Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
Why did they die off?
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist
very nice..Never heard about this animal before.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
cool :)
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PippinIncarnate Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
dinoceratans get soo little love here on dA. I'm glad to see this!

i love the sharp colours and the graphicy feel.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like how the design is.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is not a design, this beastie existed for real!
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Christ1nMe Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even the color scheme?
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
no, but I did it to be realistic.
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Sphenacodon Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
I love this critter sooooo much.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
Me too :D
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