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Nanosmilus kurteni by Viergacht

Nanosmilus kurteni

Viergacht

17 September 2014 at 03:49:23 MDT

Nanosmilus was bobcat-sized a North American sabretoothed nimravid (a type of carnivore very closely related to true cats). The name "nanosmilus" means "little carving knife", because it's one of the smallest sabertooths known. All I could find were pictures of the skull and there isn't much info about it online, so I had to guess a lot from looking at its close relative, the leopard-sized Eusmilus - take this reconstruction with a very large grain of salt. I usually like dramatic lighting situations, but I went with a cool, overcast day and no strong light source for this one, and gave it a camouflage pattern. It ended up looking like my one cat, Minnie.

The background was adapted from stock by tamaraR-stock on DeviantArt.

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    Gotta love prehistoric critters, I think you did well considering only having a skull

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    Your reconstructions of dinosaurs and eocene mammals is exquisite. Blending in both reconstructed geolgical era backgrounds, artistic license and anatomy (avoiding that all too common skin-stretched-over-bones look plaguing many reconstructions). A bow to you and may this lead to future works showing up in either museums or other media.

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    What a cutie! Really like the pattern you chose for the coat!