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Frilled Monopod (Crusdesultor mirum) by jbconcepts87 Frilled Monopod (Crusdesultor mirum) by jbconcepts87

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Description

Common Name: Frilled Monopod

Scientific Name: Crusdesultor mirum (strange one-legged jumper)

Length:  20 feet with tail uncurled  

Height: 9 feet

Weight: 800 lbs

Diet: omnivore

Biology

Frilled Monopods, as their name suggests, have only one leg. They hop on this one leg at 55 miles per hour. It is capable of delivering a bone breaking kick if threatened. The tail of the monopod acts as a balance. The tail can also be used as a second limb or as a support. The frill is very sticky and is used to catch any small creature or seed that crosses the monopod’s path. After catching food, it uses its tongue, which is covered in saliva that counterattacks the frill’s stickiness, to lick up the food. The frill is also reflective. The dome on the Monopod’s head can flash with bioluminescence and reflect off the frill creating a blinding flash. The Monopod closes its eyes when it does this. As another defense, the back is covered in thick skeletal armor.

Behavior

Frilled Monopods coexist with Manibeasts. They provide the manibeasts with an early warning system to danger. Monopods place sentries at the edges of the herd that stand on their tails and use the better eyesight to spot predators. Manibeasts provide protection. When feeding Monopods hop with their frill open and catch everything that is in the air.

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randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you somehow took inspiration from some Darwinian creatures because this somehow reminds me of the Rayback and the Rimerunner ?
But anyway still love it !
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jbconcepts87 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
I did. Expedition is one of my favorite books
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randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool ! And I also love Barlowe's work despite that I haven't read the book, actually I don't even have it.
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jbconcepts87 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
It usually runs for 100 dollars but I got lucky and got it for 45 dollars
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randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hope that I find one the same price, if not than 100 dollars out of my pocket.
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jbconcepts87 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
It is worth it
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randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed.
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Cute-Eldritch-Girl Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so unique, great work buddy :3 how tough is that skeletal armor?
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jbconcepts87 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I actually scared myself with this one, like there might be something wrong with my brain lol. I basically thought of 5 different animals and combined them, anteater, kangaroo, frilled lizard, pachycephalosaurus, and sea horse. The armor is reasonably thick but light enough to not hinder it.  I'd say at most 3 inches thick in some places.
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miha9000 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
added to Sketches and concepts in Sci-fi Archives  sci-fi-archives.deviantart.com…
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