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Rumblebelly by Asanbonsam Rumblebelly by Asanbonsam
Originally this baboon descendent for the Allocene project should have come out a bit more entelodont like. But then I noticed that I simply couldn't get a more entelodont-like body with a plantigrade being. So this one became another group of baboon descendent and is a distant relative of another baboon-descendent with more canine/entelodont like characteristics.

This one is a rather big (grizzly-sized) omnivore, that rather chases other predators away than hunt on its own. Younger ones do regularly hunt but when they are fully grown they don't need to do that anymore.
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ScoutSpartan157 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a bearboon!
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Bealmeister Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Would there be any cats left in Africa at this time?
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Asanbonsam Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
I can't tell you that. You would have to ask the admin of the Allocene group in that regard.
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Bealmeister Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
sounds good. Thank you anyway and nice work on the grizzly monkey.
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MaxterandKiwiKing Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't remember primates having claws,or full-on bear bodies.
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Asanbonsam Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
It is 35 million years into the future, also the Aye Aye for instance has claws
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MaxterandKiwiKing Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes,but the body looks WAY too much like that of a bear.Also,Simians have been around since the eocene,and not once evolved claws.I would see a large predatory baboon looking more like a tailed,long snouted gorilla in build,only without knuckle walking.
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Asanbonsam Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
So? I do not understand your point. At all.
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MaxterandKiwiKing Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then let me reiterate.Not one higher primate(Simiiformes)ever had claws.Only some new world monkeies have a toilet-claw for grooming,which isn't even a real claw anyways.One might argue that the rumblebelly evolved claws for hunting.However,all predatory primates we know kill by biting their prey,beating it with their forelimbs,or bashing it on hard objects.Baboons are one example of these predatory primates.They have very strong arms,hunt animals much faster or larger than themselves,can chase away predators that are stronger than they are ,and do not have any sharp weaponry besides teeth.So,if a baboon were to evolve into a bear or entelodont like form,it would not need claws.It would already have the weapons necessary to exploit that niche.Also,climbing and scavenging are out of the question since primates have opposable thumbs and you don't need to kill something that's already dead.

I hope this cleared up my point for you.
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Asanbonsam Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Not one bit. The Rumblebelly is an omnivore, the claws are too big for long hunts, and the overall body shape is also too heavy, and they evolved due to digging.
What you so far stated is always: the past didn't do it so it can't happen in the future. What do you think DNA is? Preprogrammed. The step from nails to claws is only short. There was a time when no lungs were there, did that stop the evolution of lungs? Or wings, horns, armor, spines, hooves etc.?
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MaxterandKiwiKing Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have nothing else to say besides the fact that it still looks too much like a bear,it is nothing more than a chimera,and I don't think it could work in real life.In fact,alot of your creatures are chimeras:

Quillspine: Doesn't even look like a brush-tailed porcupine

Loudmouth: Baboon with dog legs(or dog with baboon head?)

Spotted Mudpig:Who painted this skinny hippo?

Shovelbill: Platypus/Honeybadger bastardchild

What the hell,man? :confused:
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Asanbonsam Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
forget it
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grazatt Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
What have the apes of Africa evolved into?
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Asanbonsam Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
No idea, you would have to ask in the Allocene project
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student General Artist
It's a gorrilla-bear!
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic!
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cybershot Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Nice!
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Asanbonsam Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Thanks.
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electreel Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
It is not what I was thinking of... but itīs just as cool ;) The technique and quality of the drawing are great too. However, I agree with Jaldithas, it shouldnīt have such bear-ish claws.
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Asanbonsam Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Why not? It lives similar to a bear, so it would needs them for digging. Hands were of no use anymore due to the heavy body and head, so they became paws again.
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Zimices Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist
Well, some platyrhines (like Callithrix and Aotus) have the cleaning claw, like lemurs, but apparently it re-evolved independently from basal primates. Then, the claws could be likely.
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Asanbonsam Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
And another thing learned. Thanks. Primates simply aren't my strength. :)
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Zimices Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist
No problem, here is a little info about that:[link]
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Jaldithas Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
I like it, but primates have nails not claws..
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Asanbonsam Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Depends how you define primate and claws. The aye-aye arguably has them. In addition, this is about 35 Miollion years in the future and its arguably whether you can call this a primate any longer.
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electreel Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
The aye-aye is a primitive and specialized primate, these creatures descendend from baboon, which doesnīt have claws at all [link] I certainly think their nails would become thicker and longer with the course of the evolution... but they would be nails still.
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Asanbonsam Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
And why can nails not become claws?
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bhut Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Impressive! Reminds me of the African bear-like cryptid of the modern times.
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Asanbonsam Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
I remember. It was that one were some people thought it might have been a surviving ankylothere right?
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bhut Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Yes, that is one of the theories regarding that cryptid.
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Nesihonsu Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pachypapio ;)
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