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Gallusasaurus by platypus12 Gallusasaurus by platypus12
For the #Age-of-Avians Project.

This creature was inspired by this article [link] sent to me by ~Terios-The-Hedgehog (A big thanks to her! :)). The Gallusasaurus (Chicken Lizard) is the descendent of domestic chicken that have been injected with the genes of small theropods in an attempt reconstruct the dinosaurs. When humans fled from Earth during the C-O (Cenozoic-Ornithozoic) event many Gallusasauruses were brought aboard the ships along with animals of other species, however the Gallusasauruses that were left behind began to reproduce and populate, making them one of the few animals who's evolution was influenced by humans. They are greatly favored by many predators.

The Gallusasurus' diet consists mainly of small insects, lizards and seeds. Their Morphology has perplexed Corvin Zoologists for centuries due to constant debate on whether they are birds with long tails or reptiles with feathers and beaks. The debate ended when a renown Corvin Biologist made the amazing discovery that Gallusasauruses had the genes of both bird and reptile leaving him to theorize this species as the missing link between birds and reptiles, thus promptly placing them in a class of their own which was designed specifically for animals that bare both avians and reptilian traits. The Biologist was utterly shocked when he discovered that the reptilian genes that Gallusasaurus contains is from dinosaurs; reptiles that was extinct even before the Age of Mammals.

This lead to the theory that a small dinosaur species somehow survived the K-T event and survived long enough to evolve into Gallusasauruses. Little do Corvins know that Gallusasaurus is not really a direct descendent of the dinosaurs for not nature alone designed this reptavian but mainly by human.
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Cephlaken Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
nice!! reminds me of cockatrices
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
Thanks! I was kinda thinking about the Cockatrice when I was creating this. :D
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RobotNinjaHero Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Intersting concept. Great work on making these birds.
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Thanks! :D
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RobotNinjaHero Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Your welcome.
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
:D
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rosutu Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Wouldn't the Corvins discover chicken fossils before they find dinosaur fossils? After all, the dinosaur bones now have 50 million more years of dirt obscuring them, and I'm not even going to get into those fossils that have been unearthed.
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
I guess you might have a point. ^^; Do you suppose I should just say that the corvin biologist theorize that the Gallusaurus was devolving into a reptile.
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rosutu Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
I think something like this would either prompt the theory of devolution, or begin a mad search for the mysterious GeneTweakers.
Also, would they also discover plastics or human cities? Plastic has a nasty habit of being almost impossible to decay.
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Do you suppose that when Corvins discover the remains of human civilization, learning about the culture of humans could affect their culture as well?
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rosutu Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
It would put a lot of things in perspective, that's for sure.
And there'd probably be a little reverse-engineering here and there. We did have lovely boom-sticks and bombs.
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
And what about our vehicles?
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rosutu Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Why would they need them? They can fly.
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Do you suppose it might be good for the planet that there would be a lack of vehicles?
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
That's what I was thinking. Then again, they might need vehicles that are made for space travel.
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
You mean they'd base their technology (such as weapons) on our own?
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rosutu Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Not base. Reverse engineer. They'd copy the things they could copy, and make changes where necessary for their biology.
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
This would be a great event in their history. They should call it The Technological Renaissance. What do you think of that name?
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
I wonder what would happen if humans were to find out about this?
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
First they copy our speech, then they're gonna copy out technology. Quite a milestone.
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Yeah, I guess when they discover the remains of humans civilization that was left of this planet, the Corvins would be quick to suspect that the evolution of the Gallusasaurus was influenced by humans. ^^; But I'm pretty sure that before that, there would first be debate on whether it is a bird with a long tail or a reptile with feathers and a beak.
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rosutu Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Or if it was a chicken with a seperate spinal corn propped next to its butt.
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Well, when they have the technology to learn about genetics, they'll soon learn the truth about these Dino-birds.
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rosutu Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
It will boggle their minds.
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Their first guess might be that it is a missing link between birds and reptiles.
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