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Saurboreal by thomastapir Saurboreal by thomastapir
Remarkably effective mimetic camouflage in the arboreal titanosaurs.

Lanternfly Zanna chinensis:
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
Neato!
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AntFingers Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
This is 100% factual.
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
I've been telling people that for years!  :(
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AntFingers Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016
Mammals just never listen No, I disagree! 
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
They have such a short attention span!
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AntFingers Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
Hmph Julien icon So true.
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commander-salamander Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So do they spring away to escape predators? Fantastic idea!
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
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StevenHanly Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Arboreal titanosaurs? We need bigger trees! Yggdrasil might be large enough....And bigger claws. Massive claws with titanic musculature and huge bone anchor points. And legs designed to wrap around the trunk, and hold the body close to the tree. And, like tree climbing spikes, any tree they climb will likely be so damaged by the holes in the bark that it dies shortly after being used as a makeshift ladder. Although I suppose if the feet were very large in surface area and more along the lines of a gecko's feet, there might be enough van der waals forces to hold up the several dozen metric tons of titanosaur without turning the tree into kindling....The bonus here is that those gecko feet would work on cliff faces, as well as trees, although I am thinking that those feet would be a very large proportion of the body's total mass. Really big feet, teeny tiny body (relatively)!
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Maybe they live in comet forests or some other such low-g environment where weight isn't an issue:
www.jonlomberg.com/images/digi…

Those are all really cool ideas, though...From what you're describing I kind of envision a drepanosaur on steroids.
palaeos.com/vertebrates/archos…
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mr-author Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
Huge trees. And sap-eating birds that follow them as they climb.
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shockaLocKer Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Redwoods would be fitting.
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Zgerken Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
A highly interesting idea, plus makes sense, now I wonder how big it is.
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TheAsianGuyLOL Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such convergent evolution there :3.
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