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Mustelosuchus borealis and Dinogulo suchoides are two freshwater crocoracoons, the group of crocoracoons that is most crocodile-like. Dinogulo suchoides is at the same time also the largest crocoracoon, being 7.5 meters in length, while Mustelosuchus has an average length of just 4 meters. Mustelosuchus lives 131 million years from now (Early-Palalom) in the northwest of what is now America, while Dinogulo lives at the same time in the north of what is now Africa.

Both are related and are more advanced than the Scandinavian crocoracoon [link]žion=&global=1&q=scandinavian+crocoracoon#/d4vkwy3 , but not as adapted to an aquatic lifestyle as the marine crocoracoon [link] . In fact you could state they are a very successful side-branch (the majority of the Palalomian crocoracoons belongs to this side branch, which is at the same time the longest living and lasting branch). They have a very crocodile-like lifestyle which is also why they looke just like crocodilians, except for the huge hindflippers, which they use in the same way as the crocodile uses its tail.

In fact, Dinogulo is one of the few mammals with teeth that are even similar to those of a crocodile in the fact they stick out of the mouth, as these so-called grabbing-teeth are too large to stay within the lips. Those are the teeth that grab the surprised prey. Then the jaw muscles make sure the jaws hold on to the prey; weight does the rest. Another tactic is shooting out of the water and bash the prey with their massive snout, just as the boar-croc probably did. With its enstrengthened nasal-bones, only Dinogulo is able to make use of this tactic. Mustelosuchus is only able to carry out the first tactic.

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cybershot Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Nice creatures!!!!
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you my friend! :)
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Canisdirus1010 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
How did you draw that? Cool!
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, but I just used a ballpoint! ;)
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ilTassista Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
fine!
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Adiraiju Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! Wonderful job refining these guys!
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :D I appreciate your kind words!
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Zimices Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow, very good! It reminds to me to Georgiacetus (because it very long hindlimbs) :)
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :D Yes, now that you actually mention it, they are very similar to Georgiacetus! :omfg:
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Zimices Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist
Now I wondering if Georgiacetus lived as a crocodile too :)
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, that's an interesting question, though I think it didn't as its overall bodyshape wasn't really suited for that. Still, it's interesting to think about that! ;p
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Zimices Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Probably Georgiacetus was more aquatic that your crocoracoons, but both are well suited to hunt relatively large vertebrates.
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I think you're right! :nod:
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome! I love them crocoraccoons! =)
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :bow: I'm glad you do! :D
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I sure do! =)
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:w00t:
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:highfive:
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:omg:
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:laughing:
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