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Caecuraptor by KatePfeilschiefter Caecuraptor by KatePfeilschiefter
"Caecu" is pronounced "kay, ek ooo", and is shortened from the Latin "Caecus", meaning blind.

The only idea I had in my head when starting this was an alien raptor-like pack predator, so this guy was pretty spontaneous.

It navigates and hunts using a combination of echolocation and infrared sensitive pit receptors which allows them to see the radiated heat of warm blooded creatures.

The fan on the end of their tail can fold down or erect to be flushed or drained of blood, allowing them to send heat coded messages to one another. I guess it'd also be somewhat useful as a rudder while running. It'd flush red when excited or on the trail of prey, then they'd either proceed to chase their victim down or plan out ambushes, in which they take turns bombarding the prey with blasts of sonar while others leap onto and slash into the victim. They're also great endurance runners, and like to tire larger more dangerous prey with prolonged chases before attacking.
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LTDragoonIII Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
For something spontaneous it looks well drawn :D
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Simondit Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
play stance
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IceBlast360 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ho...-ly... SHIT!!! AMAZING!!! YOU ARE MY GOD!!!
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Revan005 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Cool.
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jeremys-art Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant work.
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mike1045 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that thing look awesome looking, you wouldn't by chance have a problem with me using them for a rp i'm working on?
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'd rather you not, thanks for asking though and thanks for the compliments.
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mike1045 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
alright...and you're welcome
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CopperFreddy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Awesome! It makes me think of the "Tremors" films. Gorgeous design! :iconlascrollplz:
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Toobworm Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful detailing, amazing coloring! :D
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