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Pelagic Xenarthran Spec Evo Entry by snugglesthedinosaur Pelagic Xenarthran Spec Evo Entry by snugglesthedinosaur
"The Peruvian False Whale is found from the Gulf of California all the way down the Strait of Magellan. Despite being referred to as a whale by most, these enigmatic beasts are actually Sloths! During the Miocene Epoch, one taxa of ground sloth known as Thalassocnus developed adaptations for feeding on coastal seagrass. After a while they became more and more adapted to aquatic life, having their hands fuse into flippers and their legs retreat into their hips to be used as claspers during mating. Their ears were also greatly reduced and their tails became fluked to aid with aquatic locomotion."

Yeah if it hadn't gone extinct during the Miocene this thing would probably beg evolution to turn it into something like this. From :iconhyrotrioskjan:'s contest. I can't wait to do more of these contests he holds.
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:iconxstreamchaosofficial:
XStreamChaosOfficial Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sexy
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snugglesthedinosaur Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thx!
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a cuty!
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snugglesthedinosaur Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
;^)
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paleosir Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool!
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:iconsnugglesthedinosaur:
snugglesthedinosaur Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thx!
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TheDerpasaur Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
are they slow
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:iconsnugglesthedinosaur:
snugglesthedinosaur Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
About as fast as a Manatee
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:iconthederpasaur:
TheDerpasaur Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool
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:iconthatcoelurosaur:
ThatCoelurosaur Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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snugglesthedinosaur Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thx!
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Owlbaskingshark Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it a piscevore or planktivore? Because if it's the latter, the pelagrua's got some competition
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snugglesthedinosaur Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Similar to whale sharks, they can eat anything from zooplankton to small fish
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Owlbaskingshark Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At least they would be replaced by swimming cetacean-esque filter-feeders with a bristly sticky tongue
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tcr11050 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This aquatic sloth looks like a manatee mixed with a river dolphin.
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FlippleNup Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You beat me to it.
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