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Aeronantis nocturnus (Blandoptera) by Sanrou Aeronantis nocturnus (Blandoptera) by Sanrou

Starting 2018, i present to you guys a Family of the Blandopoda that had conquered the skies: the Blandoptera! (Very original, I know)

Airsharks, basically.

The amount of different flying species on Anu is at least 5 times bigger than here on Terra, and a large portion of those are from Blandoptera, who mostly populates the skies of the Abzul Belt.

They are three-winged creatures (usually with a predatorial branch adapting the frontal limbs into "grabbing" appendages and whatnot) with its limbs adapted on a bland, fine and porous membrane (different from Ciliomembrana, for example).

Another characteristic is the almost predominance of a "serpent form", probably derived from the way they fly: it is literally sky swimming. The low gravity of the planet, the denser atmosphere, a flat anatomy and the abundance of “air-sacs” on the blandoptera's body help a lot to  agile, fast-pacing an quick maneuvers on an elongated form.




Aeronantis nocturnus is a unique blandoptera: it’s the only flying predator that hunts at night, in nocturnal rains of ANU. Its body presents a rubbery texture, they are pretty light weight (an average human can hold one of them on one arm without problem) and its wings are slippery and strong.
You can say that his skin it is its own raincoat.

Their frontal limbs had adapted on a pair of snatching arms that can grab and hold small creatures that hide from the nocturnal rains under the “leaves” of the tallest “Trees” of the Abzul Belt.

 

 

PS.: Happy 2018!


Project:
sanrou.deviantart.com/gallery/…
sanrou.deviantart.com/art/ANU-…

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:icontalon0550:
Talon0550 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 21, 2018
awesome (reminds me of Sheather888's Sunsharks)
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconpredatorslayer03:
Predatorslayer03 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
So inventive! Great design as always :D
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing!
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks dude! :D
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries! I love your critturz!!! 😋
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018   Digital Artist
I am a dummy! 
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:icondragonthunders:
Dragonthunders Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing way to start this year :D
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks man! I'm glad you like it  :D
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:iconplyendell:
Plyendell Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
Couldn't ask for a better way to start off the new year! I love how blandopoda have taken to the skies in two different ways...really shows evolutionary diversity at work! Did other Anu families evolve flight? Like Policapta for example?
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
Yeah, it has. There's is phylum to appear yet that is almost entire airborne  :)
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:iconportentosaman:
PortentosaMan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Very interesting and beautiful creature :)
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks mate!  :D
(looking foward for more of Hodea, btw)
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:iconportentosaman:
PortentosaMan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Np. I am working on a "scene" painting for Hodea right now :)
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018   Digital Artist
Nice to hear man! Can't wait to see it  :D
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:iconkaprosuchusdragon:
KaprosuchusDragon Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how big is the biggest predatory Blandoptera?
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018   Digital Artist
Hm... human-lifting big. It will appear soon  :D
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:iconkaprosuchusdragon:
KaprosuchusDragon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:O
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:iconjuniorwoodchuck:
juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
Once again, I am utterly blown away by the sheer awesomeness of your aliens! :)
Not only is the design amazing, I am also really intrigued by the description. I can really imagine these magnificent creatures swimming through the rain and snatching up smaller animals with those raptorial arms.
Also pretty intrigued by the mention of trees... looking forward to seeing those
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018   Digital Artist
thanks man!
i'm working on a piece right now to explore a bit of the trees in the planet. The bad thing is, as always, i take too much time on doing so      lol
Thank you for the feedback tho, appreciatted  :D
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:iconjuniorwoodchuck:
juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018
Anytime!
Well but that time is definitely well spent because your uploads are always of very high quality 
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018   Digital Artist
thanks again man, you're too kind  :D
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:iconjuniorwoodchuck:
juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018
Just tellin’ the truth ;)
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018   Digital Artist
High-five! 
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:iconarcheoraptor38:
archeoraptor38 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
why us rare to hunt at nitgh?or is just these volant things are still starting to fully radiate?
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018   Digital Artist
In the Abzul Belt of the planet it rains every single night. A dense, cold, heavy rain in almost completely darkness. So, flying becomes a little bit difficult    :D
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:iconarcheoraptor38:
archeoraptor38 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
interesting
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018   Digital Artist
;) (Wink) 
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:icondarthmobius:
darthmobius Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you come up with Latin names for your creatures? I like the 'AN.' designation, I assume that stands for Anu?
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018   Digital Artist
Yes, is a taxonomical abbreviation of ANU, to indicate a organism's planet of origin.

As for the names, these:

www.agrozoo.net/jsp/latin_name…

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_…

a-z-animals.com/animals/scient…


Since my native language is a Romantic one, is a bit easy to get Latim. But my names are not that good     lol
(already happened for me to mix up greek and latin. More than once)  :D
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:icondarthmobius:
darthmobius Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great resources, thank you!
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018   Digital Artist
No problem! Glad to help  :D
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:icondarthmobius:
darthmobius Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely fantastic. You are incredibly talented. Can't wait to see more.
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you very much my friend  :D
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Professional General Artist
I hope you will like my new Silvanus stuff when it comes out 
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018   Digital Artist
Well, it's no secret that this project of mine was heavily influenced by you work on Silvanus, so you can sure that i'm excited to see a comeback to that  :D
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:iconplyendell:
Plyendell Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
"I hope you will like my new Silvanus stuff"
First Sanrou, now you? 2018 is looking up for my favorite spec-evo projects!

"when it comes out"
Oh man, can't wait
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018   Digital Artist
Oh man, can't wait [2]  I am a dummy! 
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018  Professional General Artist
Very cool critter!
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconalienietzsche:
Alienietzsche Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
Its so cute!
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks! :3
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