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Tired of Tyrannosaurus?  Sick of Smilodon? Craving weird, bizarre, and/or obscure prehistoric organisms?
We've got the solution for you! No, this time seriously!
Machaeroides and avancna have founded a new deviantART Club that caters to obscure and arcane prehistoric animals.  You won't find "popular" critters such as Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Pterodactylus, Stegosaurus, Velociraptor, Spinosaurus, Pteranodon, Deinonychus, Elasmosaurus, or Dimetrodon here, as we regard such subjects as passé, bordering on trite (our apologies to those who hold these particular genera in high regard).
We intend to make an effort to focus on lesser known creatures to the public, such as Stahleckeria potens, Keratocephalus moloch, Shokawa ikoi, Opabinia regalis, Pseudopalatus andersoni, or Astrapotherium  magnus, for example. The organisms can be either plant or animal.
Anyone interested is free to join, and please inquire about available club positions!


1) To Join: Simply request to join group by pressing the "join our group" button. Put the group on your watch list. Putting the avatar link in your journal is optional. You will then be accepted as a member.

2) Submission: To submit artwork, press the "submit to this gallery" button found in the featured folder. You must submit obscure/lesser known extinct organism paleo-art, or at least something relevant to the subject. This club will not accept any famous fossil, science fiction/fantasy, and/or anthropomorphic artwork. Please make an effort to make realistic prehistoric organisms. Members are welcome to send us a deviation at any time of the day.

3) To become an administrator, simply request to become either a co-founder or any administrator. Once you become an administrator, be sure to check messages frequently for any member submissions or requests.


Affiliate Groups:
:iconpaleoartists:, :iconorigin-of-mammals:, :iconornithischia:, :iconsauropodomorpha:, :icontheropoda:, :iconextinct-fauna:, :iconars-fatalis:, :iconspinosaurus-fans:, :icondeviantspinosaurids:, :icontrilobiting:, :iconprehistory-alive:.
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Arcovenator Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I submit microbes, fungi or lichens too?
avancna Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Only if they are reconstructions of fossils.
Arcovenator Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, sure! :D
Machaeroides Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Student General Artist
By all means, please do.
avancna Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Arcovenator Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Why can I only submit to "Featured"?
avancna Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Because this group doesn't have the feature that lets you submit to different galleries yet.
Arcovenator Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Djigr Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I wondered if drawings of the more or less famous creatures from the Burgess Shales would be accepted here?
Because, even though they are known for their evolutionnary interest, they are not really known by the public...
Examples would be Anomalocaris, or Sydneiya inexpectans.

I am currently preparing a series of artworks specifically on this discovery, and I really need critics about the accuracy of my reconstructions, so I need them to spread a bit =)
avancna Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We'd be delighted and honored to accept them.  Mostly we want to avoid rehashing the plastic Stegosaurus/Brontosaurus/Tyrannosaurus versus Triceratops art cliches.
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