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Pleistocene American Fauna WIP by Dantheman9758 Pleistocene American Fauna WIP by Dantheman9758
***IMPORTANT*** The poster is currently shelved, no work will continue at this time. What's here is available to print for anyone curious. The project was ambitious for a hobbyist such as myself, but the biggest reason I stopped was my standards for restorations increased as my understanding of anatomy developed. A restoration of a species might have taken me a day or two when I began this project, now it takes me weeks to finish just one species. For better or worse that is where my skills have now been focused, quality over quantity ***

This poster will take ages to finish, but it will document every species of megafauna from North America 13,000 years ago in full 300 dpi detail. -- please view full size, but keep in mind, even at full size it is only a fraction of the true posters resolution (5,000 x 2000 .... vs 27,000 x 10,800)

poster size 7.5' x 3'

The lower left bracket is a glaciation chart, and habitat chart that shows how the continent 13,000 years ago, compares to the continent today.

The middle two brackets (empty right now) will contain a large text summary, and a timeline that puts 13,000 years ago into a "recent" looking perspective

The lower right bracket needs revamped into a more coherent design, but it will basically show how each species falls into the classification tree.

The top will show a high resolution profile picture of all the animals, and they will be grouped appropriately with their related familes via sectioned boxes, and color coordinated tags. The animals will be shown from largest to smallest or visa versa for compositional purposes, and their height and weights will be displayed, along with habitat symbols to show what environment the animals would generally be found in.

Someday it will be finished..... it's taking a long time though

*update... poster is slightly larger, some generic horse templates were added just to fill in some empty space, Florida cave bear added, a few other things have been shifted around with the carnivores, a few random animals were added all around the poster, and the Teratorn/Condor family problem was fixed.
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:icontimelordeternal:
timelordeternal Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017
The mass extinction event that happened in North America during the late Pleistocene was the worst mass extinction event to have ever happened in North America's history and one of the worst mass extinction events that has happened in earth's history 

Thousands of species of animals driven into complete extinction 

Lions, Saber-Tooth Cats, Cheetahs, Jaguars, Dholes, Dire Wolves, Mastodon, Mammoths, Ground Sloths, Glyptodonts, Anteaters, Monkeys, Capybaras, Giant Beavers, Hyenas, Parrots, Parakeets, Teratorns, Phorusrhacids, Rhinos, Llamas, Camels, Short-Faced Bears, Panda Bears, Giraffes, Ostriches, Rhea, Electric Eels, Bison, Zebra, River Dolphins 

All once a part of the grand Serengeti of Kentucky 

Wiped off the face of the world 

Gone forever 

North America is now just a lifeless husk compared to it's former glory 
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CartoonBen Featured By Owner Edited May 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Pearl Emote 43  I would be happy to see you finish it all together too. I really love the way you designed the animals and the whole map and habitat pictures, putting them together into one. It's like looking at a big digital encyclopedia or an advanced computer for time period analysis inside a time machine (something I expect from an educational animated TV series like PBS's Wild Kratts). :D (Big Grin)  Very inspiring without a doubt. In fact, I think you should try something like this with dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals that lived before them (like trilobytes and dimetrodon), after them (like the Cenozoic Mammals in your picture), or among them (like earlier prehistoric mammals, primitive birds, or even pterosaurs).
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Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Student General Artist
Still a work in progress?
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AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Y U NO HAV KAYVE LAYANZ
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:icongrisador:
grisador Featured By Owner Edited Oct 3, 2015
Amazing work here


Wait ! Where's Titanis ?
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:iconmrsleepybear:
MrSleepybear Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Someday I'm just going to open up a Pleistocene Residing Reserves.
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:iconthemorlock:
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Student General Artist
So, the grey wolf and dire wolf are essentially the same size?
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:iconwdghk:
WDGHK Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes the latter is only bulkier,and his reputation as a giant wolf is a myth.
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:iconthemorlock:
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Like the neandertal of wolves.
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MorTalWawmbaht Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty much. The difference is Dire wolves are built more stocky.
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:iconthemorlock:
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student General Artist
I see. Like the neandertal of wolves.
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MorTalWawmbaht Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly!
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AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Who's the shaggy-haired camel?
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:iconanonymousllama428:
AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Who's the furry camelid?
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:iconultimatespideyfan:
UltimateSpideyFan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I wanna see a finished version of this
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:iconmrsleepybear:
MrSleepybear Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Can you eventually add peccaries, saga antelope and Pronghorn? And/or the xenarthas? Please, I know you must be pretty busy, so it doesn't really matter, though.
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nasateen13 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
download link?
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:icondinobirdman:
DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Artist
Awesome!!:D
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AleksaBG Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
cool:D:D:D
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:iconwonamb:
Wonamb Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
wow so many camels! I only know of 3.... interesting! I love this project, and would love to see it completed.
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Battleferrets Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The polar bear and the short-faced bear are listed with each other's names, just fyi
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Feh-ji-no Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
I will totally buy! I don't think I've ever said that about anything before on this site. 

If you ever finish it, it would be so awesome! Thanks!
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Starhorse Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
SO awesome. Are you still planning on finishing this eventually?
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Dr-Stain Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student
:love:
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GreenBushDraw Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Whoa! This may be the first print I buy from here. I work with Pleistocene mammal fossils, so this is quite amazing!
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tsunnamii Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
nice work! can I see it with more definition anywhere? Id love to be able to read all this information. very usefull and inspiring. have you ever been working on this kind of charts but from southamerica?
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TGCFKisekae Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just a simple question: What is the name of the horse between the medium long eared one, and the large Quagga ?
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amandagiesler Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Cool poster but wanted to let you know that Sangamona fugitiva is not a valid species. It is a species composed of mis-identified fossils which are attributable to other deer (mostly white-tailed deer and elk)
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Awesome...Great work..
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comicbook1287 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is really amazing - I haven't yet seen all this information on ice age fauna in one spread. I'd be interested in purchasing a print once it's finished. Not to add to your burden, but can you list the States in which these creatures are found? I'm personally interested in Ice Age mammals of the Great Lakes region.
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:iconwonamb:
Wonamb Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Me too :) Have you tried some books such as 'In Search of the Great Lakes Ice Age Vertebrates'? I have found it quite useful!
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:iconclassicalguy:
classicalguy Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Long time no C

I am eager to see the continued progress of this project.
If you're looking for advice, I do agree on updating you're "classification chart" to something more readable - not to mention the new evidence for a complete revamp of the mammalian tree of life
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masonday Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Cool
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:icondinodrawer:
DiNoDrAwEr Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Just a brief question: could you send me a list including all the animals on this poster? 'cause I'm working on a comparison between the respective megafaunas on the continents...
I've been searching for quite a while now but I don't find any satisfying material... =/
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Dantheman9758 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes let me see what information I have, I'm not sure if it's in a nice neat list but I'll see what I have and get back to you
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UltimateSpideyFan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Are you ever gonna finish this? I love Prehistoric stuff and that's why i would like to see a finished version on this.
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:icondinodrawer:
DiNoDrAwEr Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Woah that's nice! Thanks a lot! =)
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Thylacoleo-Carnifex Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
To sum up, I would also suggest replacing smilodon and homotherium with your new reconstructions of them, and removing chasmaporthetes and arctodus pristinus because they definitely didn't make it to the rancholabrean.
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Thylacoleo-Carnifex Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
It is a problem. People have been posting here saying that the "fugitive deer" wasn't real. After looking it up, I found out that it's called the stilt-legged deer (a slight indication as to what it may have looked like, but not nearly enough to make an accurate reconstruction). The choice is either to make speculative reconstructions of obscure species or to get rid of them. The latter seems like the best option unless you consider getting rid of the information on heights and weights.
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Dantheman9758 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay to everyone who wants this poster. I haven't worked on anything for like 2 years, but I want to get started at this again, - this poster MUST be simplified in some sort of manner if it is to have any hope of being finished. I need "Definitive" species only and must purge or consolidate vague ones with too scarce of information. Any naysayers to this? One of the reasons I stopped working on this is the frustration of finding almost NO information on some supposed species....
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:icondantheman9758:
Dantheman9758 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay to everyone who wants this poster. I haven't worked on anything for like 2 years, but I want to get started at this again, - this poster MUST be simplified in some sort of manner if it is to have any hope of being finished. I need "Definitive" species only and must purge or consolidate vague ones with too scarce of information. Any naysayers to this? One of the reasons I stopped working on this is the frustration of finding almost NO information on some supposed species....
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:iconwonamb:
Wonamb Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
yeah I find the same problem when searching on species for fun... have you tried paleobiology database?
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odderthanmost Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
that's quite the project you've got there. nice work though, it's well desgined and looks great!
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BaBQ Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
Impressive:D
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Student General Artist
Where's the download button?
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paleotool Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
I really like this. I run a small museum that specializes in the late Pleistocene and early Holocene America and I know we could sell a few dozen of these per year. If nothing else, I would love to display one when its done!
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Thylacoleo-Carnifex Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Ok, now I have the info. It lived in the Irvingtonian and never made it to the Rancholabrean.
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Thylacoleo-Carnifex Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
I think it just about made it to 13,000 years ago. Sorry for all the comments. I just got a little confused.
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Thylacoleo-Carnifex Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Actually no. I'm unsure of that. It went extinct recently but I don't know exactly when. One source says it appeared "slightly earlier" in the fossil record than it's larger relative, and little else is known about it. I don't know where to look it up to find out when it died out.
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Thylacoleo-Carnifex Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
And one more thing - arctodus pristinus should be removed because it went extinct 2.2 million years ago.
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