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COW: Zombie Dinosaur by GuthrieArtwork COW: Zombie Dinosaur by GuthrieArtwork

"Crowned Lizard"

Many believe that a meteor caused the death of dinosaurs, and a multitude of other species of animals, during the Cretaceous–Tertiary extinction event, but new technology has uncovered the truth. A virus now believed to have first appeared in the species Coronasaurus is believed to be the cause.

Coronasaurus were 39 foot long predators of the Cretaceous, towards the later half of the Cretaceous they contracted a highly contagious virus. Within a matter of days after contracting the virus the host's soft innards would be consumed and the creature would bleed to death. However, they did not stay dead, the virus would essentially restart the dinosaurs body so that it could continue to synonymously feed and transmit the virus.

After several weeks the dinosaur's rotting body would collapse in a festering pile unable to hunt for the virus any more. Many scavenging species were still able to contract the virus from infected carcasses. Relatively quickly the virus had spread around the world causing the mass extinction.

© 2010 by B.R.Guthrie
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Rott-i-kins Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
WHOOO. Interesting idea, love the way you rendered it!
Leagueofmichel Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should let tomtensrival make this one, would be awesome!
jc5943 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's the first time I had dug up a zombie Dino bones... Woah far out! Just kiddin. Ain't no undead parasite!
Myrethy Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Welllll, let's just hope we mammals are immune to this virus.
iNSaNiTYDragon2000 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014   Artist
brandon-bowling Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Wickedly awesome. The gaping hole in the ribs, the shredded skin on the neck, the lolling tongue, all such great details. Nice work!
demondragon1 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Photographer
ehh this is something i just noticed. Even in movies where dogs or some type of animal becomes a zombie, they go after humans. Yet you never see zombies eating animals.

But humans don't exist yet. So wouldn't the zombies do the same thing human zombies do? I mean hunt down and bite/eat other dino of the same kind?
irox12345 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow amazing art! The concept of a virus that takes over the dinosaurs brain until the dino can't move anymore is awesome and there are many viruses that affect insects in a similar way so it could be true but not likely. Away from that, it's an awesome piece of art. I love the tongue and the blood  along with the decaying flesh and red, demonic eyes.
deshune Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student Artist
seems true
GabeHash Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
cool symbolism, if that's what this is lol when i search "Coronasaurus" it gives me Kronosaurus instead, but a virus huh? makes since.
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