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Gyrosprinter. The "antelope" of Darwin IV. Darwin IV is a fictional planet that was the subject of Wayne Barlowe's book Expedition and the television special, Alien Planet, based on Expedition. Although the details of the discovery and exploration of Darwin IV differ in the two presentations, both are essentially the same in their depiction of the planetary environment and its native life-forms, whose abundance and variety prompt the name Darwin.
However, unlike the antelopes of Earth, the Gyrosprinter has just two legs arranged in a rather unconventional manner - one right behind the other. The legs appear to have evolved to become fused from two forelegs and two hind legs over millions of years; the Gyrosprinter's ancestors were probably once quadrupeds like Earth's quadrupeds. Unfortunately, such a placement of legs can be a problem for balance. The Gyrosprinter has solved this by having two balance organs (similar to the inner ear of a human) located in two thick prongs protruding from either side of its body. It has two hearts, a two meter long tongue, and its nostrils are located on its shoulders. The Gyrosprinter is able to run at speeds of up of up to 80 km/h and has a running stride of up to 15 meters.

I am happy to do, and another creature of this book. I'm interested in xenobiology and gather information about unusual and interesting projects.

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myinnermonster Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
No you didn't !!awesome!!!!
Red-Rose-12 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
whatever it is, it is sweet
babbletrish Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
eJcalado Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never in MY life I'd met another person who had already read that book!
AustralianMarcus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Make a Arrowtongue, please.
hontor Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is comission or wish?)
VioletWhirlwind Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I KNEW I recognized this guy from somewhere. :D  I remember that show. :)
SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
It's from a book.
aquamizuko Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a book and a show.
SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
I know, I own both. Book came first. :)
Myufi Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh! I remember seeing this. Ohh, what else was in that movie... I recall the massive beast - a groveback? - that lived in the ground for years before moving to a new place, or falling victim to those plants/fungus which littered the ground far beneath them. There was also the predator that had chased the gyrosprinter, and in a forest-like region of the planet were fast-moving flying-lizard-like creatures - I don't recall what they were hunting. Of course, there was the sentient life at the end of the film, though I imagine it would be difficult to model that. ...There was the massive organism which roamed the ocean, as well. Among others I can't recall.

I think I would like to see the creature that hunted the gyrosprinter.
GabiStar Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I LOVED THIS SPECIAL!! Please do the dagger wrists.
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