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Nasopod by hontor Nasopod by hontor
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The Rhinogradentia (also called Rhinogrades, Snouters, Nasopods, or Nasobames) are a fictitious mammal order documented by the equally fictitious German naturalist Harald Stümpke. The order's most remarkable characteristic was the nasorium, an organ derived from the ancestral species' nose, which had variously evolved to fulfill every conceivable function.

Both the animals and the scientist were ostensibly creations of Gerolf Steiner, a zoology professor at the University of Karlsruhe, who drew his inspiration from a poem by Christian Morgenstern. A mock taxidermy of a snouter can be seen at the Musée zoologique de la ville de Strasbourg.

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ZaubererbruderASP Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of the poems I memorized without being forced by my teacher, and also one of the poems I still fully know :D
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BrainFissure Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
ERMAGERD ERMAGERD ERMAGERD YOU'VE READ SNOUTERS :iconcantplz:
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ookaookaooka Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Gaaahh! You made a Snouter, too! Your gallery gets more and more awesome every time I look at it.
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IsaiahParker Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very creative!
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tallydragon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Oh man, we used to joke about Rhinogrades when I was in grad school. I'd forgotten all about them! Fantastic sculpture!
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Crimsonbluewolf Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I found a good page about them, a little hard to find unless you know what to type in ->www.writeopinions.com/rhinogra… Definitely a strange specimen
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Sort of like a Lovecraftin pet.
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hontor Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
What is it Lovecraftin? Alas, I do not know)
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
"Lovecraftian" means it reminds one of the work of H. P. Lovecraft.
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SeeSamSketch Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student General Artist
That's really cool!
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