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poison pinky by V4m2c4 poison pinky by V4m2c4
its been awhile since i've uploaded any creatures soooo here we go!
veneficus ma'nus are medium sized arboreal nectivores. their specialized pinky is actually a very dexterous muscle that can not only aid in climbing but also can releases a venomous paste, Which acts as a defense mechanism. one of her legs, torn off from a predator, is being infested by tailed-norn adults.

Norns-Are a small family of biologically immortal creatures. Only 4 known species exist. If it is not killed or plagued by disease it has a regenerative ability brought about through parasitism.
Relatively harmless and unseen norns live their lives feeding on plant life and debris found in the treetops. It is during its final moments in life that it becomes an aggressive parasite. Norns are parasitically specific, actively perusing their specific host species. Mouthparts that are useless in breaking skin of their host, a norn must find an open wound on their host to eject their spinal rod. The spinal rod is the organ that houses all stem cells, which will grow its new “body”. Once a norn enters its host all others are incapable of entering the infected host. The rod releases a noxious enzyme in the creature’s blood stream to kill off any other spinal rod that may enter. There it will live, feeding on its host, yet doing little to no harm to it. During the 8months of regeneration the rod will re-grow a larval state “body.” at this stage she will burrow out of her host, with a specialized tooth, and continue out her life cycle. This biological immortality is circumstantial to her being able to find a host to embody, if not she will die.
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wardude69 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
looks complex. nicley done
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Acrionianspeculative Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i fell in love with this instantly once i saw the complexity of the head and mouthparts. and the norns, how are you not god? well, i love your style and your creatures' biology, it's so very alien and complex-looking! you are a brilliant artist and should definately upload creatures like these more often, i love this to pieces! i love the little tongue sticking out from the pinkies' seahorse-mouth, and who doesn't love biologically immortal parasites? well, this just mght be my favourite thing on this site. well done! :hug:
praise lord V4m2c4!
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
oh thank you! you are really to kind. haha i'd like to think I'm a god, I do take sacrificial offerings, non human of course, bad for my image ;) 
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Acrionianspeculative Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you accept triple-a batteries that don't work as sacrifices?
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RavingShark Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is ths part of a xenobiology project? What is it called? Great concept btw.
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
thanks! It is part of a xenobiology project, although I never really named it, because the creatures can vary so drastically, physiologically speaking, that it is most likely that we are dealing with different worlds as apposed to a single alien planet.
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RavingShark Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, look at the jelly fish compared to the elephant. Those animals are hugely different in almost every way, but we are ok with thinking of them as on the same planet because they are on the same planet. it isn't implausible that all or most of these creatures from one planet.
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
you know that is very true, and i've always thought of them as living on the same planet for the most part. but i like leaving it somewhat open ended because as im sure you may have read/ witnessed people can become a little heated when it comes to what makes "valid" creature design. I try to let people have their own opinions.
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CosmicGrounds Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Writer
By the looks of its fingers it's like it's hinting, "okay".
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Hahaha, that or the mudra for meditation, either way it's telling us not to worry about the fact that its maimed and being infested by parasites...what a high hoped creature.
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