Meaghan likes to give homemade Christmas gifts. Last year she made nerdy science-themed chocolates
, and the year before that she designed dorky mugs. This year, she decided to go a big more useful and create the only calendar that really matters... the Cenozoic calendar. Really, Meaghan was just kind of tired of looking up the NALMA (North American Land Mammal Ages) divisions and decided to make a cheat sheet for herself illustrated with her lab's favorite Cenozoic animals!
|Hadrianus, a big ol' tortoise|
|Orohippus, the side-eye throwing ancient horse.|
|Rooneyia, a tarsier ancestor|
|Paleotaricha, a newt|
|Ceratogaulus, the horned (not horny) gopher|
|Chriacus: looks like a raccoon, related to things with hooves. Seen here having just been caught sniffing its own ass.|
|Dromomeryx, a fantastic substitute for any Your Mom joke |
|Gomphotherium, the shovel-tusked elephant|
|Patriofelis, the cat-like not-a-cat creodont|
|Phenacodus, a tiny-headed condylarth|
|Stenomylus, a wee camel|
|Tephrocyon, a dog|
|Uintatherium, a cheerful rhino-giraffe hybrid|
|Archaeotherium, a pig thing on steroids|
|Icaronycteris, a hug-attack bat with some extra claws|
|Plesiadapsis, one of a group of early monkey-esque things. |
Meaghan drew Plesiadapsis
showing its butthole specifically because she knew Amy would find it funny.
|Illingoceros, a twirly-whirly pronghorn ancestor|
|Megalonyx, one of the sexiest rap stars of all time|
|And finally, here they are all together with the Zachos curve and some mildly inaccurate botany!|
Animals super duper not to scale.
In summary, Meaghan seems to be incapable of drawing animals that don't look like they've just been caught committing a crime or social faux pas.
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