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Demon Flyer by Teratophoneus Demon Flyer by Teratophoneus
The demon flyer, also known as the ropen, is a cryptid supposed to live in papua neuginea. This animal which is said by locals to represent the spirits of their ancestors, is said to be a terrifying monster, with a wingspan up to 9 metres. The demon flyer is also said to raid the graves of local people and is a notorius maneater. It has been reported as a large pterosaur, with a big crest, large teeth and that it can emit its own light, which means that this animal if it exists is bioluminescent. Ropens are sometimes portrayed with long tails, sometimes with short ones, I went for one with a short tail.
And yes, I will try do make more cryptids in the next time. I think that many of you have waited for this, its been a long time since I made cryptid pictures and its about time to give this series a continue.
Special thanks goes to Mikespikester11[link] who told me about a new movie named the barrens which features one of my favourite cryptids, the jersey devil. He gave me the needed inspiration to finally do some more cryptozoology art
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TarbosaurusBatar Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I see the Ropen as more of a large species of highly aggressive bat. It's unlikely but much more plausible than a surviving Pterosaur.
LordofNightsShadows Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool job there!
titanlizard Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Wow, nice :D This is the Kongamato?
Its pretty looks like this [link]
Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
well its not exactly the kongamato, its the ropen or demon flyer. Both creatures are extremely similar.
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Weswegen es bei mir auch ein und die selbe Art sind...
Jpislanublar Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
jurassic park pteranodon for sure
herofan135 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really awesome! Love the design on it, I have read quite a bit about these cryptids, haha.
Saberrex Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder if Ropens are Azdarchids that survived the mass extinction. that would explain why they attack prey as big as humans.
dugbud62 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you frm Joisey , really like the coloration.
Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
thanks, so I am from germany :)
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