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Here is my entry for this speculative evolution contest: Spec challengeFor those who haven't seen it yet: yes we will do the Spec Evo challenge.
Entries can be posted here, on facebook or on Youtube, as long as you can link to a page where it's openly visible.
It can be any medium, digital, traditional, you could even make a sculpture or video of the process (though that would be hard to in-cooperate)
Regarding the Skull crawler: there are several ways to do this. You could try to stick to the film as closely as possible and try to figure out a suitable ancestor and by that a more believable design.
Or you could collect the attributes of the movie monster and look into a lot of clades for animals which would fit that description partly, and could therefore give rise to a skull crawler. This means it don't need to be a reptile, maybe just something someone could confuse to be a reptile on a foggy day.
And of course it's possible to just invent a whole new clade on animals, remember, these are kaijus, they could follow their very own phylogeny. but if you d


Skull Crawlers are monstrous squamates with characteristics seen in other reptiles.  They have a face reminiscent of a vine snake, tortoise-like arm scales, and only a pair of fore limbs and no back limbs.  They typically are around 15 meters(45 feet) tall predators found across Skull Island`s biomes.  Thanks to their mesothermic metabolisms and strong forelimbs, these reptilian devils are extremely adaptable, so they are found in forest clearings, mountains and marshlands.  They can feed on a vast variety of prey; a good thing since they must consume a lot of food to survive.
 
Skull crawlers` ancestors were rear fanged snakes that ended up on Skull Island roughly 20 million years ago.  The lack of large predators in the region meant these snakes could prosper.  However, their originally limbless anatomy was inadequate for being apex predators, so they got their front limbs back.  The back legs stayed banished inside their butts, while the front limbs sprouted massive claws and tough plates.  Crawlers are still capable of slithering, but only do so when stalking their prey.

Humans and Skull Crawlers never had a good relationship.  The native people called them "Pengencer Darah" or (blood thinner) referencing their venom that...well, thins blood.  They fear them as demons from the death gods as punishment for them allowing dinosaurs to overtake them.  Two small expeditions in the 1930`s(one led by Bill Randa, the other by Carl Denham) ended in disaster with Skull Crawler-human interactions.  They did not go well. 

Hope you like it!
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kingbiollante Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Creative! I love it!
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VG5006 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkingbiollante:
kingbiollante Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem!
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Zimzilla99 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
a skilled human with even medium firearms could kill that thing skull island mission is a success
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VG5006 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I am clearly mistaken
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:iconzimzilla99:
Zimzilla99 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
human technology at its finest
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:iconvg5006:
VG5006 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
-and a 125 foot tall ape
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:iconzimzilla99:
Zimzilla99 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
javelin missile
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
Very interesting =)
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VG5006 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. ;)
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