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Gryphon internal anatomy by sugarpeep Gryphon internal anatomy by sugarpeep
This goes along with the skeletal system. I think my favorite trait in this is the duel syrinx. That's right. This gryphon can, not only, hold conversations with itself complete with interuptions but can also sing duets with itself. Note the four air sacs that help keep the respretory system rather like a radiator to keep cold air from high altitudes from scoring the lungs. The Interclavicular air sacs extend into the humerus of the wing. This is found in most bird species today. I made the brain rather large because of Mercedis Lackey's gryphons. They are intelligent, reasoning beings. As with most species of birds, this female gryphon has only one gonad located on the left side of her body to produce rather large eggs. Respectively, males would have only one testes on the left hand side. Should he carry an intermitant organ it would curve toward the left to better access the female's reproductive tract. While females are laying they would be quite grounded leaving the male to feed her and thus promote social bonds between the genders.

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horse14t Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm probably miss-reading the description but how would it fly?
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11338325 Aug 29, 2013  Student Writer
I have a request. Do you know of a site or can draw the anatomy of a furry animal? Like a gryphon?
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xenocerebral Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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drake-rex Jan 28, 2011  Student Writer
absolutamente fasinante
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:iconithildae:
Gonad to produce eggs?????
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kutiepie420 Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
what about the larynx and trachea...i mean how else is it getting air? lol just a slightly technical question....
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MasterMhal Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow. first good internal anatomy of a gryphon i've ever found.
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:iconrockbosskiller:
I love when people think things through. :heart:
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TraumaticCatharsis Oct 27, 2009
You included the uropygial gland! Now that's attention to detail. :)
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