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M.U.T.O Skeleton male and female by Franz-Josef73 M.U.T.O Skeleton male and female by Franz-Josef73
Evolving during a time when surface radiation levels on Earth were significantly higher than today, these animals survived for millenia by going into aestavation similar to certain species of frog and lungfish. When discovered in a Phillipene mine in 1999, one of the creatures escaped to the sea and attacked a nuclear power plant in Japan before entering a state of suspended animation.  The other specimen, a coocoon, was secretly removed by the US military and remained under lock and key at Yucca Mountain, Nevada until 2014. Both animals (a male and a female) awoke and sought each other out in order to procreate, resulting in massive property damage and casualties. The US military's attempt to use nuclear bombs to attract and kill the M.U.T.O.'s (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms) was quickly abandoned when the creatures made off with the missiles in order to nourish their newly laid eggs. Eventually killed by their natural predator, Gojira, the M.U.T.O.'s represent a window into an ancient past that util now has remianed completely unknown to the modern world. 
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:iconevodolka:
Evodolka Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
heh, thought this would be more insectoid in it's skeleton
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LunarFoxcanFLY Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Those are related to Landstriders in "The Dark Crystal"....
www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1G…
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GTCAdesign Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great
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:iconfranz-josef73:
Franz-Josef73 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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DmitriKahnit Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017
Ok.. so um, while this is definitely well done as far as the style and making it.. maybe scale back on the bone thickness, these creatures need muscles after all
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:iconevodolka:
Evodolka Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
interesting
thought these guys always made me think they were invertebrates of some sort
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:icondinosaurguy10:
Dinosaurguy10 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017   General Artist
i thaught they were invertibrates lol
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:iconmark0731:
mark0731 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016
61 m and 91.4 m.
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:iconnatabhairsuas:
NaTabhairSuas Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! I'm confuzed by the female skeleton though. Does she have 6 legs?
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tcr11050 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Though I feel they would be more like invertebrates. Besides there's no vertebrate animal that animal that comes out of a cocoon, except amphibians. Besides both Muto and Clover looked insectoid or crustacean looking.
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JackTheFeeder Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
If it means anything, the behind-the-scenes art book of Godzilla involves an interview with someone who said they're vertebrates.
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tcr11050 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh... I see.
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jillybean711 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
 They look a lot like those things from 'Dark Crystal' tbh.
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lazejovanov Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
I think the MUTO's skeletons are outside their bodies like arthropods.
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:iconlakadema34:
Lakadema34 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually they are vertebrates in the movie though the look somewhat insect-like. The evidence is with their hind legs especially with their toes, their jaws (with teeth) close-up, and that part when Godzilla killed the Femuto with his atomic breath severing her head, you see closely that her spinal cord is visible while her body falls into the ocean beside Godzilla.
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lazejovanov Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
To me this just seems weird because there's no vertebrate (Today) with 6 limbs or more (Though this is possible though bioengineering)...I can understand Godzilla...to me he seems like a giant newt or salamander that walks bipedal.
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Lakadema34 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's possible that the M.U.T.O.'s are a result of convergent evolution or morphism though they were mutated through radiation. I see that they have reptilian features that may pertain to tortoises. Don't forget there are vertebrates like dragons with mutiple limbs used for flight or mythological creatures we know like griffins. As for Godzilla though he's amphibious having both gills and lungs, he's more reptilian with rough skin with keratinized scales and features of his scutes and jaws pertaining to crocodiles and iguanas. Newts and salamanders only have soft, scaleless, permeable skin that needs to be keep moist otherwise they will dry out and die. Also there are some characteristics that make Godzilla look pertaining to mammals and birds as well. As a matter of fact he has attributes that pertain to all of the groups of vertebrates, but it's mostly in his reptilian form with his appearance.
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lazejovanov Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015
Oddly enough the closes creature today that has a weapon somewhat similar to Godzilla's atomic breath is the bombardier beetle.
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grisador Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
Awesome
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:iconfranz-josef73:
Franz-Josef73 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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grisador Featured By Owner Edited Sep 25, 2015
You are very welcome :D


Awesome kaiju works
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christina1969 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
They had bones? I though they were giant bugs.
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:iconlakadema34:
Lakadema34 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In a close-up look it would be more obvious with the their hind legs with toes, their jaws with teeth, and the spinal cord seen when the Femuto's head got severed by Godzilla's atomic breath.
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amadeus450 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
poor fellas
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:iconfranz-josef73:
Franz-Josef73 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree.
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raptorrex07 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Wait how do we know they are not crustation or arthropods 
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KaijuAlpha1point0 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Because:

1. They both had tongues, teeth and fleshy looking mouths.

2. When Godzilla fried Femuto's head off, we can actually see her vertebrae for a brief second. 
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raptorrex07 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Really? Well never mind. You have eyes of a hawk
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:icontoalorikan626:
toalorikan626 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
they would have an exoskeleton, the exterior appeared to be too fleshy and the wings would have a clear chitin 
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StarvedSkull Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dunno. If the Mutos were descendents of cretaceous arthropods, or something from the precambrian period that survived the triassic extinction, how do we know it'd develop a skeletal system similar to that of a mammal or reptilian? I'd think it would have supports that run all around the body, like if the organs were inside the 'bones' of the creature. Just doubt it would have a skeleton considering it's evolutionary origins.
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raptorrex07 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Good point. I just I don't know how to classifiy them. They look so alien.
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SCP-811Hatena Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
MUTOs are chordates (animals that possess internal skeletons).
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raptorrex07 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Makes senese
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SCP-811Hatena Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. They possessed well developed vertebrate jaws.
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Pulsarium Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student General Artist
They are like split-jaws of snakes, but they are constrained more. And their skin is fleshy in some places, but it's very hard in others.
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SCP-811Hatena Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. The shoulders and scalp seemed to have been armored.
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SCP-811Hatena Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A time with more radiation. I' guessing that's taking place after the late cretaceous period meteor crash, but before the eocene epoch. If that is the case, then the meteor had a radioactive element, triggering not just the extinction of the dinosaurs, but a nuclear fallout that lasted for a million years, causing the MUTOs to evolve. But that's just my theory.
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MrGodzilla445 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
According to Godzilla Awakening, it's Cambrian/Permian period.
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:iconazrielmoha:
AzrielMoha Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
its probably during Cambrian period where radioactive where at a high level and Godzilla,MUTO, Mothra(i always imagined them at the same ecosystem) ancestors evolved and grow at massive high and mass
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SCP-811Hatena Featured By Owner Edited Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Most likely Permian, because neither reptiles or any vertebrates in general didn't exist during the Cambrian period.
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Guyverman Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Just wonder what the fuck these things are. They seem like Arthropod/Chordate hybrid.
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jano233 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they do take some similaritys to insects, like how malesare smaller to females, and the females are heavily armored
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dragokaiju2000 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Nice!
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:iconfranz-josef73:
Franz-Josef73 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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BlackSkeletonGirl Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
coooooooool! 
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:iconfranz-josef73:
Franz-Josef73 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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BlackSkeletonGirl Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Np! 
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JacobSpencerKaiju79 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
Very nice, and I like the fact that they aren't purely arthropods.
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SCP-811Hatena Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. They are more likely to be reptilian, actually.
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Lakadema34 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're right. As a matter of fact I was thinking that they have the reptilian characteristic pertaining to tortoises, since the Femuto bears hundreds of her eggs, and in addition, both M.U.T.O.'s have hard armored skin. 
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