Thecodontia

by THECODONTION

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    Furious and Chaotic Prehistoric Metal of War!

    NO CLEAN SINGING... '...deeply distorted, gravel-throated bass seizes attention immediately, and it carries you along in a savage thrill ride along with the jet-fueled drumwork and the vocalist’s venomous shrieking. And to make the experience even more riveting, there are some magnetically attractive, body-moving riffs in the song, as well as an array of freakish arpeggios that make this head-spinning trip even more… head-spinning.

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The project's monicker comes from an obsolete taxonomic group, Thecodontia (meaning "socket-teeth"), used to describe an order of archosaurian reptiles that lived from the Permian until the Triassic. They resembled crocodiles and were not actually dinosaurs.They were some of their ancestors.
The concept of this demo is entirely based on them, with four songs about four different genera of thecodonts.

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released March 1, 2018

Heliogabalus - vocals
Stilgar - bass, lyrics

Francesco "Powah" Comerci - drum programming, mixing, mastering
Artwork by Giulia Ajmone-Cat
Logo by Andrew Cunningham (Malthusian, Wreck of the Hesperus)

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Track Name: Desmatosuchus Spurensis (Linked Loricata of Spur)
Heavily armored quadruped reptile
North American stagonolepidae aetosaur
Binary nomenclature related to Loricata
One of the largest former thecodonts

And a massive menacing appearance
But a carnivore crurotarsan not
Actually a docile herbivore
Blunt, bulbous, curved teeth

Perhaps omnivorous insectivore
Homodont sheath-covered dentition
Toothless beak and shovel snout
Slender, forked, expanded premaxillae

Large mandibular fenestra
Its bite reminiscent of ornitischians
It lived in muddy water areas
Near rivers, lakes and waterways

Digging up soft vegetation
Median and lateral scutes carapace
Unique aetosaur with five rows of spines
Desmatosuchus spurensis, the archosaur spur
Track Name: Erythrosuchidae (Vermillion Digigrade)
Chalishevia, Fugusuchus
Garjania, Guchengosuchus
Vjushovia, Shansisuchus
genera Erythrosuchidae

the top of the food chain
in the early-middle Triassic
kannemeyeriid dycinodonts
were their main prey

hiding in the vegetation
ambushing and scavenging
a massive gigantic skull
long half the size of their body

potent jaws and teeth
which put fear even in the
eyes of the other predators
Erythrosuchus africanus

a primitive crocodile
vermillion digigrade
clade Archosaurformes
a Thecodont no more
Track Name: Longisquama Insignis (Skeletal Analysis Of A Kyrgyz Diapsid)
A holotype with intergumentary appendages
Projecting from the back of its skeleton
Seven, radiating in a fanlike pattern
Spaced close together, tips unpreserved

Proximal straight section divided
Into three longitudinal lobes
Raised rugae and deep interstices
Not unlike a bone-made rosary bead

Interior flange up to the tip of the distal section
Ridged and separated by a grooved axis
Projecting perpendicular or curving in S-shapes
Vertebrae spines to anchorage points

Resembling raised knobs, slightly convex
Tubular in life, like feathers into a folicle
Long scales, pseudosuchian, proto-archosaurian
A gift of the lacustrine fluvial Madygen
Track Name: Stagonolepis (Robertsoni/Wellesi/Olenkae)
Thick armoured scales ran down its body
Heavy body armour to repel carnivores
Small headed, slowly moving browser
A long intestine to digest vegetation

Beak-like tip that arched upwards
Peg-like teeth to uproot plants
Snout-like unusual structure of the skull
Allowing to dig through the undergrowth

Chewing tough cycads, horsetails and ferns
Fossil remains found in sandstones
In Lossiemouth and Krasejow deposits
Some species stratigraphically younger

Like the Stagonolepis Olenkae specimens
The genus Aetosauroides as a junior synonym
Aetosauroides Scagliai and Subsulcatus
Sequential studies to smaller specimens

Proposed they belonged to the Robertsoni
The Wellesi specimen was called Calyptosuchus
Now they belong to the same monotypic genera
And are restricted to the Carnian stage

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