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Sciurumimus albersdoerferi by Viergacht Sciurumimus albersdoerferi by Viergacht
Sciurumimus albersdoerferi is the first theropod with feathers discovered that isn't closely related to birds. The name means "Squirrel mimic". The fossil is a juvenile, and unlike the huge, meat-eating adults, it fed on insects.
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JokerCarnage5 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
love it.:D
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BijouxTheBat Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
Fuzzy dinosaur. :D ~<3
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TheWoodParable Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful.
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bubblekirby Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Shouldn't it have 3 fingers?
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gytalf2000 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Neat!
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Gozer-The-Destroyor Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
BABBY DINOSAWRS
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jflaxman Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
That's one cute baby! You've done a good job distinguishing its downy feathers from the flight feathers of modern birds (which I've seen on some reconstructions!) The insects are well realised too.

This picture makes me wonder what the adults would have looked like!
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I assume protofeathers would look more like what's on a chick than an adult. I'm no scientist, though, that's just a guess.
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True-Leveller Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh sh*t now its on. Feathered Megalosauroids? That likely means feathered Allosaurs, Carcharodontosaurids etc.!
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah!
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commander-salamander Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the light in it's eye.
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RavensSongOfLove Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow, very good and very interesting.
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SSJGarfield Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Cute little guy =D
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fractalxavier91 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
The insects are revolting! Run for your lives!
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
No, the goggas are DELICIOUS!
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome! so does this mean there is a good chance that something like coelophysis had proto-feathers too?
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Most of these feathered specimens are coming from the fine-grained limestone deposits in China and Germany (and thereabouts) and I don't think we have that here in the US Triassic deposits where Coelophysis was found, but if a megalosaur had feathers it seems very probably Coelophysis did, too.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Perhaps even primitive crocodiles, as some have speculated....
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's cool! thanks! =)
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electreel Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
The best illustration of Sciurumimus I´ve seen so far! :) Great job!
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm surprised I haven't seen more reconstructions of it.
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electreel Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Indeed! I´ve seen just a couple of them... It seems that this dino-fever won´t be just as big as the Yutyrannus´one... sadly size matters in these situations.
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
But it's such a cute little thing!
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electreel Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
:(
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The-Skykian-Archives Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
feathered raptors, I quite love them. And this picture is lovely!

My favorite is the Sinovenator Changii. x3
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is actually a megalosaur - much, much older than raptors.
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The-Skykian-Archives Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oops, my apologies. xD
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
No need to apologize :)
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