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Leptoceratops gracilis by ChrisMasna Leptoceratops gracilis by ChrisMasna
Leptoceratops is so badass <3

Female and ontogeny are in the works.

Part of the concept art I'm doing for Saurian.

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Supernova458 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
 cant stop laughing at this little guy :D
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:iconzhombah:
Zhombah Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Goodbye, leptoceratops... I will always remember you...
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ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hashtag Never Forget.
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:icontkwth:
TKWTH Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What happened?
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ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Leptoceratops will not be in the game.
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TKWTH Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh no! How come? Apparently it was in Hell Creek :/
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Megalotitan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
not in the upper layers of Hell Creek (or Bone Butte for that matter), when Saurian is taking place.
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bh1324 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 23, 2017
Yeah... About that.

From this year SVP: vertpaleo.org/Annual-Meeting/A…

*Dakotaraptor holotype and paratype come from Bone Butte, which like ESPH is within Harding County, South Dakota. Meaning that Leptoceratops has been recently identified in the temporal unit and general vecinity of Bone Butte. It was there almost 100%
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Megalotitan Featured By Owner Edited Jul 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
we don't know if it's from the exact same layers as Bone Butte, and besides, it's around 35 kilometers away from Bone Butte (red circle is ESPH area, blue square is Bone Butte).
anyways, :iconraptorx863: or anyone else going to the SVP meeting would have to watch the presentation itself, and likely speak with the authors themselves.
note: posting the contents of individual abstracts on blogs or social media without the author(s')'s is banned by SVP, since that's breaking the embargo and can get you in big trouble; you'll need to wait for it to be publicly presented. links to the abstract book is fine though.
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TKWTH Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, that's fair. Thank you!
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Megalotitan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem
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Apgigan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017   General Artist
It's so cute and chubby :3
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ThatZoologyDude Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
So cute, yet will probably make up most of my diet as a Dakotoraptor. Hmm
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AerodynamicDragon Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Student General Artist
Looks like my ankles and feet will suffer with this around.
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JokerCarnage5 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my favorite herbivores. ;)
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Taliesaurus Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's BLOATO from Dinoverse
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paleosir Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a chubby badass not-so-gracile Leptoceratops gracilis.
I love it, and I'm gonna buy saurian
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DinoSeanK Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016
I did a video on YouTube to get people to support the game. Here's the link: m.youtube.com/watch?v=Tdn--SK7…
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
Something else on my list...
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iherduleikdragonites Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude. Thank you so much for this. Leptoceratops is my favorite dinosaur of all time, and I'm incredibly happy it's in Saurian. Your style does the little guy justice, and then some. It's so nubby, oh my gosh <3 So hyped right now. Have a really good day!
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cannot wait for this game.
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Arcovenator Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016
Great work!
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looking pretty badass!
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ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
That's looking good, but there should be some more jaw-closing muscles filling in much of the space on the underside of the protruding jugal.
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ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Edited Jun 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, Scott! I will try to correct that soon.
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome. It's so common in ceratopsian reconstructions I should probably do a blog post on it.
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Lucas-Attwell Featured By Owner Edited Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
What is the name of those muscles?
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
There may be two - there's the near-certain presence of the adductor mandibulae (cf. "amev" in Sereno et al 2009 in Psittacosaurus, "mAMP" in Holliday, 2009).  It's also possible that part of the ventral pterygoid that wraps around the base of the mandible actually inserts onto the back side of the jugal (sort of like Holliday suggested for hadrosaurs in the same paper mentioned above) though that's less certain.
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Lucas-Attwell Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Hartman!,is there a diagram showing the mAMP?
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ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
there are a few here (not for this taxa, though): onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10…
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Lucas-Attwell Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Muchisimas gracias!
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malevouvenator Featured By Owner May 31, 2016
Este siempre me ha hecho gracia, es como un jabali loro que si te descuidas te mete un bocado xD
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ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
ja, igual a como lo describo yo, también me hace pensar en un jabalí mezclado a un loro una tortuga mordedora :D
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Tarturus Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good pic.
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HUBLERDON Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite cool!
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PineRain Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautifully done~
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King-Edmarka Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, Leptoceratops has such a damn big head and jaw.  I love it!  Nice choice of colors.  :)
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ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It did! thanks :)
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JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Leptoceratops is a lot bigger than I though, I love it. Can I ask why it is lacking quills?
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ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I think you were responded below, no direct evidence. Not saying it's impossible, just a team decision.
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JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was thinking it was. Great color scheme though!
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Lucas-Attwell Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe the Saurian Team didn´t want to speculate on that,sometimes this kind of structures (wattles ,feather tufts,etc) are not shared even in same genus species.Do we have evidence of the homology of the quills of Psittacosaurus and feathers?
Changing the subject,the tail of the Pachycephalosaurus is strange...They speculated on that.
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palaeornithology Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We do have strong evidence that the quills are homologous in the form of Tianyulong, a basal ornithischian, and  Kulindadromeus, which is currently the sister taxon to Cerapoda - a clade that contains ceratopsia. The current hypothesis is that feathers are basal to all of dinosauria (and perhaps Ornithodira if pterosaur pycnofibers are definitevely shown to be homologous) and so the integumentary structures of ceratopsians are feathers, and not an independently evolved feature. 
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Lucas-Attwell Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks
Is there a paper on the homology of quills in Tianyulong and Psittacosaurus ?Open access?

Tianyulong(Heterodontosauridae)  and Psittacosaurus(Marginocephalia) share similar quills but not Kulindadromeus (Basal Neornithischia),it has more complex filaments (feathers) ,perhaps that´s because Kulindadromeus "feathers" evolved after quills in only in that genus.It would be amazing if theropod feathers and Kulindadromeus complex filaments evolved after the quills and ended sharing same function(Thermoregulation).
And yes, I support the current hypothesis,the filamentous integument (quills) are basal to all of dinosauria 
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palaeornithology Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The likelihood of Kulindadromeus feathers being independently evolved analogous structures is much less likely than a homological origin. Therefore it is the parsimonious conclusion that they share an origin and only Kulindadromeus evolved more complex feathers. It is interesting to note that quills very similar to those in Tianyulong and Psittacosaurus are present in the therizinosaur Beipiaosaurus
I haven't read it since it came out but I'm pretty sure one of the conclusions of the paper that described Kulindadromeus is that its feathers are homologous to the integumentary structures of other ornithiscians, but forgive me if I'm misremembering it! Unfortunately the only open access paper I can find is a formal response by the authors to comments on the descriptive paper - this is only a few pages long and is concerned with the structure of the feathers rather than their evolution, so is unhelpful.
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Lucas-Attwell Featured By Owner Edited Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
"The likelihood of Kulindadromeus feathers being independently evolved analogous structures is much less likely than a homological origin"

Not totally independently because in this hypothetical scenario they share the same origin,homologous quills basal to dinosauria.

"Therefore it is the parsimonious conclusion that they share an origin and only Kulindadromeus evolved more complex feathers."
This is what I tried to say,I don't know if I expressed me correctly=P (Razz) 
"share an origin" the quill-like filaments " and only Kulindadromeus evolved more complex feathers" This structures for example: www.evolutionnews.org/kulindad… I don´t know if theropod feathers passed through  this phase 

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palaeornithology Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, sorry, I misunderstood. Yes, this hypothetical scenario you suggest is what we believe to have happened - stage I feathers are hollow quill structures, as seen in the other ornithiscians; i.e., quills are the basal condition.

And yes, those are stage II feathers and theropod feathers did go through this stage. Although, we don't know when later stages of feathering began to appear - the quill structures in ceratopsians and heterodontosaurids would suggest after the divergence of ornithischia and saurischia (then again, Kulindadromeus does complicate this substantially). 
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Lucas-Attwell Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The Kulindadromeus feathers looks like a "plate" from which filaments grows,but yes,very similar to stage 2 feathers.We will not have exact diagrams in real animals.
Nice to discuss (in the good way) with you! :D (Big Grin) 
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