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Tianyulong confuciusi skeletal by Dinomaniac Tianyulong confuciusi skeletal by Dinomaniac
Skeletal reconstruction of feathered Heterodontosaurus Tianyulong confuciusi.

Since most of the torso is missing in the only known specimen I decided not to go and reconstruct the whole skeleton.
However for sake of people who might consider using this skeletal as reference for their art (Me included) I decided to reconstruct key parts of the skeleton to get some idea of the proportions. These reconstructed parts are shown in grey and are drawn after Heterodontosaurus.
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Franz-Josef73 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just now found this. Great work on the skeleton. Its snout reminds me of a modern hog, just much smaller.
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ZEGH8578 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
So far, still the most reliable Tianyulong out there. I have allready used this one as a very helpful backup for a little heterodontosaurid series I did for my own amusement :] I appreciate your choise on how to show the finalments also, in that they are indications, as in the fossil, and not overpowering the image.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Wait a second. Early Cretaceous? WTF? How can a heterodontosaur be found in Cretaceous rocks?
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Piatnitskysaurus Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Not impossible, just requires a killer ghost lineage.
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DOTB18 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Could it be possible to have more images like this for other dinosaurs who's fossils were also found with feathers, proto-feathers or bristles?
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Mountaineer47 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
You wouldn't happen to have access to an online paper or something would you? I've been looking for a while and can't get past just blurbs and whatnot. Anything would help!

-Erin
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Piatnitskysaurus Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
It should be noted that the fossil is abit scrappy, but google might have something.
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Mountaineer47 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
Thanks! I'll check. Haven't found anything yet.
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Piatnitskysaurus Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
No Worries.
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olofmoleman Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009   Digital Artist
Very nice, I reckon those stripes outside his body is feathery fluff?
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Dinomaniac Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
yeah...I thought it would be useful to illustrate those as well.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
It looks very freaking primitive. That is one of the strangest snouts I've ever seen. Looks almost...mammalian doesn't it?
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Piatnitskysaurus Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Not wrong there XD
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Miyess Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009   Digital Artist
Awesome!
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Alexanderlovegrove Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
Nice work, I still can't get over how amazing this find is!
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Qilong Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
Very Cool!
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