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Tianyulong confuciusi by EloyManzanero Tianyulong confuciusi by EloyManzanero
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Four interpretations for "Tianyulong confuciusi" appearence:
A: The filaments showed in the holotype. We only can confirm that at least "T. confuciusi" had those keratinous structures in those places.
B: An interpretation of the filaments should have at least. I think that this is the most likely because is the most similar to the distribution of the possible filaments preserved in the other heterodontosauriform "Psittacosaurus" (Specimen SMF R 4970), and the lack of continuity in dorsal and caudal filaments don´t seems like a hoped structure for an animal.
C: Covered with fuzz like most of the interpretations that I have seen. I think that isn´t impossible, but fuzz (like the short filaments of "Sinosauropteryx prima") never had be reported in ornitischian dinosaurs and even keratinous filaments reported in theropods and ornithischians can be analagous structures.
D: An example of "T. confuciusi" filaments could have an appearence that nobody could interpretate about the fossil record.

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Cuatro interpretaciones de la apariencia de "Tianyulong confuciusi":
A: Los filamentos que muestra el holotipo. Sólo se puede confirmar que "T. confuciusi" tuvo al menos estas estructuras queratinosas en esos lugares.
B: Interpretación de los filamentos que al menos pudo haber tenido. Creo que esta es la más probable debido a que es la más similar a la distribución de los posibles filamentos mostrados en el otro heterodontosauriforme "Psittacosaurus" (Especimen SMF R 4970), y la falta de continuidad en los filamentos dorsales y caudales no parece una estructura esperada para un animal.
C: Cubierto de pelusa como en la mayoría de interpretaciones que he visto. Creo que no es imposible, pero la pelusa (como los filamentos cortos de "Sinosauropteryx prima") nunca ha sido descrita en dinosaurios ornitisquios e incluso podría ser que los filamentos queratinosos identificados en terópodos y ornitisquios sean estructuras análogas.
D: Un ejemplo de como los filamentos de "T. confuciusi" podrían haber tenido una apariencia que nadie podría interpretar en base al registro fósil.

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:iconheytomemeimhome:
Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
A looks unlikley....
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:iconeloymanzanero:
EloyManzanero Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
I agree, but it's only a representation of all that we know based on the fossil record
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:icontomozaurus:
Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student General Artist
It's definitely 'C' based on unpublished specimens, which hopefully will show up in press at some point.
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:iconeloymanzanero:
EloyManzanero Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wow, do you have at least references of that unpublished specimens, I never heard about it and sounds very interesting!
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:icontomozaurus:
Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Only pers comm. from Darren Naish I'm afraid. It's been mentioned on the DML before as well I beleive.
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:iconeloymanzanero:
EloyManzanero Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well, I'll keep an eye on future news...
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:iconchristopher252:
Christopher252 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
<font><font>Se ve muy interesante!!!!</font></font>
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:iconeloymanzanero:
EloyManzanero Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
¡Muchas gracias, Christopher!
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:icondinobirdman:
DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Artist
I see it has a beard right under the chin!:)
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:iconeloymanzanero:
EloyManzanero Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
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:icondinobirdman:
DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Artist
Yep, that's it alright.
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:iconeloymanzanero:
EloyManzanero Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
;)
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:icondinobirdman:
DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Artist
:)
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:icondinodanthetrainman:
dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Or E all of the above! :)
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:iconeloymanzanero:
EloyManzanero Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah, even could be that there were individuals with the 4 appearences. I think that is not likely, but neither impossible.
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:icondinodanthetrainman:
dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think B and D. D is the mail and B is the femail.  :)
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:iconeloymanzanero:
EloyManzanero Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Haha, yeah, could be that many forms were right because a specific variation, for example a sexual dimorphism like you say.
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EloyManzanero Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
correction: "for example for a sexual dimor..."
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