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027--SHUVUUIA DESERTI

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project: DINOSAURIA
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SHUVUUIA DESERTI
"Desert Bird"
Chiappe, Norell & Clark, 1998
Length: 60cm (2ft)
Weight: 2.7kg (6 lbs)
Location: Ömnögovi, Mongolia
Era: Campanian age, upper Cretaceous (75 million years ago)

Classification:
Dinosauria
Saurischia
Theropoda
Tetanurae
Avetheropoda
Coelurosauria
Maniraptoriformes
Maniraptora
Alvarezsauridae
Parvicursorinae

Notes:
Shuvuuia is unique among non-avian Theropods as it is able to flex its upper jaw independently from its braincase, a trait that is otherwise known only in true birds.
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y87arrow's avatar
I think all that colourful bird of paradise-like stuff is perfectly fitting for Alvarezsaurids. Probably only the males were that colourful (like with many birds nowadays) and I can really imagine many Alvarezsaurids were looking that way.
Traheripteryx's avatar
Love those flamboyant colours! :D
AHathaway97's avatar
Shuvuuia!! I remember this species from the 'White Tip's Journey' episode of Dinosaur Planet, which took place in the Gobi Desert, following the story of a lone Velociraptor. No one ever seems to draw this little guy. I love it! Great restoration, I like the unique coloration.
Traheripteryx's avatar
Search results for Shuvuuia on the deviantArt searchbar might include weirldy coloured Shuvuuia, Shuvuuia OCs, anthro Shuvuuia, All Yesterdays Shuvuuia, Shuvuuia with extra-long claws, breeding Shuvuuia, Shuvuuia skeletal reconstructions, Shuvuuia muscle studies, a Shuu Tsukiyama -Shuvuuia and many more Shuvuuia. ;) It's actually the most prefered alvarezsaur
AHathaway97's avatar
Wow, really? I was unaware of this Alvarezsaur's popularity.  I never really saw much artwork of the animal myself, so I had assumed that it was one of those obscure dinosaurs no one had heard of or bothered to draw.
Imagine seeing this in a Mongolian forest... *o*
WhiskerfaceRumpel's avatar
I like the 'fiery' face and crest feathers you have given this fella. 
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guilmon182's avatar
Also it's single claw claw on each... wing?
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Tomozaurus's avatar
I think a watch might be in order. I mean, I've been following this series anyway, so it just seems logical ;)
Green-Mamba's avatar
hey, thanks a lot.
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