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042--SINOVENATOR CHANGII

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project: DINOSAURIA
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SINOVENATOR CHANGII
"Meemann Chang's Hunter from China"
Xu et al., 2002
Length: 91cm (3ft)
Weight: 4.5kg (10 lbs)
Location: Liaoning, China
Era: Aptian age, lower Cretaceous (125 million years ago)

Classification:
Dinosauria
Saurischia
Theropoda
Tetanurae
Avetheropoda
Coelurosauria
Maniraptoriformes
Maniraptora
Aviremigia
Paraves
Deinonychosauria
Troodontidae

Notes:
Primitive compared to its Troodontid relatives, Sinovenator shares many characteristics with Dromaeosaurids and primitive birds, helping to solidify their common descent in Paraves.

UPDATE APR 09 2013:
Despite being one of the most popular dinosaurs I did for the project, I was never satisfied with it, particularly the wings and feet, which I have now redrawn to be up to standard. Go here ([link]) for the original.
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Durbed's avatar
Really good job, I like the face markings. :)
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Ornitholestes1's avatar
What bird species, if any, did you base the face colors off of?
Green-Mamba's avatar
greater roadrunner, actually. very vaguely. ended up looking a lot more like a red-whiskered bulbul like sagekorppi noted above though.
SageKorppi's avatar
Love the red-whiskered bulbul-like face! The color scheme is great!
ToxicKittyCat's avatar
Oh, fantastic, sur-realistic and sur-cartoonish
EWilloughby's avatar
What a cute little thing. Love the color scheme.
MF99K's avatar
cool! one of my OCs is a feathered dinosaur and I've trying to figure out a better way to draw him for some time. :)
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