Green-Mamba's avatar

054--LIMUSAURUS INEXTRICABLIS

By Green-Mamba
148 Favourites
12 Comments
6K Views
project: DINOSAURIA
specimen 054

LIMUSAURUS INEXTRICABLIS
"Inextricable Mud Lizard"
Xu et al., 2009
Length: 1.7m (5.5ft)
Weight: 34kg (75lb.)
Location: Xinjiang, China
Era: Oxfordian age, upper Jurassic (160 million years ago)

Classification:
Dinosauria
Saurischia
Theropoda
Ceratosauria

Notes:
Despite the fact that Limusaurus is fairly unusual in nearly every facet (small, toothless, herbivorous Ceratosaurs are something of a novelty to put it lightly), its tiny hands are possibly the most well studied part of the animal--it was long believed that the path to three fingers in later theropods was done by the loss of digits four and five, but Limusaurus, fairly basal to theropods, still has four total fingers, and it is its first digit that is the most reduced, indicating that the three digits on later theropods may correspond to digits II, III, and IV, instead of I, II, and III, crippling a long held talking point of those who deny the clear evolutionary link between theropod dinosaurs and birds.
IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
1265x796px 1.39 MB
Published:
© 2012 - 2020 Green-Mamba
Comments12
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
9Weegee's avatar
9WeegeeHobbyist General Artist
I don't understand why you gave it such a small coat. emus and rheas have large coats of feathers, living in hot environments, and are around Limusarus' size. 

it would probably be more accurate if you made the majority of the body feathered. 
JIDPR's avatar
A ceratosaur look a lot better like this with feathers, scales and bare skin.
JIDPR's avatar
Bro, it need feathers in the top par of the tail.
Irkenarmada1's avatar
Irkenarmada1Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good work. Though a bit heavily feathered, it has the same cartoonish feel and amazing colors as your other dinosaur works. I can't fave them all, so I'm just going to state my sentiment here.

Also, Limusaurus has been ranked as a relative of Elaphrosaurus and Spinostropheus, and together they make up Elaphrosauridae (a group that has not been officially proposed so far).
9Weegee's avatar
9WeegeeHobbyist General Artist
"heavily feathered"

it's barely feathered
Green-Mamba's avatar
thanks for the comment.
Irkenarmada1's avatar
Irkenarmada1Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem.
Kazuma27's avatar
Kazuma27Hobbyist General Artist
Great!
TheMorlock's avatar
TheMorlockStudent General Artist
Cool stuff.
Ornitholestes1's avatar
Ornitholestes1Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the fact that you put protofeathers on it!
Tomozaurus's avatar
TomozaurusStudent General Artist
Pretty cool.
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In