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067--FALCARIUS UTAHENSIS

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FALCARIUS UTAHENSIS
"Utah Sickle Cutter"
Kirkland et al., 2005
Length: 4m (13ft)
Weight: 226kg (500 lbs.)
Location: Utah, USA
Era: Barremian age, lower Cretaceous (126 million years ago)

Classification:
Dinosauria
Saurischia
Theropoda
Tetanurae
Avetheropoda
Coelurosauria
Maniraptora
Therizinosauria

Notes:
The very first discovery of Falcarius was made in a vast bonebed containing the disarticulated remains of thousands of individuals from all age groups.

UPDATE FEB 19, 2013:
As a side effect from the discovery of Ornithomimid wings, phylogenetic bracketing suggests Therizinosaurs may have as well, so I have edited Falcarius accordingly. I also added some extra feathering to its body due to changing personal aesthetic preference. Go here ([link]) for the original.
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Atlantis536's avatar
Is that a Penguin's coloration?
Green-Mamba's avatar
it sorta looks like one but i don't think that was an inspiration for this
Orionide5's avatar
Beipaiosaurus also had "filaments perpendicular to the arm," probably hookless feathers crushed in preservation, so this inference is supported by evidence.
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ah, i missed that. thanks for the info.
DinoBirdMan's avatar
That's very nice!;)
Ornitholestes1's avatar
Not Martharaptor? Shame.... :P
Green-Mamba's avatar
your comment is literally the first i've heard of it.
Ornitholestes1's avatar
Ah. It's a new (~5 days old) therezinosaur similar to Falcarius but slightly later. [link]
Green-Mamba's avatar
neat, though i think had i known about it i think i still would have stuck to the more complete falcarius.
Ornitholestes1's avatar
Ah. Very nice job, anyway!
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