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Caudipteridae by MattMart Caudipteridae by MattMart
Whew... the caudipterids are done! Here's a final look at all of the major morphotypes currently known. Drawn to scale.

Note that in the Theropod Database phylogeny, Mickey Mortimer recovered Similicaudipteryx as a basal caenagnathid rather than a caudipterid. But that analysis doesn't yet include the more complete juvenile specimens, so it remains to be seen where this species will fall out (if the largest Jiufotang specimen is indeed the same species as the juveniles, which are around 5 million years older!).
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Evodolka Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
they all look awesome :aww:
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Megalotitan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did caenagnathiods likely have large primaries and small secondaries?
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MattMart Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So far, the reduced secondaries seem to be unique to Caudipteryx. Similicaudipteryx has primaries and secondaries of about equal length. The lengths are unknown in other caenagnathoids, but the short, broad phalanges of ingeniines has been suggested as support for larger/longer primaries. Whether their secondaries were also larger is unknown.
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Megalotitan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, okay. Thanks!
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Terizinosaurus Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
It is GREAT!!!
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novablue Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this drawing and has since I first saw it. For me, it has been a lot of inspiration in learning to draw theropods as looking more... realistic, so to speak
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hooray for Caudipterids! Great restorations!
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pilsator Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful. If just someone describes those Similicaudipteryx specimens in detail...

Instant +fav for a fieldguide-style depiction of those Jehol oviraptorosaurs. We need more of that!
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MattMart Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Definitely looking forward to a good description, though it will probably render my drawings obsolete. Hard to judge degree of crushing in a skull, etc. just from low-res photos :P
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Absolutely lovely. I love the field guide feeling of these paintings.
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Brad-ysaurus Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Cretaceous turkeys!
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saintabyssal Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool work.
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Deinowilly Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That looks really good!! Directly to my favourites!
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Never realized it, but Similicaudipteryx is BIG!
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MattMart Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup, here's a page with my scale chart for it to compare with a human: [link]

Skeletal details aside, just the sheer size and (apparently) high, rounded skull (unless that's due to crushing) so seem like they belong to a more derived caenagnathoid than to a basal oviraptorosaur.
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