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Ukhaa Tolgod Avifauna by MattMart Ukhaa Tolgod Avifauna by MattMart
Since I haven't uploaded anything in a while, here's a sample of the stuff I've been working on lately... Aviremigians from the Ukhaa Tolgod locality of the Djadochta Formation. This locality is probably contemporaneous with the less well known Zos Wash or Zos Canyon member, which was home to two additional but unnamed and only partially described species of dromaeosaur and troodont.

UPDATE: I missed one! There's a specimen of Gobipteryx from Ukhaa Tolgod as well. It's now been added, second from right.

Since it's been guessed in the comments, the species are (left to right) Citipati osmolskae, Byronosaurus jaffei, Khaan mckennai, Tsaagan mangas, Gobipteryx minuta, Apsaravis ukhaana
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RomanJones Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful.
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CrownedDracu Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I swear you do some of the most realistic dinosaur reconstructions, can u do deinonychus by any chance?
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PoshPegasus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
I love that you gave the oviraptorid feathered wings! That's exactly how I always pictured them in my mind!
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mossoak Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
So beautiful!  I love the contour-feathering and the very bird-like posture!
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Saurornithoides Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
I think the Byronosaurus's pennaceous leg feathers would be a disadvantage in a sandy desert environment. It probably would not be too easy to walk with those. 
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thedinorocker Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
I m pretty sure to' repeat myself this time but... I love how you restore the forelimbs 
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SamWei Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
i like that
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Balaur99Dennonychus Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Haven't u forgotten that Shuuvuia-Parvicursor like Alvarezsaurid?
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MattMart Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not forgotten, just left out due to the fact that it wasn't considered an aviremigian when I drew this... of course, with the discovery last year that Ornithomimimus had remiges, I'd have to include it now!
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool. It sort of looks like they are in line for something - you should add a concession stand or something to provide motivation ;)
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Yami88 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Hello Matt. Many compliments for your theropods drawings, they are so beautiful and accurate!

i'm doing a drawing with Archaeopteryx. I've read on a blog page that this dinosaur have "four wings", more precisely feathers on the legs like Microraptor gui. What you think about that?
I've found this picture of Xiagiontia, an Archaeopteryx relative: [link]

Legs feathers of Archaeopteryx are like this Xiagiontia?
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MattMart Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My understanding is that these are not really like the 'leg wings' of Microraptor. They are more like 'feather trousers' as seen on modern birds of prey, like in this image: [link]

That is, the feathers are fairly long but they do not form a flat plane like a real wing. There are no feathers on the metatarsaus, to my knowledge, which is another feature of true leg wings.

Hope this helps!
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RajaHarimau98 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job; for some reason the Byronosaurus reminds me of a hooded merganser. xD
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
But that ruins the Five Bird Band! XD Maybe Gobipteryx could be Sixth Ranger?
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guilmon182 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*clears throat* KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNN!!!!!!!!
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Dalenbourg1 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Such nice looking animals, and only visible thanks to your illustration! Thank you!
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Deinowilly Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is motherfucking superb O_O
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MattMart Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha cheers
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vasix Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, those are superb, and i can't say anymore!
I really love your citipati anyhow.
Would you like to check mine out as well?
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
I like the color scheme and the patterns. Very autumnal.
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pilsator Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! I was first a little confused whether the troodont is one of the two undescribed Djadokhta taxa, but Tomozaurus set the record straight.
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Fingertier Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
The smew-like one in left second is Byronosaurus?
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Five Bird Band! I take it we have to guess what they are? (I'll second Tomozaurus's guesses.)

Incidentally, whatever happened to the Yixian project?
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MattMart Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yixian project is somewhat on the back-burner at the moment, though the current one does overlap a bit.
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Tsaagan is smaller than I expected it to be!
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MattMart Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too... been to the AMNH recently and was struck again at how utterly tiny the type skull of Velociraptor looks. Makes you realize the standard 2m length estimate is truly top end, like imagining all specimens of T. rex as Sue-sized.
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Very true, it's sometimes easy to forget about the existence of size ranges when we see maximum size estimates all the time.
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Eriorguez Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
That's what I call bird-like, and not some weird gorilla suits. This style has to be spread.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Student General Artist
very nice
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so good at feathering.
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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Student General Artist
My guess is (from left to right) Citipati osmolskae, a troodontid (Byronosaurus?), Khaan maybe, Tssagan and maybe Apsaravis?
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MattMart Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You got it!
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