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Ornitholestes

By NTamura
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Ornitholestes, this one was originally thought to have a horn on its nose...
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Darcygagnon's avatar
this dinosaur, Ornitholestes was discovered was a single skeleton only
tassietyger's avatar
What is the latest status of this critter's evolutionary role?
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Might have been an early maniraptoran... but as far as I know, nothing definite.
Austroraptor's avatar
Cool, but as a maniraptoran, shouldn't it be full feathered and have wings?
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Wings? Probably not. More feathers especially on the arms? May be... I am not sure if the idea of Ornitholestes being a maniraptoran has been widely accepted. Just depicted it as a basal coelurosaurian for now.
EmperorDinobot's avatar
Ah, the little despotosaur.
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informal name for little pre-tyrannosaurs.
Ryivhnn's avatar
One of my favourites. Looks much better with fuzz.
avancna's avatar
Rhinoplasty apparently has been around since the Early Jurassic.
avancna's avatar
Possibly even since the Devonian, what with so many of Jimmy Durante's ancestors clustered in Gogo Reef.
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