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Compsognathids on the Whole by Qilong Compsognathids on the Whole by Qilong
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With the addition of Huaxiagnathus and the placement of Juravenator off by itself, this represents a "generic" separation of all named compsognathids that I have rendered so far. Three compsognathids remain, and will be added as I do them, though the value of adding one, Aristosuchus pusillus, is limited due to it being a partial pelvis and sacrum. The other two compsognathids, Scipionyx samniticus and Mirischia asymmetrica, will be added when they are completed and scaled to this panoply.
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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Edited Aug 22, 2015  Student General Artist
I never noticed before how similar Huaxiagnathus and Juravenator look. Might offer the best window we have at the moment as to what the adult of the latter may have looked like.
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vasix Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Compsognathus is...low...and...low...
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Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
That's it?  Pretty small group, wouldn't you say?
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Qilong Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
There's a few other "similar" taxa that aren't included, but this group is questionably grouped up. Some of them seem closer to maniraptorans than others. Missing are "similar" taxa like Mirischia, Aristosuhus, and Sciurimimus, etc., but even Sinosauropteryx prima might be more than one taxon.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
WOW. Very VERY awesome, its me Dinobot2005! I didn't know you had DeviantArt. Feel free to check mine! Compsognathids are very interesting animals.
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thomcomstock Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very well done. I asked once before, but never received and answer; Have you published or considered a compilation of your work?
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Qilong Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2006
Sorry for the delay ... I replied under that image discussion.
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thomcomstock Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have no idea where that is, now. I guess I missed out.
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Qilong Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006
Try here, Thom.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2006
Excellent piece. Do Compsognathids figure anywhere in the evolutionary story of Tyrannosaurids?
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Qilong Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2006
Well, so far they seem to be farther away from birds than tyrannosaurs are. But they also share a lot of features in the shoulder and pelvis found otherwise only in tyrannosaurs among theropods, features also seen to some degree in "coelurids", which I discussed in part in my Despotosaurs skull images. They might be the ancestral morphotype that tyrannosaurs themselves adapted.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2006
thanks for clearing this up for me. I'd erronously assumed compsognathids as the ancestors of the "despotosaurs"...
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Qilong Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006
Well, they might be. The issue is of a good deal of uncertainty in systematic circles dealing with the taxa right now. One can see a good deal of similarity, but it's putting that into context that is hard.
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