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Give Oviraptorosaurs a Hand
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Published: March 18, 2014
... or fourteen.

I wonder what I could do with fourteen oviraptorosaur hands...
edit: Now it's eighteen hands. EIGHTEEN HANDS! What am I, Jeffrey Dahmer?!

Oh, wait, I can do this!

A comparison of fourteen different species of oviraptorosaur, excluding the caudipterids. From qilong.wordpress.com/2013/05/3…

It is also now available at full size and freely downloadable. I decided: Who the eff needs money?! Well, I do, but this is for SCIENCE!
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A, Protarchaeopteryx robusta, based on NGMC 2127;
B, Caudipteryx sp., based on IVPP V12430;
C, Anzu wyliei, based on CM 78000;
D, Gigantoraptor erlianensis, based on LH V0011;
E, Chirostenotes pergracilis, based on CMN 2367 and RTMP 79.20.1;
F, Hagryphus giganteus, based on UMNH VP 12765;
G, Elmisaurus rarus, based on ZPAL MgD-I/98;
H, Wulatelong gobiensis, based on IVPP V18409;
I, Oviraptor philoceratops, based on AMNH FABR 6517;
J, the Bayan Mandahu “oviraptorine,” IVPP V9608;
K, the Zamyn Khondt “oviraptorine,” MPC-D 100/42;
L, Citipati osmolskae, based on MPC-D 100/979;
M, Conchoraptor gracilis, based on MPC-D 100/20;
N, Khaan mckennai, based on MPC-D 100/1127;
O, Machairasaurus leptonychus, based on IVPP V15979;
P, Nemegtomaia barsboldi, based on MPC-D 107/15 and 107/16;
Q, Ajancingenia yanshini, based on MPC-D 100/30;
R, Heyuannia huangi, based on HYMV1-2.
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Traheripteryx's avatar
Traheripteryx|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for sharing this! :D
Reconstructing oviraptorosaurs is always damn hard with this huge variety of hand anatomy!
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Qilong's avatar
No worries! Hands are among the more diagnostic features of oviraptorosaurs. Skulls as well, but less common and less thoroughly described.
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Traheripteryx|Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, and that's the main problem...
But with a few more arm feathers...;)
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Fragillimus335|Hobbyist General Artist
F. Is the sexiest by far.

Oh, wait, science huh?  Well then F. has the most aesthetic morphology.
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Qilong's avatar
I'll have to hand that aesthetic to you. Just don't knuckle under this praise.
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Fragillimus335|Hobbyist General Artist
You may have the upper hand on the puns for now, but I'll claw my way to the top.
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yoult|Professional General Artist
This reference comes in very handy... :giggle:
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Qilong's avatar
As long as it's not used to give a finger to my work.
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Orionide5's avatar
Really cool to see how each subfamily has its own unique hand shape!
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Qilong's avatar
I was putting this together in order to find that info. It turned out to be pretty consistent.
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Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
Hyrotrioskjan|Professional General Artist
Fantastic, very helpfull for every oviraptorsaur darwing I will do in the future :thumbup:
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Qilong's avatar
That's why I do this stuff!
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Hyrotrioskjan|Professional General Artist
I know, but sometimes I must realize how lucky we are that we live in an postpaulian age where such information are aviable to everyone thanks to people like you =)
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Qilong's avatar
Without people doing this, we'd have to rely on the Dave Peters of the world. Now, mind you, these illustrations are fairly Petersian: They are renderings, interpretations, stylized. As long as you come away with that warning in your head, should be good.
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EloyManzanero|Professional General Artist
¡AMAZING! I have been recently reading about hands and I am searching for something like this!
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Qilong's avatar
Glad to be of help!
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DinoBirdMan's avatar
What's stand the "O" for, above the right picture?
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Qilong's avatar
It stands for "Mistake." The leterr should be "N." "K" is missing and the letters should be moved over.
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DinoBirdMan's avatar
Okay, I'm understand.
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Tomozaurus|Student General Artist
I have to say, I laughted at the title/description combo.
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ZEGH8578's avatar
Very cool, but you forgot K in the drawing, I thought O was missing from the list first, *OCD*
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Qilong's avatar
True. I'll eventually have to shift the letters over, ending at N, not O. K isn't so much missing as pretending it's L. (A way to escape Light Yagami, I'm sure.)
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Alright, this comment just made my day. xD
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