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Little Bambi by Qilong Little Bambi by Qilong
One of the better known dromaeosaurs, but due largely to the nickname by which the fossil was known years before it was described.

The unfortunate nature of the fossil only begins, but doesn't end, with its nickname, as the joke was passed on to the official scientific name for the fossil (which makes little sense when used in a translated sentence).

Bambiraptor, fortunately or unfortunately, may actually be synonymous with a lesser known, although potential better represented, species, Saurnornitholestes langstoni.
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
If you're doing a rigorous reconstruction...the furcula doesn't go with this specimen, it goes with the large specimen found nearby.
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Qilong Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Ah, this is good to know. The furcula was included in the photos I used of the more complete smaller (type) specimen. I can edit it out of the base recon.
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Well, Burnham always includes it, even though he's told me he can't get it to articulate with the pectoral girdle because it's too wide. But I've seen the original quarry maps, and given that it's too big to fit the small specimen but the right size to fit the larger one (BTW, the larger one is actually a subadult..."Bambi" is a juvenile).
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Qilong Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
I actually realized this at the time, I think; I guess I half-assed it by explaining the furcula was simply modeled and smaller; in this case, the furcula shown is not directly measured, even by depth, but approximated to the oriented shoulders.
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gorgoraptor Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Warning: Incoming BANDit satire.

Look at how long those arms are. That means it must be quadraped. That means it can't be a dinosaur. Therefore, birds are not dinosaurs!
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Qilong Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
Ha! Or ... long arms means its a bird; short arms means its a dinosaur. Works the other way, too! They've used both types of arguments.
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olofmoleman Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010   Digital Artist
Awesome, I love it.
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