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The White Monster by Qilong The White Monster by Qilong
Because the bones came from the pinkish, brown/red sands of Ukhaa Tolgod in southern Mongolia were white, they contrasted well with the sandy stone they were encased in. This lent the name tsagaan and mangas, meaning "white" and "monster" respectively.

Tsaagan is a smallish dromaeosaurid, and comparison to <url=[link]>other dromaeosaurids</url> from the Djadokhta Formation and equivalents suggests that it may have been among the largest Mongolian dromaeosaurs (the type specimen has a particular small neck compared to the skull, and is probably a subadult, and nearly the same size as other Mongolian dromaeosaurs as shown above despite this).
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TheAincientSpino Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Funny because, in my official language (portuguese), manga is a type of fruit. So it seems like The White Fruit to me XD
Qilong Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Well, that's a funny interpretation! White fruit, eh? How to work that into a drawing...
TheAincientSpino Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Mabye a Tsaagan trying to eat a fruit.I dunno?
Algoroth Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
As always, excellent reconstruction. He does look bad tempered! :pissedoff:
Qilong Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Thank you.
Algoroth Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yer quite welcome! I enjoy your art!
Brad-ysaurus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Looks great, but why not make the known teeth white too?
Qilong Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
That's a style I'm not particularly fond of. For me, it distracts too much from the bones, and similarly introduces what end up looking like overlarge teeth to the face:

1. If the black lines only outline the material contained within, I have to margin the whitespace to the actual tooth's dimension; that being,

2. The black lines used to marginalize and border the teeth would extend into adjacent teeth, as well as extend well beyond the tooth margins, exagerrating the shapes and sizes of said teeth.

I know Abraczinkas does this for Sereno's skeletal diagrams (as well as Bakker), and I have no problem with this; I tried it early on in figuring out what to do with my skeletal art, and decided I liked Paul's black-out method better. In the end, it's just more aesthetic.
Albertonykus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010

I happen to have a character in my web comic ([link]) who is supposed to be the fossil cast of Tsaagan's skull, but he's a far cry from the real thing.
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