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Ningyuansaurus

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Maybe this little feathered dinosaur is one of the key links in oviraptorosaur evolution. It's also possible, that in the future it can be assigned to Paraves
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I really like how fluffy it is; you made it clear that the feathers are not for flight.
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reminegrestHobbyist General Artist
Yup, that was exactly my purpose ;)
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skyvalrHobbyist Traditional Artist
If it was true it would certainly explain avimimus's close semblance to modern birds.
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Avimimus is of course extremely birdlike, but don't be fooled by appearances, it's only a case of convergent evolution, phylogenetically it belongs to Oviraptorosauria, that (for now) are only a sister group to Paraves.
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I know, I was speculatively toying with the speculation that if Nignyuansaurus turned out to be a Paravalian and that bird skeletons were basal to the clade.
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Brilliant work!
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Thank you very much :)
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You are very welcome.:):)
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TomozaurusStudent General Artist
Lovely work!
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I'm glad you like it :)
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JWArtworkHobbyist Digital Artist
Very good perspective and very nice detail! :nod: Well done! :)
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Many thanks!
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Wow!:wow: I've never seen this species before.:)
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reminegrestHobbyist General Artist
Cause it's very new ;)
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DinoBirdManStudent Artist
Agh no way! Really?!
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reminegrestHobbyist General Artist
Well, unless the publication is lying. I'm sure, not :D
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DinoBirdManStudent Artist
I'm agree.;)
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IvanMoeProfessional General Artist
Neet!
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