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Agilisaurus louderbacki by Sputatrix Agilisaurus louderbacki by Sputatrix
Another hypsil-type animal. Agilisaurus and Hexinlusaurus appear to have lacked ossified tendons on the tail, an absence which would have made their tails much more flexible than most other ornithischians (as restored on both drawings).

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Khaotico Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
Is interesting the long and flexible tail , perhaps they use it to communicate as dogs or cats ..perhaps...
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Sputatrix Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
Didn't think so. They just provide balance and steering, just as a cheetah tail does
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Khaotico Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
Already that were using it to change direction better, only it was a theory that had just happened ;) .
The tails in birds are very important in comunications by colour and movement, as in paradise bird.
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Sputatrix Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
Yes, in deed, in many bird species, the tail is avery significant communication medium. However, usual currents vbeleive that smalissh herbivores such as hypsilophodontids would most likely live in packs, such as zebras do, so dominance would most likely to be asserted trough fighting or by body threatening/displaying and therefore the dominant alfa male (or female for that matter) would most likely breed freely and wouldnt need additional displaying features such as a male's bird of paradise tail.
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Khaotico Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
I agree with you
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
Nicely done!
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TehFuzzyDuck Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
Outstanding colors! :)
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derkomai3523 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
cool work! :)
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clockwork-lotus Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
Very nicely rendered! Great colors as well.
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Pocchama-Penguin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
This is great, I love the way you did the legs.
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