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Xiaotingia zhengi OLD by yoult Xiaotingia zhengi OLD by yoult
Have you heard about him? It's our new paravian-raptor friend from China!
I can't say much about this nice fellow because I don't know much about him at the moment. He seems to be nearly related to Archaeopteryx but more basal. Now it looks like Archaeopteryx was a Deinonychosauria all the time.

As I know the second X. zhengi on dA. Color and pattern are obviously related on the reconstruction of Xing Lida and Liu Yi, who maybe took inspiration on Cyanocitta cristata and Anchiornis huxleyi.
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triggamafia Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My Xiaotingia was the 1st on Deviant Art, and your's was 2nd... even though mine wasn't finished and yours is much better... BUT... I was still 1st. :P
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yoult Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
I haven't said something different. ;)
I saw yours before submitting mine and I like it, I'm looking forward how it will look when finished.
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Lythronax Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks really good, exactly like him :). I can't believe now China is saying achaeopteryx could just have been more dinosaur than bird. It's kinda shocking. I hope they find out more though
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Eriorguez Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
I would say Deinonychosaurs were Archaeopteryforms all this time, due to priority and all that. Not to mention that the critter which has been used as the "first bird" for 150 years shouldn't be taken out of there just because Scansors exist and its group is larger that previously though. After all, the definition of birds as Passer+Archaeopteryx remains there.

All in all, it is just subjective naming. And Xu making a HORRIBLE choice that will hurt how bird evolution is understood by laypeople. Expect creationist bull**** flying around.
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yoult Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
I think there can't be a sharp line between Dinosaurs and Birds, the borders are fluxionary.
If the name is either Archaeopteryformes or Deinonychosauria isn't much of a concern I think because nearly related families have always to wear the name of the other (like Megalosaurus in the Spinosauroidea-group).
I also wasn't surprised that Archaeopteryx is nearly related to the Deinonychosauria, it was obviously all the time.
You're right with the subjective naming.

We should hope that the Xiaotingia won't become to prominent by laypeople and creationists, they simply don't understand the mechanisms od evolution and the grades of relation. The name maybe helps, because Xiaotingia is way stranger for western speakers than Archaeopteryx.
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Eriorguez Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Megalosaurus is a Megalosauroid, Spinosauroidea is a junior synonim of Megalosauroidea. ;)

And the problem with this, is that the paper went on and said that Archeo is not a bird, but a Deinonychosaur. Despite the fact that Deinonychosauria is all animals closer to Deinonychus that to Archaeopteryx or Passer. Cue news sites claiming Archaeopteryx was discovered to not be a bird, but a dinosaur, and flying excrements will happen.
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Nesihonsu Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes by a chance I have read about it yesterday on my fave Polish paleontology forum proud memeber of which I am :) nice you have put him in :D
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yoult Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you, it's a pleasure!
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RememberToLove Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
that's so cool :D
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yoult Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Too kind :)
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RememberToLove Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
ur welcome :)
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