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'Now I'm a bird mimic' by HodariNundu 'Now I'm a bird mimic' by HodariNundu
Un Ornithomimus exhibiendose en un lek. Este dibujo está inspirado en el descubrimiento de que Ornithomimus estaba cubierto de plumas filamentosas desde pequeño, y que los adultos desarrollaban grandes plumas mas complejas en los brazos. Ornithomimus es el primer ornitomimosaurio emplumado, y el primer dinosaurio emplumado de las Américas confirmado hasta ahora. Mas apropiado no podía ser.
(Sigues tu, T-Rex :ohnoes:)

An Ornithomimus displaying at a lek. This drawing is inspired by the discovery that Ornithomimus was covered on filamentous feathers its entire life, and that the adults developed large and more complex feathers on their arms. Ornithomimus is the first feathered ornithomimosaur, and the first feathered dinosaur known from the Americas. Which I think is quite fitting.
(You're next, T-Rex :ohnoes:)
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stark002 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
He looks like an ostrich
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bubblekirby Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Love the ostrich like feathers :D
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suddenlydaylight Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Writer
Did you know Pelecanimimus might actually have had adaptations for powered flight?

If it was true, ornithomimids are definitely like Cretaceous ostriches.
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
thats interesting, from where do you have that information?
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suddenlydaylight Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student Writer
[link]

There's a bit of discussion in the comments, but so far no alternative explanation has been given to the large sterna, uncinate processes and heavily ossified ribs, all adaptations only seen in flying dinosaurs.
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Venatorius Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I could picture these guys doing an ostrich-like mating dance.
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Scratts Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student General Artist
they told me i could be anything... so i became a bird.
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ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
LOL.
"I feel pretty, oh so pretty..."
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RichardElder Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist
This was found in Alberta and has been at the Royal Tyrrell Museum for a long time. I've known about this since August 2010!
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   General Artist
Yeah, news reach us slowly unfortunately U-U
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Grincha Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Lol el primer dino drag queen??
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   General Artist
:ohnoes:
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guillemraptor Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mini pterodactyl?
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suddenlydaylight Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Writer
Pterodactylus was much smaller than Ornithomimus. I fail to see how Ornithomimus could've been a mini-Pterodactylus.
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guillemraptor Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I mean the pterodactyl on the left, that of the tree
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bubblekirby Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
I think its supposed to be a young azdarchid
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   General Artist
I think he was using pterodactyl in the old sense- any pterodactyloid pterosaur.
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suddenlydaylight Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Writer
Most importantly, the first non-maniraptor with wings.
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really awesome! Do you have a link to the article about the ornithomimus? Would love to read it! :eager:
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Wynterhawke07 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The mating dance of Ornithomimus: [link]
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well, we already have yutyrannus, right? ;P
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mexicanzilla Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
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mexicanzilla Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Osea, que pronto strutiomimus sera considerado totalmente emplumado D:[link].
Nuuu y ami que tanto me gustola reconstruccion de un avestrus reptil pelado con cola larga cuando era niño :'(.
Y sigue el T.rex, mejor que hulla
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Blairaptor Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, I love the pose, with the feathers all splayed out. :)

But if Tyrannosaurus is ever confirmed with feathers it'll take FOREVER for the anyone to except it. Since T-Rex has looked about the same for so long, and its so iconic. :/

And that's really cool that it's the first proven feathered dino in the Americas - I guess I hadn't thought about how deinonychus is not proven to have feathers, only it is very likely it had them.
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012   General Artist
Well T-Rex looks very different now than it did in 1920, tho... I think we'll get used. :>
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Blairaptor Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes, fair point. Adding feathers isn't much of a difference compared to correcting all the old anatomical problems.
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ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
prehistoric chickens :D
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BloodKirbyUnleashed Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
FEATHERS! :U lol :P
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Zimices Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist
Vaya que hay paleoartistas veloces :D
Uno de estos días se descubriría un ornitomimosaurio emplumado, pero que fuera en el continente americano si que sorprende. Lo malo es algo que leía en un blog: de pronto por no haber sabido esto antes muchos proparadores de fósiles pueden haber destruido los rastros de plumas de varios fósiles... en fin, tanto mejor que tengamos a este verdadero "imitador de avestruces" de vuelta.
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AmericanRaptor Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks like an Ostrich with a tail. :iconderpplz:
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MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Well, it looked like a naked Ostrich with a tail before.
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd long suspected ornithomimosaurs were feathered, and indeed I think feathers were so common among the theropods that the featherless ones were merely exceptions to the rule.
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just red about this earlier today, nice work keeping up with finds ;). Also, awesome artwork as usual :clap:.
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HodariNundu Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012   General Artist
Thanks :>
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome :aww:.
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kargaroc586 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Quite... pretty :)

I love your stuff!
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