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Xiaotingia zhengi by Teratophoneus Xiaotingia zhengi by Teratophoneus
Early jurassic in china: A xiaotingia zhengi mother guard over her 2 youngs in their nests in a gingko tree. Xiaotingia is a genus of small theropod. He belongs to a family with an uncertain status, called archaeopterygids. It was even older than archaeopteryx. Xiaotingia was probably able to fly or glide. It was a meat eater and probably mainly fed on insect and small lizards and mammals.
The tail was not found, so on this part you can use your imagination. So I made tail feathers that look like those of a bird that we germans call "fasan" (dont know its english name, and I am too lazy at the moment to look it up XD). Its a big bird that looks beautiful and the tail feathers look awesome on xiaotingia too. :D
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Qilong Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Thou art improving my leaps and bounds.
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
wow,very nice to hear that from you :D
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Qilong Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Very nice.
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Sir-Conor Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the tail feathers they have great detail.
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nice work! The tail feathers are especially interesting. And as Yoult said, the English name is pheasant. I'm seeing more and more people referencing pheasants for deinonychosaurs these days, which is a great modern analogue for them. :)
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
thank you very,very much :D
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LighterShadeOfGrey72 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was quite happy to observe your work from afar over the last few weeks, but now that you have gone and done some feathers I have to come out of hiding to congratulate you, this is simply outstanding!
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
thanks so much :D
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yoult Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Pheasant ist der englische Name.
Ich hab mir bei meiner Version auch größere Freiräume mit der Schwanzgestaltung gegeben, aber im Nachinein betrachtet glaube ich, man müsste sich da mehr an die Vorlage vom Archaeopteryx und vom Anchiornis halten, also der typische Farnfächer-Schwanz.
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
das ist ein punkt aber wenn man sich heutige vögel anschaut, haben viele vögel,selbst aus den gleichen familien, unterschiedlich gestaltete schwanzfedern(Greifvögel sind ein gutes beispiel dafür: ein milan hat einen ganz anders geformten schwanz als ein goldadler). Erst wollt ich die federn auch denen von archaeopteryx anpassen, aber das war mir irgendwie zu langweilig. Und da der schwanz fehlt und ich eh die federn bei solchen dinos/vögeln fast immer gleich mache, dacht ich halt, es wär ma schön etwas anderes auszuprobiern. :)
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Nesihonsu Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent!
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
thank you very,very much :D
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