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For those of you artists who don't follow every last Facebook update on dinosaurs, I thought I's pass along this link. It describes Kulindadromeus, a Jurassic ornithischian from Siberia that is covered in a combination of scales AND fuzz. While it will probably take a while to develop a proper scientific consensus as to whether these are truly feather-like structures, elaborate scales, or some other epidermal structure, the take home message for you is that dinofuzz can now be inferred to be possible in essentially all dinosaurs. And furthermore Kulindadromeus has a scaly, dare I say almost rat-like tail to go along with its fuzz. So apparently the idea that dinosaurs couldn't contain both scales and fuzz is also incorrect (whether this applies to true feathers is not yet known).

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action-figure-opera Featured By Owner 6 days ago
How to bony eye rings function? Do they go on top of the eye, or behind it? Or possibly inside? I've never seen them explained in drawings or diagrams.
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
The eye is attached to it on the backside, with muscles inserting into the ring to control eye movement. The iris looks through the hole in the middle, which is why A) the visible eye can never be larger than the diameter of that hole, and B) that's why you never see the "whites" of the eyes of non-mammals, they literally don't have free sclera that could be visible like you and I do.
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action-figure-opera Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Interesting. That was a very concise explanation. Thank you.
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action-figure-opera Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Have you considered adding feather silhouettes to your skeletals? I was just admiring your deinonychus (my favorite of all your uploaded works), and realized it should probably have feathers breaking up the smooth silhouette.
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Actually I've been meaning to write a blog post on that...there's no skin on any of my skeletals.
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action-figure-opera Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Ah, so those are muscle silhouettes?
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Correct!
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Angrydinobirds Featured By Owner Edited Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist
What is your thought on Sereno's new skeletal reconstruction? Would you even consider revising your Spinosaurus skeletal, again?
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm always happy to revise my skeletal, and I knew that the curved spine ridge was lurking out there when I updated mine. But before I'd change it the paper needs to be published so I can evaluate how likely their reconstruction is.
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Yutyrannus Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Do you have any idea when it will be published?
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