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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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TheMrDoodle Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What, in your view, are the limits of Sinonithosaurus arm movements, were they of standard dromaeosaurid capabilities or could they get even close to vertical wing movements in modern birds?
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
So, there is a general consensus on the length and weight of the largest Tyrannosaurus and Giganotosaurus specimens, but the story for Carcharodontosaurus seems much less clear. Iv'e heard 11-14.5 meters and differing opinions on wether saharicus or iguidensis was larger.  What is your opinion for a likely size for the largest Carcharodontosaurus specimens?
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
My opinion is that the postcranial material needs to get published. It's not really possible to evaluate otherwise. I know everyone wants a rush to judgement (and believe me, I'd like to know too), but it's just not possible to accurately assess with the information that is currently available.
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Wasn't there something published about hip/ pubis fragments ~10 percent larger than the Giganotosaurus holotype, or is my memory failing me?
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action-figure-opera Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
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 Aug 25, 2014  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 Aug 25, 2014
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 Aug 23, 2014  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 Aug 23, 2014
Ah, so those are muscle silhouettes?
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