specimen 042SINOVENATOR CHANGII
"Meemann Chang's Hunter from China"
Xu et al., 2002
Length: 91cm (3ft)
Weight: 4.5kg (10 lbs)
Location: Liaoning, China
Era: Aptian age, lower Cretaceous (125 million years ago)
Primitive compared to its Troodontid relatives, Sinovenator
shares many characteristics with Dromaeosaurids and primitive birds, helping to solidify their common descent in Paraves.
UPDATE APR 09 2013:
Despite being one of the most popular dinosaurs I did for the project, I was never satisfied with it, particularly the wings and feet, which I have now redrawn to be up to standard. Go here ([link]
) for the original.