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072--MICRORAPTOR ZHAOIANUS by Green-Mamba 072--MICRORAPTOR ZHAOIANUS by Green-Mamba
project: DINOSAURIA
specimen 072

MICRORAPTOR ZHAOIANUS
"Zhao Xijin's Small Thief"
Xu et al., 2000
Length: 90cm (3ft)
Weight: 1kg (3.3 lbs)
Location: Liaoning, China
Era: Aptian age, lower Cretaceous (120 million years ago)

Classification:
Dinosauria
Saurischia
Theropoda
Tetanurae
Avetheropoda
Coelurosauria
Maniraptoriformes
Maniraptora
Aviremigia
Paraves
Deinonychosauria
Dromaeosauridae
Microraptoria

Notes:
It has been suggested that Microraptor may in fact be better suited to fly than its close relative, the much touted "first bird" Archaeopteryx.

Synonyms:
Cryptovolans pauli Czerkas et al., 2002
Microraptor gui Xu et al., 2003
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Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love the little blue eyes on yours
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Oaglor Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Do BAND (Birds Are Not Dinosaurs) or MANIAC (Maniraptors Are Not In Actuality Coelurosaurs) people hate it because it's black?
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MrGorsh Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This certainly looks great :D Beautiful, adorable and with a nice, predatory touch many depictions lack!
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TheComicCreator Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
:icongaspplz: It's so pretty!!! I was so excited when I found out it was "colored" :lol:
But the EYE is what really gets me :) Like that of an Alaskan Husky or Australian Shepard- it stands out and looks ADORABLE :3
Excellet work.
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Green-Mamba Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
thank you.
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TheComicCreator Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
You're welcome :)
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