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107--PATAGOPTERYX DEFERRARIISI by Green-Mamba 107--PATAGOPTERYX DEFERRARIISI by Green-Mamba
project: DINOSAURIA
specimen 107

PATAGOPTERYX DEFARRARIISI
"Oscar de Ferrariis's Feather from Patagonia"
Alvarenga & Bonaparte, 1992
Length: 60cm (1.9ft)
Weight: 2.2kg (5lbs.)
Location: Neuquén, Argentina
Era: Santonian age, upper Cretaceous (85 million years ago)

Classification:
Dinosauria
Saurischia
Theropoda
Tetanurae
Avetheropoda
Coelurosauria
Maniraptoriformes
Maniraptora
Aviremigia
Paraves
Avialae
Ornithurae
Ornithoraces
Euornithes
Patagopterygidae

Notes:
Patagopteryx is the earliest known definitively secondarily flightless avialan dinosaur.
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:iconlordofstamps:
LordOfstamps Featured By Owner Edited Nov 8, 2014
And now Balaur is an earlier example or rather more primitive.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I like the turkey vulture-like head combined with the cassowary-like plumage.
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:icondinobirdman:
DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Artist
It looks like a turkey vulture cross between prehistoric emu.
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:iconbealmeister:
Bealmeister Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Very nice job! do you have any plans on putting Cenozoic birds into the mix?
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:icongreen-mamba:
Green-Mamba Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
no, strictly mesozoic.
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:iconheytomemeimhome:
Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
So no terror birds :(
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:iconbealmeister:
Bealmeister Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student General Artist
So Hesperornis is on that list?
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:icongreen-mamba:
Green-Mamba Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
well i don't like to say what dinosaurs are next in the project for sure.
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:iconbealmeister:
Bealmeister Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student General Artist
my apologizes for asking.
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:icongreen-mamba:
Green-Mamba Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
it's alright.
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