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Silesaurus opolensis by Apsaravis Silesaurus opolensis by Apsaravis
Silesaurus is a dinosauriform that lived ~230 mln years ago in what is now Poland.

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Argema-Brassingtonei Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Do we know for sure if any of the early dinosauriforms had feathers, or fuzz, or what ever... pelage? I like Silesaurus/Asilisaurus and I'm seeing lots of pictures with them with and without feathers / Did you study art or biology at uni? 
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Malcolmraptor Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
We don't know pretty much anything _for sure_ concerning dinosauriform integument at this point, but new discoveries (e. g. Kulindadromeus, etc.) seem to be strengthening the idea of "fuzz" as the basal (that means it could have been secondarily lost in some groups - that, and possibly preservational artifacts, would explain the scaly skin impressions found in hadrosaurs, Carnotaurus, sauropods, Concavenator, some large tyrannosaurids, etc.) integument for all dinosaurs (assuming homology between ornithischian fuzz/quills and coelurosaur fuzz/feathers), dinosauriforms or even avemetatarsalians/ornithodirans (assuming homology between dinosaur fuzz and pterosaur pycnofibers).
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:iconargema-brassingtonei:
Thanks for replying to my question like some sort of paleo white knight! I don't have a big (read:any) background in science to back my general desire to learn about animals. The point being is that what you wrote when way over my head the first few times I read it. But I think what you're saying is that we don't know for sure weather early dinosauriforms had any kind integument (thanks for the new word) but recent discoveries such as Kulindadromeus prove that some dinosauriforms were "fuzzy." Now the question is do we assume dino-fuzz a prolific attribute and that the scaly dinosaurs to come after were ones that shed their fuzz, or was it that dino-fuzz was unique to the few species, like kulindadromeus, that we discovered who had it. Am I close to the money?
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Malcolmraptor Featured By Owner Edited Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, sorry for the unnecessary jargon - species like Asilisaurus or names like "dinosauriform" aren't precisely common knowledge words so I assumed that you had some paleo-background because you mentioned them (BTW technically "pelage" should only apply to mammals since it stems from "pilus"=hair... but plumage="plume/feather" may not be correct either; integument="covering" is a better word =p). Yes, that's like the paleo million-dollar question nowadays (dinosaur million-dollar question actually, since paleontology deals with everything from the origin of life to human evolution), and both hypotheses have their detractors and supporters. On teh internetz it seems like people supporting the "fuzz/feathers(?) as a basal trait for all avemetatarsalians" are the "liberals", opposed to the "conservatives" that support the "feathers are a coelurosaur feature only, and neither ornithischian quills nor pterosaur pycnofibers are homologous to true feathers, but rather unique, derived traits". I could go on and list the evidence often cited for both hyphotheses, but I'm in risk of being more obnoxious than informative (and honestly the real answer is a big "we don't know"). 
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DoubleDandE Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job. 
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hannahmcgill Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Audubon-esque composition, coloration, and poses. So beautiful.
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kuzim Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
never heard of it before are they one of the eyerliest prosauropods
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Apsaravis Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They aren't even dinosaurs, but dinosauriforms.
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kuzim Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thats awesome. great drawing by the way
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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wildartguy Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is excellent. I love the sense of movement and the limited colour palette. Really artistic posing too, love it!
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow! what a weird-looking creature!
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stariander Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Student Photographer
meat eaters?
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Spinozilla97 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no, herbivores
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Iagal Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Znakomita robota, jak zwykle. Piękne kolory, faktura skóry, znakomita anatomia. Naprawdę przyjemny rysunek.
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YikYik Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Very very pretty! The legs seem a bit too thin to support their weigh, but other than that it's a very nice and detailed picture! :D
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Apsaravis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The legs are ok:D Thanks!
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YikYik Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
You're welcome! :)
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Stunning, gorgeous lighting effects.
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Sontine Featured By Owner May 24, 2011   Digital Artist
Gotta love dinosaurs :heart:
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R-A-W-S Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student General Artist
wow
your renditions always look cool
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
I like the perspective and shadow on the second one's head.
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Apsaravis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent balance between the details and clarity of the reconstruction :thumbsup: If I would have edited one thing, I'd place the foreground animal's head slightly higher, so it's not in direct line with the other's back.
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Apsaravis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!:)
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Gautam55 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Ooh my God its Perfect ! u r ausome Sheil :p
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Sphenacodon Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Very pretty! Look like dinosaurian antelopes...
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FastPuck Featured By Owner May 22, 2011   General Artist
Such sleek and sweet-looking creatures! ♥
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Jaldithas Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
great work,Silesaurus is one of my most favorite mesozoic archosaurs
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Julio-Lacerda Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The colours are just beautiful! :aww:
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Nesihonsu Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Śliczne tylko strasznie chude ;)
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Apsaravis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dobrze, takie mają być:D
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:iconathyde:
athyde Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Student General Artist
jak zywe (choc w zyciu nie widzialam dinozura)
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Apsaravis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To akurat nie jest dinozaur, tylko dinozauromorf (w tej grupie zawierają się dinozaury i ich najbliżsi krewni:)).
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athyde Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student General Artist
dinozauromorf O_o nowe slowo do slowniczka, deviantat naprawde rozwija :)
niemniej jednak wyglada swietnie!
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batworker Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Cool work!
Are they were so slender-feet?
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Apsaravis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes:) Thanks!
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