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Kulindodromaeus by Antresoll Kulindodromaeus by Antresoll
A new ornithopod dinosaur from Russia. I think that small forest herbivore dinosaur could lead a ongoings of capercaillie.  Here it is summary from research:

"GODEFROIT, Pascal, Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Brussels, 
Belgium; SINITSA, Sofia, Institute of Natural Resources, Ecology and Cryology, SB 
RAS, Chita, Russia; DHOUAILLY, Danielle, Université Joseph Fournier, La Tronche, 
France; BOLOTSKY, Yuri, Institute of Geology and Nature Management, FEB RAS, 
Blagoveschensk, Russia; SIZOV, Alexander, Institute of the Earth’s Crust, SB RAS, 
Irkutsk, Russia 
Recent discoveries in Middle–Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous deposits from 
northeastern China have revealed that numerous theropod dinosaurs were covered by 
feathers. Furthermore, filamentous integumentary structures were also recently described 
in rare Early Cretaceous ornithischian dinosaurs from Liaoning Province in China. 
Whether these filaments can be regarded as epidermal and therefore part of the 
evolutionary lineage towards feathers remains controversial. Here we describe a new 
basal neornithischian dinosaur, based on isolated bones and partial skeletons collected in 
two monospecific bonebeds from the Middle–Late Jurassic Kulinda locality in the 
Transbaikal region (Russia). Varied integumentary structures were found directly 
associated with skeletal elements, supporting the hypothesis that simple filamentous 
feathers, as well as compound feather-like structures comparable to those in theropods, 
were widespread amongst the whole dinosaur clade. Moreover, scales along the distal 
tibia and on the foot closely resemble the secondarily-appearing pedal scales in extant 
birds. More surprisingly, dorso-ventral movements of the tail were prevented by large 
imbricated scales on its dorsal surface. It is hypothesized that, at the same time early 
feathers evolved within the whole dinosaur clade, genetic mechanisms limiting the 
growth of long epidermal structures on the distal portion of the hind limb and on the tail 
were selected as they facilitate bipedal terrestrial locomotion.
 "
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:iconbrandon-bowling:
brandon-bowling Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Beautiful painting!
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Dinofuzz Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
After Psittacosaurus and Tianyulong finally another evidence!
Awesome painting!
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pilsator Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!
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ZoPteryx Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful reconstruction!  Can't wait for photos of the specimens to become available!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
I really like the coloration you gave the animals, hope to hear more of this species soon!
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice illustration!
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Plioart Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Повторюсь- картина супер! Грамотно передал оперение у чёрного.
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Antresoll Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
спасибо, Юр! Я тут новый приемчик небольшой опробовал - стороннему наблюдателю не видно, но мне лично он жизнь теперь значительно облегчит, жаль только что под самый занавес его открыл/изобрел ) 
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Plioart Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Сань так всегда бывает :)
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Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic depiction of an exceptional discovery. Do you know when the study will be published?
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