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Kulindadromeus reconstructions

Palaeoartists love a new dinosaur, and there's nothing better than a feathered dinosaur! We show here the 'official' images, prepared by the authors of the description of Kulindadromeus (Godefroit et al. 2014), as well as some that have since been produced within the first week after the dinosaur was published. You can read more about the dinosaur and its feathers and scales here and about its discovery here


Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus in its lacustrine environment. Painting by Andrey Atuchin.

This reconstruction is based on the skeletal restoration by Pascal Godefroit, with the addition of detail on scales and feathers from the exceptionally preserved dermal fossils.


Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus reconstructed skeleton and body outline, with key bones indicated, and partial skull and drawing (lower left).

Here are some more reconstructions.


Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus reconstruction by Lukas Panzarin.

Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus reconstruction by Tom Parker, as used with the Wikipedia article.

Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus reconstruction by Olorotitan.

Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus reconstruction by summerlandsart.

Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus reconstruction by Dinofuzz.

Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus reconstruction by Dinofuzz.

Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus reconstruction by Stygimoloch.

Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus reconstruction by theropod1.

Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus reconstruction by hitherto unknown artist.

Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus reconstruction by alphynix.

Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus reconstruction by Chris Masna, non-threatening occupant of the Sir Richard Owen Zoological Gardens.

Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus reconstruction by Masato Hattori.

Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus, 100% accurate reconstruction by dimetrodone.

Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus, another highly plausible reconstruction, this time by Mazan.

Speed construction of another amazing Kulindadromeus reconstruction, by Eloy Manzanero.

Reference

  • Godefroit, P., Sinitsa, S.M., Dhouailly, D., Bolotsky, Y.L., Sizov, A.V., McNamara, M.E., Benton, M.J., and Spagna, P. 2014. A Jurassic ornithischian dinosaur from Siberia with both feathers and scales. Science 345, 451-455 (doi: 10.1126/science.1253351). pdf. Supplementary file.

Dicynodon Illustration courtesy of John Sibbick.
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