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Eosinopteryx brevipenna by T-PEKC Eosinopteryx brevipenna by T-PEKC
Reconstruction of the newly described feathered non-avian dinosaur from the Late Jurassic of China, Eosinopteryx brevipenna. Eosinopteyx is small, only 30 cm long, troodontid theropod similar to Anchiornis and Xiaotingia. Unlike those taxa, Eosinopteryx lacks leg-wings typical for most of the known primitive troodontids and dromaeosaurs, and also shows no signs of tail fan. These characteristics are interpreted as adaptation for cursorial life-style.

This drawing is also my fourth entry for “All Your Yesterdays” contest. The speculative concept I’m exploring here is the presence of albinism in some non-avian dinosaurs. It’s true that this is relatively rare condition in modern archosaurs (birds in general, I don’t know for albino crocodilians), and most albino individuals rarely survive for long in nature, but it still is possibility. In some cases, as with pigeons, in city environments where only few or no natural predators are present, albino animals are common sight. It’s typical for albino birds to face aggressive behavior from the normally colored birds of the same species.

Here, two “normal” individuals of Eosinopteryx are picking on their albino relative, due to its different look in comparison to the rest of their population.

References:

Godefroit, P., H. Demuynck, G. Dyke, D. Hu, F. Escuillie, P. Claeys. 2013. Reduced plumage and flight ability of a new Jurassic paravian theropod from China.- Nature Communications 4: 1394.

Wikipedia - [link]
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:icontkwth:
TKWTH Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This could also count as a sort of 'racism in dinosaurs' entry.
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:iconchillypaz:
chillypaz Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Might as well be the cutest dinosaurs I've ever laid my eyes on!
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:iconsim1day:
sim1day Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There is an albino alligator at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco ;)
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:iconadin4brawl:
ADiN4Brawl Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Student General Artist
this is the cutest thing iv'e ever seen
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:iconthepivotfan2013:
ThePivotFan2013 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
They are so cute :)
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:iconhobbyshorse:
hobbyshorse Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
"Hi!What's up?"
"Kick your ass!"
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GaaraxBlue Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ihhhh its so adrable omg i really really love the White one 
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Carcharael Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Artist
Beautifull work. Very interest this idea, also, very plausible.
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Thank you!

I think it's even more than plausible, and I'm wondering why more paleoartists have explored this concept already.
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TheRealMaestro Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Is it possible that Eosinopteryx is simply a juvenile troodontid and has undeveloped leg "wings" in the same sense today's birds don't have well-developed wings when young, rather than being a separate species?
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
It's possible scenarion if it's indeed an young animal, but I think this is unlikely to be the case here. It's true that there is no mentioning in the paper that the specimen is an adult animal, but if it was juvenile I'm sure the authors would have said that, because the ontogenetic state of the animal can greatly affects any conducted cladistic analysis.
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TheRealMaestro Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Well, thanks for the information anyway. I figured it would be a juvenile for the reason aforementioned, because only the one specimen was found, and because it seems better-fitting with Occam's razor as a juvenile troodontid would be less earth-shattering for bird evolution. I also thought that it looked so much like a baby chick here :D
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Austroraptor Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Those filthy dinoracists!

lol jokes apart, excellent work, thumbs up
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Thank you!
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Aloodonguy67 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Artist
I love it!!!!!
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Thanks! :)
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:iconaloodonguy67:
Aloodonguy67 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Artist
you're welcome
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stewmorg Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
t-pekc there is a albino alligators at georgia aquarium
[link]

but also there are also Leucism aligator whic are like white lion or tiger. the best place to see them are
[link] this was featured on of the life after man episodes.
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Thank you for the links. I already commented on albino alligators in earlier comments. These animals look quite strange in comparison to their "normal" color condition.
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Solifugus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The face on the left dark one looks a little odd. Otherwise, I really like this.
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
The oddly looking face is result of perspective and a lot of feathers. I've noticed that the dark stripe on top of the skull, should extend lower on the right side, because that way it is now it's not symmetric and this affects the overall look of the head. This may be part of the reason you find it odd.

Thank you for the comment! :)
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Solifugus Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I see now.
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:iconsinande:
Sinande Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Damn things look too cute to be picking on anyone. :aww:
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Sometimes cuteness and bad temper are not mutually exclusive. ;)
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adorable!
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Indeed! :)
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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:iconpilsator:
pilsator Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool!
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Thanks!
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Artist
That was the one good looking DinoBird!;)
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Hehe, thanks! :)

Though I don't understand why people call these animals dinobirds? :lol:
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Artist
Because, those feathered dinosaurs may looked like birds and they are act like birds.

This is all I wanted to say DinoBirds are more feathery than there scaly-lizard-like.;)
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
I know what you ment to say, I just don't buy the whole idea of any dinosaur, avian or non-avian, being called dinobird. Back in the 80's and early 90's the concept probably made sense, but considering the knowledge on the origin of birds we have now, the idea is obsolete (in my opinion). I think Greg Paul came up with the term "dinobird" in reference to his idea of deinonychosaurs being secondary flightless birds. Or something like this.

See, since birds are actually avian dinosaurs they are dinosaurs by definition, and it's strange to use the term "dinobirds" in reference to birds, or their non-avian relatives. It's like calling monkey a "mammalian-primate".
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I actually like the term dinobird, and I think it's silly that common words are supposed to be synonymous with clades. If that were the case then mammals would be amphibians, whales would be fish and vertebrates would be invertebrates.
I also like the creative idea here and the adorable yet heartless dinosaurs.
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Artist
Huh, no wonder. I just realizing that bird-like dinosaur (I just nicknamed them) are possibly an old nickname dinobird back in 80's and 90's before the new nickname them raptor of this movie Jurassic Park.
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cynderorangel139 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional
Cute i feel bad for the female
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
I never implied the albino one is a female. It could be male as far as I'm concerned. :) Though the normally colored couple, are indeed male (right) and female (left).
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cynderorangel139 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional
No the middle is the female.And left on her side and on her other right are males you can tell by their looks.
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Yeah, sure. I guess you know better who's who, than the artist who actually drew the drawing. :)
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cynderorangel139 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional
Yea cause i can sense the gender ik my dinosaurs well and dragons i can easyly tell if their male or female :) Cause i study them
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"I don’t know for albino crocodilians".
Indeed, the do have those: [link] [link]

I guess the fact that things like albino birds get bullied by normal coloured members of their same species goes to show that humans are not the only creatures with such prejudices.
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Very true, though I don't think it's about prejudices but evolutionary competition at some point. You know, protecting your genes and those most similar to yours. I guess some animals treat albino individuals as members of different species, and therefore see them as competitors.
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ShinRedDear Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Instant Fav ! :D I also wanted to do an albinism piece with Microraptor for exemple but your rendition is far better. Godd job again. I'll be adding my Eosinopteryx soon. ;)
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Thank you! :) I'm looking forward to see both your Eosinopteryx reconstruction and albino Microraptor.
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ShinRedDear Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
You're welcome. :D Actually, i'll use Microraptor
for another idea that I thought trough and like a lot.
As for Eosinopteryx, it will be sort of a small hommage.
Soon. ;)
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Fantastic :clap:
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Thank you!
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
yeah, everyone knows all troodontids are racist.
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Those little bastards! They really need someone to kick their feathery asses and teach them to respect others.

You're comment really made me laugh. Thanks! :lol:
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work, especially on the albino one - love the pose and positioning!
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