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Mirolong prealautus by Hyrotrioskjan Mirolong prealautus by Hyrotrioskjan
Most extinct dragons, especially smaller genera are only known by one specimen. Mirolong is no exception, but in this case it's at least a very good preserved one. To be honest the preservation state is astonishing. The fossil was found in the Shanwang National Geological Park which is known for fantastic fossils of all sorts and more than 600 species of plants, invertebrates and vertebrates.
Beside big parts of the skeleton there are also soft tissue parts. A small part of the wing membrane is known and a scarp of skin, but the most exiting feature are the two very long scales and a couple of similar bristles at the hips.
Mirolong was- how phylogenetic analysis recently confirmed- a sister taxon of the Cryodraconidae and near related to Eoiactator.
This species may change the way we depict early Cryodraconidae and the evolution of dracofuzz.
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
das wird ja immer besser und besser,
gerade der bereich in dem die finger in die flughaut übergehen sehen wunderbar aus. Auch die federn sehen toll aus und geben dem tier einen "charismatischen" look. Gefällt mir wiedereinmal sehr gut

PS : Der Ascialophorapor dauert etwas länger, in den letzten tagen bekomm ich irgendwie nix auf die reihe,ich hoff aber das diese blockade bald wieder verschwindet.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Is nich schlimm, ich selbst erst kürzlich festgestellt das ich einfach kein Künstler für Aufträge bin, Skizzen ja aber mit allem was darüber hinau geht hab ich total schwierigkeiten.
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AustralianMarcus Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
This is fantastic, you even included the fossil.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :lol:
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Artist
I've never seen this dragon has a fuzz. Beside, it looks wonderful!:D
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Many thanks =)
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Artist
You're welcome!:)
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mattsandwik Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Excellent work
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =)
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =)
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