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ornitholestes by pastori by PaleoPastori ornitholestes by pastori by PaleoPastori
Fabio Pastori Ornitholestes with prey(pterodactyls)
acrylic martin brushes/4 sky ecoline airbrush

Ornitholestes
Fossil range: Late Jurassic

life restoration of Ornitholestes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
(unranked): Coelurosauria
Genus: Ornitholestes
Osborn, 1903
Species
O. hermanni Osborn, 1903 (type)
Ornitholestes (meaning "bird robber") was a small theropod dinosaur of the late Jurassic of Western Laurasia (the area that was to become North America). To date, it is known only from a single partial skull and skeleton, found near Como Bluff, Wyoming, in 1900, and described by Henry Fairfield Osborn in 1903.[1] A hand was later attributed to Ornitholestes, although it now appears to belong to Tanycolagreus.[2] The type (and only known) species is O. hermanni. The species name honors the American Museum of Natural History preparator Adam Hermann.
Ornitholestes was roughly 2 meters (6.5 ft) in length.[3] The head of Ornitholestes was relatively small.[4] Nonetheless, the skull was more robust than that of many other small theropods, such as Compsognathus and Coelophysis, and this would have enabled Ornitholestes to deliver a powerful bite.[5]
Gregory S. Paul suggested the presence of a small horn on the snout of Ornitholestes, similar to that of Proceratosaurus.[4] however this has recently been disproved by Carpenter et al., which indicated that the 'crest' was actually a broken nasal bone.[2] Like most other theropods, Ornitholestes had a long tail, presumably used for balance.
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:iconcommietarbosaurus:
perfect )))
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:icondark-hyena:
Someone's been stealing your work: [link]
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:iconpaleostuff:
Haha !

I (L) His Look of :Oh my God, I think it was better to not eat this piece ! haha amazing !!
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:iconpaleostuff:
Haha !

I (L) His Look of :Oh my God, I think it was better to not eat this piece ! haha amazing !!
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ThitaniumPrince Mar 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Stupendo! Non so se ne sei al corrente ma una linea di quaderni ha usato questa (come altre) tua immagine per la copertina :)
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:iconlyoness86:
my 5 year old son loves this! its beautiful
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Pakaranisaurido Feb 9, 2009   Traditional Artist
That´s an interesting coloring, very creative! Besides, the enviroment in your paintings is very realistic.
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:iconjoeyv7:
WOW - wonderful, intricate work. Really stunning :heart:
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