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Reconstruction for Anzu by Qilong Reconstruction for Anzu by Qilong
A speculative, and entirely silly, reconstruction for the large -- not exactly giant -- oviraptorosaur, Anzu wyliei. The duck-like tail feathers and ridiculous cassowary-like crest are all plausible, but lack any hard data supporting them.
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Saurornithoides Featured By Owner 6 days ago
That crest superficially looks a bit top-heavy. But how would I know how much a massive keratinous crest weighed? I like the Anseriform influences, especially in the tail feathers.
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Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
The only thing overboard here is the crest.  The rest is sound speculation.
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Qilong Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
I wanted to play a bit, though, so in my head this is all fancy. Yes, plausible. But fanciful as well.
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Dinofuzz Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite extreme! :D
I love it!
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! Very cool.
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EdaphosaurusPogonias Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, a bit David Peters, don't you think?
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Qilong Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Not at all. Mine is purely speculative. It says so in the description. It's from this post of mine: qilong.wordpress.com/2014/04/0…
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Nice pencil technique as usual, Jaime! I like the speculative parts despite the lack of data supporting them, they do add a lot of character to the animal.

Another detail caught my attention and I think it is worth asking about it. Is it possible for Anzu, or any other non-avialan theropod for that matter, to reverse its hallux to this degree? I had the impression that the hallux is not so 'mobile', but of course I am not that well versed in anatomy.
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Qilong Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
It may have been someone mobile, but I reconstructed the toe this way deliberately to evoke birds, which Anzu is very like. Likely, however, the hallux was oriented so it curled into the foot, but could extend into the same plane as the other toes.
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
I see. Thank you for the answer! :)
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