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The Cutest Thing in the World by Qilong The Cutest Thing in the World by Qilong
Scansoriopteryx heilmanni, quite possibly the very cutest thing in the world, is based on a small, probably subadult or juvenile animal closely related to, if not the same thing as Epidendrosaurus.

Scales preserved around a portion of the tail, with filamentous remains around the arms and legs, suggest this animal was differentially integumentated. Here it is shown with a tiny fly, preparing to stalk, while sitting somewhat back on its legs, using its tail woodpecker/anomalurid-style, leaving the arms free to potentially used for prey capture. The elongated finger may have been used aye-aye style for probing.

Note: The first toe, or hallux, is incorrectly pointed backwards. The toe actually extends medially to slightly anterior, so would closely align to the other toes.
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AntonellisofbBender Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Student Filmographer
WOW
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nospacelikespace Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Brilliant work.
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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Student General Artist
Haha. Cute as.
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Qilong Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
:)
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
These maniraptorans are very strange. Hopefully more remains will show up of dinosaurs like these.
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morganobrienart Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
One of the best drawings ive ever seen, keep up the great work!
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Qilong Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
It was during my attempt to make an April Fools' Day joke. But cool.
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Xinorbis Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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InvisibleCatfish Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwe :3
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lennan Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
He certainly is adorable. =)
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RaptorArts Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
I agree :) Absolutely Cute! :D
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OrzhovSlodier Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
Dawwwww.
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