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Epidexipteryx hui by blackfrog96 Epidexipteryx hui by blackfrog96
Epidexipteryx ("display feather") is a genus of small paravian dinosaur, known from one fossil specimen in the collection of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Beijing. Epidexipteryx represents the earliest known example of ornamental feathers in the fossil record.
The type specimen is catalog number IVPP V 15471. It has been reported to be a maniraptoran dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic or Upper Jurassic age Daohugou Beds of Inner Mongolia, China (about 152 to 168 mya).
The specific name, Epidexipteryx hui ("Hu's display feather"), and its Chinese name Hushi Yaolong ("Hu Yaoming's dragon") were coined in memory of paleomammologist Hu Yaoming.
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Ebervalius Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I love this lil' dude! A very weird theropod.
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blackfrog96 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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