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turkeys are attackiiing!!! rapturkeys by nebezial turkeys are attackiiing!!! rapturkeys by nebezial
apparently this is a bit closer to what raptors were like.. yeah... and wasn't that imposing in size neither... just a bunch of knifesized claws and razor sharp teeth... that can still rip you to shreds.... like a wolverine.. on steroids... that you cant escape.....

hm... how is it again that feathered dinosaurs weren't scary again? XD

personally im more than okay with feathered dinos. smaller ones just make sense. nature has a way of utilizing evolution to improve on traits. did they ali have feathers.. no...

do it think a t -rex was feathered... hell no..

why? too big for feathers to serve any purpose
but on a raptor.. as a way of balancing in fast runs, and reducing air current friction... hellyeah, i can see that


btw this is in no way a scientific reconstruction... just a quickie done from memory... navent really drawn any proper dinos since my highschool days.. maybe 1 or 2 pictures in total


oh and just so we avoid unnecessary discussions. i AM A FAN OF FEATHERS ON DINOSAURS!

from an artistic standpoint i can make that stuff work
but do i think all dinosaurs were feathered , no

personally i think coverage varied greatly. i can see males being more feathery as they do have a nice strutting puspose too

ladies love them some colorful feathers, just sayin XD
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Arthur1acrosaurus Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  New member
this should be in jurassic world!!!
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Arthur1acrosaurus Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  New member
best raptor ever
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TiarnanDominusAdonai Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Granted so many paleoartists have become over zealous about dinosaurs being feathered I feel like its gone to an extreme extent, like applying fur to every mammal known to man just because some happen to be "clothed". You found the balance. While some species  were certainly quite flamboyant I feel like this is what the faction who are griping against this needs to see: that sleek, dynamic Jurassic Park design done with understanding and practicality instead of just looking like big bird. Well done.

- Take Care, Beannacht De Duit
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s0lidsteel Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finally, considering the awesomeness that is Jurassic Park, we have an ACCURATE representation of a velociraptor
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trisdino Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
This is not the least bit scientifically accurate... but dayum, that thing is cool. The feathers made it look much cooler then the classic jp raptors. 
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StellaBlue2 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, aren't you a killjoy...
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BeadyEyedGirl Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
they look badass 
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coldpredator44 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
rise of the turkeys. first its the park then the escape, then thanksgiving day this beast will greet you when you wake up. good morning 
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GeotrixQueen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
The argument comparison that all dinos could not have had feathers is like saying not all mammals have hair is moot IMO. All mammals are covered in hair; it's a key indicator of mammalian ancestry and labeling. Sea mammals like whales look naked, but they are covered in micro-bristles to reduce drag. Essentially looking like humans with how arms and legs are relatively bare.


For dinosaurs, they all descend from archosaurs. None are more or less reptilian. They are their own group cut off from reptiles. They shouldn't be labeled lizards just because they look like them. That would be the same as labeling Pterosauria as dinosaurs because they look like them.

Feathers developed in meat eaters, but there may have been parallel adaptations with other species across the Earth. Maybe young duckbills where fluffy to keep warm until old enough to follow migrations? Larger carivores may have had primitive display feathers on extended body areas to show off to females much like ostrich and peacocks do.

In general, making concrete assumptions in science leads to needless arguments and eventual stupidity across the board. It's all "what if". There is no " 100 percent exactly."
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Jjcheetah2 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Actually this is anatomically correct of what a velocirapter looked like when the dinosaur was alive. 
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