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Yixian formation  sample by Paleop Yixian formation  sample by Paleop
In my opinion the Yixian formation is one of the most interesting formations in existence. The Yixian formation is notable for the quality of the preserved fossils that come from it. Many fossils from the formation preserve feathers. Some fossils even have preserved melanosomes! 

I would like to make a note on liaoningosaurus. Much is still up in the air with the little ankylosaur. The fish eating hypothesis is unlikely as can be. But it's still possible to some degree that the two identically sized fossils belong to extremely neotenic adults.  (tbh I think they were just babies, and the adults would have been somewhere around Minmi size or smaller. but that's just an opinion)

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I do not take credit for the skeletal references used in the making of this artwork, be they bases or just visual guides; nor do I claim their creator's work as my own. Please give the authors a look, you may like what you see. links below.


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:iconiconbricksmashtv: Dongbetitan
:icongetawaytrike:Dongbetitan
:iconscotthartman: beipiaosaurus, psitacosaurus, jinzhousaurus
:iconornithischophilia: jinzhousaurus
:iconqilong: beipiaosaurus


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Ceratopsia Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous.
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:iconpaleop:
Paleop Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!
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Ceratopsia Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. 
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XStreamChaosOfficial Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I love all the patterns and colors you gave them!
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:iconpaleop:
Paleop Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!
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snugglesthedinosaur Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Holy crap the detail!
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vasix Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah a sample...more cool critters on the way? :p 
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Crowford210 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Student Artist
Yutyrannus is senpai
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HUBLERDON Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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105697 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
oooooooo
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bh1324 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 14, 2017
That Jinzhousaurus is outright beautifull and the rest of species have a great pattern too.

Also that's one spindly Yutyrannus :D
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really like those colour patterns!
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Rahonavis70m Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
The Yutyrannus looks cool. Reminds me of a sloth bear or sun bear.
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AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! Love the colors on Yutyrannus. Like a tassie devil, kinda, but with more brown.
Love the head on the Jinzhousaurus,
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Zhombah Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! I've always been skeptical of liaoningosaurus' tiny size and it being a piscivore, but do you think it could still possibly be at least semi aquatic, like an ankylosaur hippo? 
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Paleop Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm pretty sure it could at least swim
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Owlbaskingshark Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I definitely love the jinzhousaurus's head!
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Dinosaurzzz Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
Awesome! Can't wait to see the rest!
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Evodolka Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful
i LOVE the colors used for these dinosaurs :D
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