Sinocalliopteryx.
This was a relatively large compsognathid dinosaur, known to have reached over 7 feet in length. It hunted the smaller flying dinosaurs of the Lower Cretaceous, and may have exploited species that hadn’t yet completely mastered powered flight, choosing instead to feed on those who could only glide or had difficulty taking off from the ground.

It has been preserved finely in many specimens, with protofeathers very evident. They were short over most of the body, but were up to 10cm on the thighs and hips.

Specimens have been found with stomach contents preserved- including the remains of three Confuciusornis in similar stages of digestion in one, and the whole articulated leg of a small dromaeosaurid in another.

  1. blackandbergamot reblogged this from lostbeasts
  2. small-thick-headed-lizard reblogged this from lostbeasts
  3. lulzysnake reblogged this from lostbeasts
  4. xanasaur reblogged this from xdannyx
  5. xdannyx reblogged this from lostbeasts
  6. inuryuvr reblogged this from lostbeasts
  7. aardonyx reblogged this from lostbeasts
  8. pcbonshrooms reblogged this from amysaurus
  9. numantinecitizen reblogged this from lostbeasts
  10. kimberellasuglystepsister reblogged this from lostbeasts
  11. lastpuff-lastregrets reblogged this from ashjaygrass
  12. komainucalamity reblogged this from lostbeasts
  13. mollisaurus reblogged this from lostbeasts
  14. amysaurus reblogged this from lostbeasts
  15. yedg reblogged this from lostbeasts
  16. t-reqs reblogged this from flowergoose
  17. starborn-vagaboo reblogged this from flowergoose
  18. seriouslyeveryothernamewastaken reblogged this from flowergoose
  19. delta-vcoathager reblogged this from lostbeasts