sinornithoides

Sinornithoides youngi

Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sinornithoides-youngi_jconway.png

Name: Sinornithoides youngi

Name Meaning: Chinese Bird Form

First Described: 1993

Described By: Russell & Dong 

ClassificationDinosauria, Saurischia, Eusaurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Averostra, Tetanurae, Orionides, Avetheropoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Pennaraptora, Paraves, Eumaniraptora, Averaptora, Troodontidae

Sinornithoides was - you guessed it - another troodontid from Asia. Specifically it was found in the Ejinhoro Formation of Inner Mongolia, China, and lived in the Aptian to Albian ages of the Early Cretaceous, about 113 million years ago, making it a little older than our typical troodontids. It would have been about 1.1 meters long and less than a meter high (more like half a meter high), and it was one of the most completely known troodontids in 1994 (which wasn’t saying much, as troodontids are typically known only from teeth.) It had a long and pointed skull, however it was short compared to the rest of the body. 

Source:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinornithoides

Shout out goes to rivalakill!

Thank you @spinosaurus-the-fisher for introducing this to me. (Sorry, too lazy to make the actual background)
Species pictured:
- Caudipteryx d.
- Dorygnathus
- Random Small Pterosaur
- Baby Estemmenosuchus (Therapsids need love too)
- Sinornithoides
- A fucking annoying Maine Coon  Sinovenator named Rex that always SCRATCHES UP THE WALLS, HOW DO THEY SCRATCH UP THE WALLS?!

anonymous asked:

Lori is fully coded!!! One last QC check and it will be ready to run! I got this from Scott Hartman's twitter page. In case you did not know, Lori is a jurassic troodontid from the Morrison Formation.

Yeah! Lets get hype for our new little floofin!!!!!!!!

Here’s a couple Sinornithoides concepts from a project that never really made it past conceptualization, but hey! They’re troodontids here to celebrate Lori!