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All hail the fluffosaurus! by bensen-daniel All hail the fluffosaurus! by bensen-daniel
Naysayers may scoff www.nature.com/news/feathers-w…, but new discoveries in Russia CLEARLY indicate that dino-fuzz extends back to basal Ornithodira. Therefor from now on I will not respect any paleo-artist who does not draw their dinosaurs AT least this fluffy.They may be colored pink or any other girly color, depending on your preferences, I'm not picky. 
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:iconfancykarp:
FancyKarp Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kulindadromeus Effect in a nutshell.
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:iconbensen-daniel:
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
That's right. I drew this when Kulindaromeus was still just a rumor.
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fluffy pink dinos FTW!!!
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:iconbensen-daniel:
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
:)
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:iconheytomemeimhome:
Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Fluffy iguanas ,scaly hounds, quadrupedal kangaroos ,bipedal frogs all i welcome them!
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:iconheytomemeimhome:
Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
I for one welcome our new fluffy stegosaurian overlords.
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:iconbensen-daniel:
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Take them into your heart
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:iconheytomemeimhome:
Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
But I reject the fluffy crocodiles!!!
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:iconthomastapir:
thomastapir Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
NOICE.  This confirms all my secret suspicions and unspoken yearnings (yes, ALL OF THEM)
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:iconbensen-daniel:
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
YEEEARNINGS!
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:iconjdailey1991:
Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
I'm willing to go as far as saying that feathers in non-avain dinosaurs exist in every theropod in history, since that's where we get our birds.  A feathered ankylosaur is pointless because of its armor, so is a feathered sauropod because even with an avian respiratory system, its size alone can keep its body temperature stabilized.
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:iconheytomemeimhome:
Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Would this change your mind ?tyranno-teen.blogspot.com/2013…

It changed mine....
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:iconjdailey1991:
Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Idk, I mean, giant ground sloths never had a unidirectional respiratory system.  Wouldn't armor be insulation enough?
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:iconheytomemeimhome:
Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Because some Ankylosaurus lived in fairly cold climates...
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:iconjdailey1991:
Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
And armor is not insulation enough to beat the cold?
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:iconheytomemeimhome:
Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
If it had blood vessels flowing through it their growth rates and metabolism was fairly slow...
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:iconjdailey1991:
Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Metabolism...more along the lines of elephant and whale than bird?
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:iconheytomemeimhome:
Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Yeah that's what I'm getting at...
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:iconbensen-daniel:
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Your right, it's possible suaropods and ankylosaurs were secondarily featherless...aside from their lush eyelashes and fabulous mating plumage, of course! :D
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:iconjdailey1991:
Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Where would the girls find this "fabulous mating plumage"?
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:iconbensen-daniel:
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
On the head, in a mane down the spine, a poof on the end of the tail, the more ridiculous the bett--- uh, I mean, imagine the GRANDEUR of an adult male Brachiosaurus, fluffing up his throat-pouch and sweeping the air with his 20 meter peacock tail.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student General Artist
What are these new discoveries in Russia?
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:iconbensen-daniel:
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Search for Kulindasaurus
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:iconthemorlock:
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Google isn't helping. Is this for real?
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:iconbensen-daniel:
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014

dml.cmnh.org/2013Nov/msg00010.…

excuse me, that should be "Kulindodromeus"

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:iconthemorlock:
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks. That's awesome! I doubt most dinosaurs were this shaggy, though, especially the big herbivores.
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Artist

These are true "feathered dinnosaurs" after all.:clap:


Except for Megalosauroidea.

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:iconbensen-daniel:
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Well there's an allosaur in there
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Artist
Oh yeah, forgot to put, "Carnosaurs."^^;
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Fafnirx Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
It makes me feel very hot...
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:iconbensen-daniel:
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
The Mesozoic must have been cooler than we think
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
enflufficating! :squee: :iconlawooplz: :giggle: :lol: :blush:
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:iconbensen-daniel:
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
:D
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
fluffasaurs are the best! :lol: www.deviantart.com/art/Super-F…
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whalewithlegs Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student General Artist
"Therefor from now on I will not respect any paleo-artist who does not draw their dinosaurs AT least this fluffy."
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Dennonyx Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student General Artist
*-* this is simply AWESOME! I love especially the pink fluffy sauropod La la la la :happybounce: 
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:iconbensen-daniel:
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Thanks. They feed exclusively on truffula trees.
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DYnoJackal19 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Haven't you heard? Most dinosaurs traded out their protofeathers for scales and armor: www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12…

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P.S. - Watch this video. It's freaky! www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12…
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
That huffpost article is based on the Nature article that started the hooha that inspired me to draw the fluffosaurs in the first place :)
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DYnoJackal19 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Still don't think sauropods or stegosaurs would have opted for feathers.
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ropen7789 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student General Artist
THEY'RE SO FLUFFY!!
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:iconbensen-daniel:
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Yeah! I was waiting for a commenter to post that.
You get a cookie
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ropen7789 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Pikachu gasp Plz 
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QueenSerenity2012 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
I'm really baffled by that article. It basically says "We've found filaments on all these species and have drawn the conclusion that dinosaurs were ancestrally scaly." That's pretty much the opposite of what the evidence suggests.
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
I think their contention is that the quills on ornithischians evolved convergently with the dino-fuzz of coelurosaurs. There should be a publication soon that will help clarify the issue.
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twomedicinefm2011 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:) (Smile) Nice!
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Sinornithosaurus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Any links for the Russian discoveries?
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:iconbensen-daniel:
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Kapow! nonaviannerd.tumblr.com/post/6…
But take it with a grain of salt. It hasn't been peer-reviewed.
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Sinornithosaurus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yeah, I remember that.
Thanks for the link!
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is inaccurate. Why aren't the stegosaur's plates fluffy?
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