palaeoverse
palaeoverse:

lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king:

Panguraptor lufengensis is a new genus of coelophysid from the Lufeng Formation of China - you know, Lufengosaurus and all? Interestingly, it’s the first coelophysid from Asia - Coelophysis and Megapnosaurus are from North America and Africa. The paper doesn’t explicitly state why that could be, but phylogenetic analysis recovers it as a sister to the Coelophysis and Camposaurus clade. 
Did I mention that Panguraptor has really weird anatomy? All of the proportions here are roughly the same as the table of measurements.
Panguraptor is also named after Pangu - the Chinese creator deity, in a sense.
As far as I know, this is the first full-body reconstruction of Panguraptor on the internet. As the holotype, while mostly complete, still lacks a tail, an arm, and a leg, the remainder was based off of Coelophysis bauri. In terms of design, credit goes to raptorcivilization for a bad pun. A reeeeaaaalllllly bad pun.

A new dinosaur!

Cool!

palaeoverse:

lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king:

Panguraptor lufengensis is a new genus of coelophysid from the Lufeng Formation of China - you know, Lufengosaurus and all? Interestingly, it’s the first coelophysid from Asia - Coelophysis and Megapnosaurus are from North America and Africa. The paper doesn’t explicitly state why that could be, but phylogenetic analysis recovers it as a sister to the Coelophysis and Camposaurus clade. 

Did I mention that Panguraptor has really weird anatomy? All of the proportions here are roughly the same as the table of measurements.

Panguraptor is also named after Pangu - the Chinese creator deity, in a sense.

As far as I know, this is the first full-body reconstruction of Panguraptor on the internet. As the holotype, while mostly complete, still lacks a tail, an arm, and a leg, the remainder was based off of Coelophysis bauri. In terms of design, credit goes to raptorcivilization for a bad pun. reeeeaaaalllllly bad pun.

A new dinosaur!

Cool!