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Regardless of the poll results, the scientific consensus is that birds ARE a group of theropod dinosaurs that evolved during the Mesozoic Era. A close relationship between birds and dinosaurs was first proposed in the nineteenth century after the discovery of the primitive bird Archaeopteryx in Germany.

The Berlin specimen of Archaeopteryx lithographica


Birds share many unique skeletal features with dinosaurs.

Moreover, fossils of more than twenty species of dinosaur have been collected with preserved feathers. There are even very small dinosaurs, such as Microraptor and Anchiornis, which have long, vaned, arm and leg feathers forming wings.

Microraptor


Close up of Anchiornis wings


Fossil evidence also demonstrates that birds and dinosaurs shared features such as hollow, pneumatized bones, gastroliths in the digestive system, nest-building and brooding behaviors.

The ground-breaking discovery of fossilized Tyrannosaurus rex soft tissue allowed a molecular comparison of cellular anatomy and protein sequencing of collagen tissue, both of which demonstrated that T. rex and birds are more closely related to each other than either is to Alligator.

Even then, you can compare the legs and feet of birds like Emus... to that of Ornithomimus...

Emu leg and feet


Ornithomimus


In fact, if you remove all the feathers from an Emu, you basically have a naked avian (bird) dinosaur.
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How long have you been on DeviantArt?
4 years.

What does your username mean?
Initials, First Letter of High School and Birthday.

Describe yourself in three words.
Funny, smart and creative.

Are you left or right handed?
Right.

What was your first deviation?
I don't know, I don't know if it's still on here or not... however, this is currently my first deviation on here:

'Q Encounter' by CJCA915

What is your favorite type of art to create?
3D/CGI

If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Drawing

What was your first favorite?
Outbound by thefirstfleet

What type of art do you tend to favorite the most?
3D/CGI

Who is your all-time favorite deviant artist?
I can't decide, to be honest.

If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
Either :devwanderingmogwai:, Seanguy4 or metlesitsfleetyards

How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
Has inspired my creativity and more.

What are your preferred tools to create art?
Computer, 3D Studio Max and After Effects.

What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
All by lonesome. lol

What is your favorite DeviantArt memory?
When I got my first watcher. :D

#DeviantArtistQuestionnaire
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Do you accept that birds are dinosaurs? (If no, why?)
86%
6 deviants said Yes
14%
1 deviant said No
Regardless of the poll results, the scientific consensus is that birds ARE a group of theropod dinosaurs that evolved during the Mesozoic Era. A close relationship between birds and dinosaurs was first proposed in the nineteenth century after the discovery of the primitive bird Archaeopteryx in Germany.

The Berlin specimen of Archaeopteryx lithographica


Birds share many unique skeletal features with dinosaurs.

Moreover, fossils of more than twenty species of dinosaur have been collected with preserved feathers. There are even very small dinosaurs, such as Microraptor and Anchiornis, which have long, vaned, arm and leg feathers forming wings.

Microraptor


Close up of Anchiornis wings


Fossil evidence also demonstrates that birds and dinosaurs shared features such as hollow, pneumatized bones, gastroliths in the digestive system, nest-building and brooding behaviors.

The ground-breaking discovery of fossilized Tyrannosaurus rex soft tissue allowed a molecular comparison of cellular anatomy and protein sequencing of collagen tissue, both of which demonstrated that T. rex and birds are more closely related to each other than either is to Alligator.

Even then, you can compare the legs and feet of birds like Emus... to that of Ornithomimus...

Emu leg and feet


Ornithomimus


In fact, if you remove all the feathers from an Emu, you basically have a naked avian (bird) dinosaur.
  • Mood: Content

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Chris Cunningham
Artist | Hobbyist | Film & Animation
United States
If you send me a msg, make sure you stay on for a minute or so, b/c I reply immediately, most of the time.

I was a C/1st Lt. in Army JROTC at Airport High School. 3D animation is my all time favorite hobby aside from computers.

I of course love working with computers in general. Just remember, I hold the right, to disclose information to you or not.

I'm running:
Windows 10 Home x64
AMD FX-8320 @ 3.5 GHz
8GB DDR3-1600 RAM
1 x 240 GB SSD, 1 x 60GB SSD and 1 x 1TB HDD
Nvidia GTX 550 Ti 1GB

-I'm an Atheist Liberal.
-I'm an LGBT rights activist.

I don't believe in God or any god that you might believe in, and no amount of bible or other holy verses will change my mind, the bible and all other holy books are not proof of a supreme being, they're no more proof of a supreme being than a book about Santa proves Santa exists, sorry.

I've got one rule, if you are an extremely religious person, don't evangelize to me, and you're welcome here, but the minute you start telling me, God this and God that, and Jesus this and Jesus that, and so on, you're gonna be on your way, to find someone else to bother. Capiche?

I'm pro-choice, sorry, I don't think it's anyone right to tell a women what to do with her body.

Current Residence: My House
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WildPencil Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanx for :+fav:ing
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Femto-Pjd Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for faving ! :)
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Seahorse66 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
Thank you for the fave! :happybounce: 
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natureguy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Chris, Thank you for the Fave and the watch! really appreciated...
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Joran-Belar Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav on

Brothers in Arms by Joran-Belar

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J.J.
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kiew1 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fave!
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Thank you for the fave !:)
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iriscup Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
Jocelyne's Iris by KmyGraphic Thank you very much for faving.
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Thank You by loloalien for faving.
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Kamose Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fave on Dein-o-mite!!" Dein-o-mite! by Kamose
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