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BAND of dinosaurs by Dinosaurzzz BAND of dinosaurs by Dinosaurzzz
In recent years, we have found out that many non-avian dinosaurs had feathers. This is now proven beyond any considerable doubt; fossils of dinosaurs with clear impressions of feathers have and continue to be discovered. But there are still some people that won't accept this, or that birds are a group of dinosaurs. These people form a group called BAND: Birds Are Not Dinosaurs.

When it comes to dinosaurs that have impressions of advanced flight feathers that we see in birds (Microraptor for example), the followers of BAND simply claim that they are just birds. But then we have the dinosaurs with impressions of very primitive, hair-like feathers, often called protofeathers. These, on the other hand, are claimed to be fossilized collagen fibers, thought by some to support a frill used for swimming, like I have drawn here. This is highly unlikely: in fossils with feathers preserved, there is a gap between the feathers and the bones, which is where the skin would have been. If the feathers were collagen fibers, it would look like they simply grew out of the skeleton. We have also found melanosomes in some fossilized protofeathers, something collagen does not have. Also this .

The most commonly used dinosaurs that BANDits point to are Sinosauropteryx and Psittacosaurus. But I thought, if their protofeathers* are collagen fibers, wouldn't that mean that those on all the other dinosaurs with protofeathers also are? So, here's a Yutyrannus and a Beipiaosaurus, restored the BAND-way.

*It is still debated if the quills found on Psittacosaurus are actual feathers or not.

References used are the Yutyrannus skeletal by GetAwayTrike and the Beipiaosaurus skeletal by Qilong.

EDIT 26.01.2017: Added colors.
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:iconrickwhitetiger:
RickWhitetiger Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So this is what BAND thinks dinosaurs were coloured... sad... very sad...
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Dinosaurzzz Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Nah, I just wanted to give some dinosaurs unrealistic colors, and since these were unrealistic to begin with, I thought these were good candidates.
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RickWhitetiger Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fair point.
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RaptorGorilla Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
BAND should be banned...
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Dinosaurzzz Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Yes it should.
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Megasupream Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Interesting
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Dinosaurzzz Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017
Thanks
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:iconacepredator:
acepredator Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
BAND is idiotic
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Dinosaurzzz Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
It's like they are desperate to find a reason that birds are not dinosaurs.
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paleosir Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol.

Don't forget the shark fins on Yutyrannus' arms, how else would it have such large protofuzz on it's arms XD
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Dinosaurzzz Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
True dat!

I considered adding them but it just looked ugly... well, they look ugly already, so...
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paleosir Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, they are bound to look ugly the BAND way.
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Dinosaurzzz Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
XD
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:iconrickwhitetiger:
RickWhitetiger Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well that's pretty stupid of this "BAND" to think like that...
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Dinosaurzzz Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
Yup
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