This is my first serious attempt to redraw the Yutyrannus huali`s skull.
My main influences are the original drawing published in the original paper, and the Scott Hartman´s linear reconstruction of the skull, shown here:[link]
The basic draw of the skull has been copied from the original paper. I added the diagenesis´s correction of the skull mentioned by S. Hartman and the sclerotic ring.
The mandible is partially inspired by the linear reconstruction, mainly the surangular shape of the mandible, but the number, and the shape of teeths are copied from the original photos published in David Hone`s blog:[link]
Scale bar=20 cm. This drawing are based in the ELDM V1001 skull, the smallest and the most gracile of the Yutyrannus heads.
The black silhouette suggest the shape of the neck. This, and maybe the full body drawing too, will be complete in the future.
I was corrected the shape of the "neck", now is more short than the previous image.
Xu, X., Wang, K., Zhang, K., Ma, Q., Xing, L., Sullivan, C., Hu, D., Cheng, S., and Wang, S. (2012). "A gigantic feathered dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of China"
Xu, X., Wang, K., Zhang, K., Ma, Q., Xing, L., Sullivan, C., Hu, D., Cheng, S., and Wang, S. (2012). "A gigantic feathered dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of China" SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
Hartman, S. "I.O.Yutyrannus". Skeletal Drawing Blog. April 5, 2012.
Hone,D. "The giant, feathered tyrannosaur Yutyrannus huali".
Archosaur´s musing blog. April 4,2012.