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Dinosaur Classification Simplified by EWilloughby Dinosaur Classification Simplified by EWilloughby
This is a much simpler examination of dinosaur relationships than most of my watchers would probably find useful. Most of you will know that theropods are broken up into tetanurans and ceratosaurs, and that birds are nested within coelurosaurs, and that there are many internal divisions within sauropods and ornithiscians as well. But this chart is intended to be more of a quick, concise reference for laypeople, teachers, children, or whoever might have a passing interest in dinosaurs. My hope is that anyone who wants to quickly figure out what major group any given dinosaur falls into can glance at this chart and know immediately. 

This was a collaboration between myself and Agahnim - I did the illustrations, and he did all of the layout and text. To see this chart in full resolution, please consider buying a poster in my Zazzle shop.
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AlexRaccoonGlider Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This might help me in the near future =3
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aerodynamicbear Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Awesome !
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RickRaptor105 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Ah, I remember these kinds of "Dinosaur Classification for beginners" from many of my dinosaur books and even the lecture of my Geology professor last month. To me they always seem so odd because of the high discrepancy in species numbers in the different orders.

On the one hand you have Pachycephalosauria with maybe a dozen species, many of them very fragmentary, on the other hand you have Theropoda, which has anything from Microraptor to Carnotaurus to Spinosaurus to Therizinosaurus to Tyrannosaurus. And donīt get me started on the diversity of modern birds.

No wonder Tom Holtzīs Dinosaur Encyclopedia has 9 chapters of theropods as opposed to 1-3 chapters for any other dinosaur order.
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GarryKirsch Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice work! Congrats!
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TeddyBlackBear2040 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Nicely done 
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Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014   General Artist
Very good job. The models are nice, and it's educating too
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EdaphosaurusPogonias Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The inclusion of Stygimoloch seems a little odd to me, due to its doubtful nature as its own Genus
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keight Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Very nicely done. You make a very good team.
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Awesome!
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KomodoGorgosaurus895 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! great job to you and Agahnim!
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