Sinosauropteryx prima

Sinosauropteryx prima (2006)

Original size: 6 X 6 in (dinosaur only); Watercolor on paper, digitally embedded in photograph of Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

This image is a commission for Scholastic Inc., featuring the small dinosaur Sinosauropteryx prima from the Yixian formation in China, and its potential lizard meal. This species had an integumentary covering that resembled "protofeathers".