Things With Feathers is a Tumblr where paleoartist and scientific illustrator Emily Willoughby will post science, illustration, dinosaurs, feathers, fossils, and occasionally a little bit of silliness.

 

Based on the new PLOSone paper that I posted about earlier - for those who haven’t seen, there is a new study that looks at how chickens walk differently when they have a long artificial tail strapped to their butts. The paper comes with a lovely little video of the control and experimental chickens walking. A regular chicken’s locomotion is more knee-driven, while the posterior weight of an artificial tail makes the animal walk with a hip-driven gait instead.
This study has obvious implications for how non-avian theropods walked, so I could not resist doing a quick (1 hour or so) animation of a dromaeosaur loosely based on Deinonychus doing the dino-walk.

Based on the new PLOSone paper that I posted about earlier - for those who haven’t seen, there is a new study that looks at how chickens walk differently when they have a long artificial tail strapped to their butts. The paper comes with a lovely little video of the control and experimental chickens walking. A regular chicken’s locomotion is more knee-driven, while the posterior weight of an artificial tail makes the animal walk with a hip-driven gait instead.

This study has obvious implications for how non-avian theropods walked, so I could not resist doing a quick (1 hour or so) animation of a dromaeosaur loosely based on Deinonychus doing the dino-walk.

  1. batcheeks reblogged this from ewilloughby
  2. amethyst-hawk reblogged this from smokeytyto
  3. smokeytyto reblogged this from ewilloughby
  4. oddstuffsreblogity reblogged this from oddstuffs
  5. ask-bitter-henry reblogged this from ewilloughby and added:
    Damn, who’s the fucking mover? I’d like her head bobbing a bit lower, if you know what I mean…
  6. sobuckingcool reblogged this from featheryraptor
  7. thatdamnskeleton reblogged this from dimir-charmer
  8. dimir-charmer reblogged this from lethe-the-planeswalker
  9. ironicpeaches reblogged this from littlemunchypu
  10. lethe-the-planeswalker reblogged this from littlemunchypu
  11. littlemunchypu reblogged this from butthurtherpetologist
  12. assiralsama reblogged this from jayrockin
  13. thewickedwitchofminnesota reblogged this from ewilloughby
  14. destroyingyourinsides reblogged this from ewilloughby
  15. logicalframework reblogged this from koryos
  16. thatbitchfromnj reblogged this from ewilloughby
  17. birdosaurus reblogged this from ewilloughby
  18. dannybird22 reblogged this from lissodelphis
  19. helenasurvived reblogged this from lissodelphis
  20. lissodelphis reblogged this from thelonelywhale
  21. pedestrian-wolves reblogged this from ewilloughby
  22. estupido-y-sensual-zombie reblogged this from ewilloughby
  23. gojira-king-of-the-kaiju reblogged this from lief
  24. lief reblogged this from zeico
  25. angeliusrising reblogged this from coyotestuck
  26. elijahfeathers reblogged this from vampireterrorist
  27. tyrannizeman reblogged this from vampireterrorist