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Toucan Pterosaurs by Qilong Toucan Pterosaurs by Qilong
Here is a fairly small version of my "toucan pterosaur," Dimorphodon macronyx. The wing is raised and the body in a foot-pushing-off launch posture despite that these pterosaurs never likely ran on two legs or launched on them. The distal tail "fin" is omitted, as are the wing membranes, for clarity.
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TheOtherTheropod Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly what is that little bone across the mandibular fenestra?
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Qilong Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
That splint of bone seems to be the space between a foramen on the surangular, and the mandibular fenestra. The foramen, shown large, might not exist. It occurs in the fossil this is based on, but may be an artifact of preservation. I'd not put too much stock into it. No matter. That would be the surangular.
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StudioSpectre Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
wow, such a small little wing for it's body size.  Amazing. 
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Qilong Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Yeah, they weren't super aerial pros at this stage.
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paleopeter Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice one.
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Paleo-reptiles Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
lovely!
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Algoroth Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
As usual, awesome skeletal! What I wanna know is this: did Dimorphodons look funny eating peanut butter????
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DOTB18 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
I never realized just how small the wings are in relation to the body, especially compared to other pterosaurs.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Truly a toucan, but quite primitive. Awesome job. Hey, don't you live in Oregon, Jaime?
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amorousdino Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student General Artist
A pterosaur that thinks he's a bird :lol:
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dimorphodon!!
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