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.
Exactly what is that little bone across the mandibular fenestra?
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.
wow, such a small little wing for it's body size. Amazing.
As usual, awesome skeletal! What I wanna know is this: did Dimorphodons look funny eating peanut butter????
I never realized just how small the wings are in relation to the body, especially compared to other pterosaurs.
Truly a toucan, but quite primitive. Awesome job. Hey, don't you live in Oregon, Jaime?
A pterosaur that thinks he's a bird