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Pterodactylus antiquus by Archosaurian Pterodactylus antiquus by Archosaurian
A new version of my Pterodactylus antiquusskeletal reconstruction in a non-Greg Paul style. A good number of corrections have been made as well so hopefully it is more precise. I made this for comparison with "Pterodactylus" longicollum ([link]), a species of Pterodactylus that almost certainly does not belong to that genus.
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bhut Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
This is a really good reconstruction!
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Paleo-reptiles Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Dear friend, Mike Hanson (Archosaurian)

I love your art....What is your opinion about my Pterosaur launch???

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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
is it me or did they use such wing arrangement for the mountsain banshee in the Avatar movie? =)
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Sphenacodon Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
The crest is very interesting - imagine what other pterosaurs might look like (but not in the David Peters way, yikes!)
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Sainte-Vincient Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I appreciate the non-Paulian format you're using. Much more useful and *ahem* accurate. :) The 1/2-n-1/2 ventrodorsal aspect is really nice for reference.
Useful and accurate. A good addition to a reference library. Two thumbs and two big toes way up! (Does that sound weird?)
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NTamura Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
Nice! Any particular reason you've added a crest?
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Archosaurian Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
A recently described specimen has soft tissue impressions of a crest.
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NTamura Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
Ah, I missed that one... Could you point me to the reference? Thanks.
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Archosaurian Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
It was described in Frey, E., Tischlinger, H., Buchy, M.-C., and Martill, D. M., 2003, New specimens of pterosauria (Reptilia) with soft parts with implications for pterosaurian anatomy and locomotion: In: Evolution and Palaeobiology of Pterosaurs, edited by Buffetaut, E., and Mazin, J.-M., Geological Society Special Publication, n. 217, p. 233-266. A photo can be found here: [link] but some important details can only be seen under ultra violet light.
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NTamura Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
Thanks. I'll see if I can get the paper...
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
Is this the holotype?
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Archosaurian Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
The holotype is the primary reference, as always. Some bits that are not well resolved in that specimen are based off other similar specimens.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
Oh alright.
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