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Quetzalcoatlus sp. by Eurwentala Quetzalcoatlus sp. by Eurwentala
Yet another try with azhdarchids - this time hopefully getting closer to anatomically accurate. These things are just weird, like crossed between a stork and a giraffe.

This is the smaller, unnamed but better known species of Quetzalcoatlus. With a winspan of about 5,5 meters it's still a formidable beast.

I imagine this one as a male, who uses it's colourful beak and skull crest to impress females during courting displays.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Cool!
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist
Very nice..
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TeamArtists Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Anthony: Like the digitigrade bird feet you put! though probably not what they had but still keep up the good work!
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Yapok96 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Very nice drawing. I like the frayed pterosaur fluff. :P But did they really have their hands in that position on the ground? Backwards?
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Eurwentala Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Thanks!
And yes, that's how they had their hands, at least according to fossilized footprints and Mark Witton: [link]
It's weird, but goes with the data.

Adding to the weirdess of pterosaur locomotion, they actually had plantigrade hindlimbs instead of standing on their toes like quite much all other diapsids. That's where this drawing goes wrong, but it's clear from the footprints.
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Kazanlak10 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
great work. azhdarchids on the ground make for very interesting artistic subjects for some reason.
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Eurwentala Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Thanks!
And I agree with you. Maybe it's because of their absurd proportions, and, of course, huge size.
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Dilong-paradoxus Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome colors on the...beak? I'm not entirely sure what one would call that appendage...
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Eurwentala Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
Thanks!
I think 'beak' is the closest word available. :)
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Dilong-paradoxus Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome!

Yeah, me too.
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