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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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:iconthemorlock:
TheMorlock Sep 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Cool!
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:iconsameerprehistorica:
Very nice..
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:iconteamartists:
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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:iconyapok96:
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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:iconeurwentala:
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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:iconkazanlak10:
great work. azhdarchids on the ground make for very interesting artistic subjects for some reason.
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:iconeurwentala:
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 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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:iconeurwentala:
Thanks!
I think 'beak' is the closest word available. :)
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:icondilong-paradoxus:
Dilong-paradoxus Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome!

Yeah, me too.
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