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Ramphorynchus sp. by EmperorDinobot Ramphorynchus sp. by EmperorDinobot
Just a ramphorynchus. It's a particularly under (over) rated animal. It's very strange, and there's thousands of similar species scattered all over Europe.
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Sphenacodon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
Every other pterosaur is a Rhamphorhynchus, at least in popular media (the others are Pteranodon, then there's that upstart Quetzalcoatlus).
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
That's what I meant by overrated.

Underrated is that fact that people don't know its name :lol: Ironic isn't it?
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Sphenacodon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
Yet it has fewer syllables than Tyrannosaurus. I think it's the Rh, ph, rhy, and ch in there that shove the train of thought off its tracks.
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LoneWolf613 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
I am very impressed by your knowledge and artistic talent.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
Thankee!
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Kairu-Hakubi Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice, how teethy it is!
Um, are rhamphorynchi digitigrade like that? I wouldn't be surprised if they were, it's just I"ve always seen them plantigrade..
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
I believe most pterosaurs, if not all, were plantigrade. But that doesn't stop them from going on tippy-toes!

I used this: [link]

See how he's about to achieve flight? I did take the plantigradism into consideration, but I thought he'd look more dramatic lifting his rear area higher.
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Kairu-Hakubi Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well in terms of their front limbs, I see some pterosaurs with a long wrist-to-knuckle zone, like a horse, and some with a very short one, like a bat...
but in terms of hind limbs.. I've only ever seen them very short. This picture is interesting, the rhynch definitely has kinda long feet :) and he has those.. hooks in back! Very cool. I lurn'd a thing! :D
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
:lol:
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jconway Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
Yeah, Mike used to draw them like that, but that isn't how they launched (pterosaurs almost certainly launched quadrupedally). Also, the fifth toe should be incorporated into the uropatagium.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
What do you mean? Parallel to the other toes?
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jconway Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
Somewhat, then curving back. It would be incorporated into the membrane behind the legs.
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Very good drawing! :)

I'm not specialist when it comes to pterosaurs but I think the body is too long.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
The body of Ramphorynchus is kind of long compared to later pterosaurs (especially Azdarchids o.o)
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Like I said I'm not specialist. :)
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
It's ok...it's ok...no one's perfect *pats his shoulder*
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Kyo-Cat-San Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Squee!!! Thank you!!!! :3
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Yer welcome!
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Mistress-Fluffeh Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Student General Artist
I've read some on those. I've always wanted to poke one. o3o
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Oracle-of-Blood Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I heard about this Pterasaur in a book once, great picture anyhow. Very accurate.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Thanks!
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Oracle-of-Blood Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Yw ;)
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