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Sharovipteryx mirabilis by Eurwentala Sharovipteryx mirabilis by Eurwentala
Sharovipteryx of the late Triassic was the first known vertebrate to develop a gliding membrane - and the only one ever to use it's hind limbs as wings. This small diapsid reptile has been even suggested to be the ancestral pterosaur, altough I doubt it.

I want to thank NTamura for the inspiration. :)
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WhickerWays Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018
Cool! I like the coloring, and the fact that you know about this!
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ProcyonNoumer Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
sigh.... wish the forelimbs were still left preserved/etc. so it could be known wether it did or not had moderately-long forelimbs that may or may not hav aided this curious little triassic diapsid with its very-uncommon hind-limb dominated wings. atleast from what i rememebered there was webbing in the forelimbs, but i still wonder about thier hands.....
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Zippo4k Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
The odd thing for me right now is that I just found picture right after having read about how nutty David Peters is... *sighs*
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sketcherjak Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
great pose! I love his spots - I can't see him. He's camouflaged. XD
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Zainy7 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Filmographer
That IS a nice drawing, alright.
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Eurwentala Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional
Thanks!
Though as you probably noticed, it's far from perfect. The tail is too thick and the forelimbs too long and robust, to begin with. I'd like to draw an updated (and probably more accurate) version as soon as I have enough time.
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DinosaurianDude Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work:D You inspired me to make my own Sharovipteryx, while Ntamura inspired you?
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
This is really impressive! Very nice job you did here! :clap:
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Eurwentala Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional
Thanks! =)
It was quite a challenge to make a creature with hind legs as wings, but I'm happy with the results. I think your version has more accurate proportions, still.
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NTamura Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
You are welcome! Nice drawing... looks so natural, good work!
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DinosaurianDude Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Sooooo, thank you for inspiring Eurwentala so she could inspire me!:D
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NTamura Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
You are welcome! :)
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