A male Tupandactylus imperator soars throught the Mesozoic skies.
Tupandactylus ("Tupan finger", referencing the Tupi people's thunder god and thus can be also interpreted as "thundergod finger") was a medium to large sized pterosaur that lived about 112 million years ago in Brazil, in the area now known as the Crato Formation. This genus of pterosaurs contained two species characterized by large headcrests composed by both bone and soft tissue, of which T. imperator had the larger and more dramatic crest. These head ornaments probably were used as a display structure that aided in communication, species recognition and mating. As for its diet, Tupandactylus had a powerful deep beak that was well suited for crushing, which has been interpreted as an adaptation for eating hard fruit and seeds or as a sign of a carnivorous diet that included shelled animals; though it was most likely a generalist, eating whatever food sources were avaliable on the ground. Its wingspan was of about 5 metres when fully grown.
I've been uploading drawings I had finished at the very least last week but only had the chance to scan until now. To change that, I wanted to show this thing I finished today.