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All Yesterdays pterosaurs

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Do you know this feeling when your head is full of ideas but you have not the time to realize them all, and even your sketchbook can't help you.
Damn All Yesterdays, what have you done with me.

Here you see two ideas for possible pterosaurs behavoirs:

1. A Raeticodactylus/Caviramus sitting on a bough and spear a primtive frog (Czatkobatrachus) on a branch/thorn for later. The concept was suggested by :iconkingovrats: and it's absolutely worthy a realisation.

2. Perhaps you wouldn't recognize it immediately but this is a part of the back of an titanosaur (Maybe Dongbeititan?). Since I knew that some sauropods have osteoderms I wonder what they could be used for. The calcium storage idea was very interesting and I think they are not completly useless for defensive. Here I speculate that small pterosaurs (in this case Nemicolopterus) use the osteoderms as platforms for their nests, build by clay, saliva and excrements. No bigger animal today have such osteoderms what makes it impossible to proof my idea. But when some sauropds, like modern giraffs, standing in sleep, and when the incubation of the pterosaurs is short enough, it would be a perfect place to rice babys. Most predators wouldn't try to reach the back of this titans and because of the constantly moving nesting ground there is no risk to overextend the food sources.
In addition the sauropod would be warned of bigger predators and parasites are no longer a problem.
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The top one is one of my favourites of yours. So amazing.
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Thanks :lol:
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You welcome. Thanks for replying.
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This is epic, realistic and cute
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=D
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TheDubstepAddictHobbyist Traditional Artist
sehr gut gelungen. hab ganz vergessen dass du deutsch bist sry i don't know 
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=D
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Der Frosch tut mir leid u.u
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Wieso? Alles gaaaanz natürlich :3
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Ein Kamikazejumper
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VERY GOOD . :D (Big Grin) 
IT IS VERY GOOD!!!:)
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Thanks :lol:
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HelixdudeHobbyist Traditional Artist
I freaking LOVE the idea of small animals nesting on the back of sauropods! Maybe whole ecosystems lived on the backs?
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=)
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Doesn't Caviramus also have a fairly large soft tissue crest attached to the bony one?
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This is not known, it could be but there is no direct evidence for this =)
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No but it was inferred by mark witton

“The large soft-tissue crest shown here is not entirely known from fossils, but inferred to exist based on the bone texture of the bony crest components.”

Excerpt From: Mark P. Witton. “Pterosaurs.” Princeton University Press, 2013.
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So awesome. Just so awesome. I love the Caviranus color scheme. He reminds me of the Leonopteryx from Avatar. And the Nemicolopterus...OMG I wan't one as a pet SO bad. Love this, it's awesome bro.
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Thank you very much :hug:
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You're Welcolme I am a dummy! 
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Soooo cute in the top panel Meow :3 
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Thanks =D
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You're welcome :D
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May I use the nesting-on-sauropods idea for my novel? I was planning to have the civilised unenlagiines complain about their ancestors exterminating most of the interesting megafauna, including all the titanosaurs - it'd make it even sadder if the subfossil titanosaurs were covered in subfossil adorable mini-azdarchids.
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