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Caiuajara

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Don't worry Brazil, you lost the FIFA World Cup but therefore you have tapejarids! Sounds like a good deal to me. 
Here a quick (40 min) watercolor/drawing of Caiuajara dobruskii in flight and as a portrait. This new pterosaur, with up to 2,4 m wingspan, was discovered as a swarm, 47 individuals are uncovered so far, with juveniles and adults alike. The fossils were found in an interdunal lake deposit (lake within a desert) which souds for me like a good place to lay your eggs as a pterosaur (warm sand, water and food, not much large predators...)
PLOS ONE paper:www.plosone.org/article/info%3…  
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TAPEJARIDS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>win fifa
angaturama2's avatar
I am from Brazil and Germany can have the cup, this guys is the real point!
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
There is the possibility that we get a tapejarid too...
PaleoAustin's avatar
Any idea how so many pterosaurs could have died at once in the same place? Lovely work by the way :D
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
I read somewhere about a theory but can't remember... look at the paper?
TheMightyBrachiosaur's avatar
Do you mind if I use this in a blog post, with proper credit to you? The only other current restoration is shrink wrapped and has an outdated crest.

Anyway, great restoration of my new favorite pterosaur.... and thanks for the reminder to check Plos One more often...
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
It would be a honor, send me link when finished =)
vasix's avatar
This looks like the Walking with Dinosaurs tapejarid!
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
Tupandactylus navigens, yes it's similar in some aspects :nod:
vasix's avatar
How things happen, eh?
Xiphactinus's avatar
Wonderful job! Very realistic, in my opinion, the texture of the head crest.
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Kazuma27's avatar
Love the way you restored the skin blending with the beak and crest!
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
Thanks, the official artwork looked a bit too outdated to me so I couldn't resist to try it myself =) 
DinoBirdMan's avatar
Those fantastic new pterosaur fossil that ever find!:)
rplrodrigo's avatar
Stunning work my friend! :D and about the cup, sounds a good deal, but certainly would be better if they were alive now :)
herofan135's avatar
Very beautiful, love the details and your use of colors!
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