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Flavaalae wellnhoferi

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During the early Pliocene this species arrive in the skys to dominate the marine ecosystem over the waves, with 7,2 meter wingspan it just need to flap one or two times the hour to glide over dozens of kilometers.
Flavaalae is a missing link between Megaceloxus and Volatiosuchus. The wings are longer, the legs are spreadable to help the animal while landing. The tail is still long, even longer than that of Megaceloxus, but the marks ot the bones suggest that the tail crests increase too.
Flavaalae is known from Venezuela and Sri Lanka.
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TheDubstepAddict's avatar
Wellnhoferi? Ist Peter Wellnhofer auch Paleodracologe in deinem Projekt?
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Zgerken's avatar
It's got a fairly large range hasn't it!
Zgerken's avatar
Probably a good thing.
Falken02's avatar
those look more like Pterosaurians
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
Well, the pterosaurs had some very efficiant sailers, birds too, and their anatomy is all based on the same laws of nature =)
vasix's avatar
Thanks for putting Sri Lanka on the map for dragons,....although this does NOT resemble the makara of Lankan myth and art but who cares? Cool thought :icondragonlaplz:
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
I really thought long about a way how I could trnasform the Makara into an own species but end up with the explanation that it was inspired by several animals (sea serpants, the Buru, elepfants, Ganges Gharial and maybe in some regions the south asian river dolpin)

Flavaalae is a small compensation.
vasix's avatar
Well, thanks for the effort :) And in art, the makara is a composition of lion paws, elephant trunk and head, fish or crocodilian body, bird winds, monkey eyes, horse ears and large, pointed teeth. A Flavaalae with a turkey-like dewlap would be pretty weird in any case though...plenty of animals in art and sculpture thay have absolutely no basis in biology, it seems
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
Indeed, I also declare some european myth as... still myth, like the griffon or the chimera.
vasix's avatar
It hink it is wise to leave some myths as myths instead of trying to discover the truth behind everything. Let mysteries be mysteries at times
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
Yes, I want make it different to several other books which just grap all mytical creatures and put them into a scientific context :nod:
vasix's avatar
I would definitely like to see a version of the chimera ;)
dinosapien's avatar
It kinda reminds me of the gannet bird :) It's probably the colors lol
ChrisMasna's avatar
Love the tail ^^
Hunter12396's avatar
is this supposed to be a dino? cuz i cant find anything on it
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mattsandwik's avatar
Looks a lot like a reptilian gannet
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