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Moganopterus

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Short rest from the german jurassic

Last year a new and bizarre pterosaur genus was published from the early cretaceous of China. Moganopterus was first thought to be a boreopterid but Witton 2013 shows that it's more likely a large ctenochasmid (here misspelled as Morganopterus). There are already a few reconstructions but None of them was satisfying to me.
Moganopterus is only known by a skull (950 mm long) and a few cervical vertebrates. These vertebrates are pretty elongated. So to reconstruct the rest of the animal I used roughly the bauplan of Pterodaustro, another longnecked ctenochasmid. Additional I speculate about the soft tissues of Moganopterus and add a ceratinous crest, similar to that of Pterodactylus or Ctenochasma.
Another difference is the size. Lü, Pu et al. (2012) suggest a wingspan of 7 meters but my Moganpterus reach only 4 meter, wich is similar to the estimated wingspan of Mark Witton (4,2m).
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Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
Haha, the wings look this way just in folded state =D 
TheDubstepAddict's avatar
Ich dachte er wäre um EINIGES größer! War der echt nich riesiger?
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
In Sachen Spannweite hat man sich in der Originalbeschreibung ordentlich verschätzt, unabhängig von mir haben auch Mark Witton und Jaime Headden das bestätigt.
TheDubstepAddict's avatar
Ok danke. Sieht übrigens perfekt aus.
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
Danke, die neue Version ist noch etwas weiter: www.pteros.com/pterosaurs/moga…
Gabriel-Martin-Sourd's avatar
Look thier head like Goofy XP
vasix's avatar
Oh my god, that is a skinny, skinny thing
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
next version is better... but I can't show yet.
vasix's avatar
Ooohhh....waiting, waiting...
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Barackobamasaurus's avatar
Weird animal and beautiful painting!And for me it for some reason resembles the swan.
archeoraptor38's avatar
is very similar to azharquids
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
I a few ways, yes =)
Decepticonica's avatar
Alway loved your paleoart. Have you ever considered illustrating for books? Or concept art for film?
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
Well, I'm working on a book about Dragons, and waiting every day for a call of someone who Needs me for a film =D
Decepticonica's avatar
What about independent film? Some friends of mine at ressurexstudios.deviantart.com could use some of your work. Would you consider anything along those lines
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
I have problems with such projects =)
DeinonychusEmpire's avatar
What a bizarre animal. It's so cool!
Teratophoneus's avatar
wunderschön, ein echt tolles tier,muss unbedingt auch nochmal einen machen
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