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I heard different opinions about the status of this species, some put it into Coloborhychnus, others see it as a own genus.
But whatever it is it's definitely a interesting possible part of the Bahariya fauna.
While Alanqa was certainly a inhabitant of the swamps and plains of the ancient Egypt, Siroccopteryx/Coloborhynchus was (if it was like it's nearest relatives) a glider and lover of the ocean which maybe only visited the lagoons of Bahariya to feed on carcasses on the beaches. 

The coloration for this guy was inspired by some petrels and in difference to the other parts of this series I colored this drawing mostly with colored pencils. 
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transpaleoartist's avatar
Do you have a blending tool for your colors or not? I'm looking to see if i should get one and your final products are some of the best paleoart Ive seen
Ursumeles's avatar
Das Ding sieht irgendwie unförmig aus:o (Eek) 
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
Pterosaurier, vor allem abgeleitete Pterodactyliden waren auch ausgesprochen unförmig auf den ersten Blick, bei Azhdarchiden
wie Quetzalcoatlus war es sogar noch extremer, dort war der Kopf bis zu 3 Meter lang aber auch 2,5 mal so lang wie der Körper.
Ursumeles's avatar
Diese hatten aber auchen einen längeren Hals und längere Gliedmassen(zumindest auf den ganzen Bildern)
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
Ja das stimmt, Azhdarchiden gehören noch mal zu einem ganz anderen Zweig als die Ornithocheiriden
Hier sieht man die Proportionen ganz gut:…
KaprosuchusDragon's avatar
oh i imagine that guy biting my arm yeeks! Markiplier WTF? 
JokerCarnage5's avatar
Great job. 
I think I have a tooth from one of these in my fossil-collection. 
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Terizinosaurus's avatar
it is fantastic job :)
northafricandinosaur's avatar
i dont tink Siroccopteryx  and Alanqa lived in the bahariya formation , they where discover only in the kem kem beds .

Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
I never said they are from Bahariya, but it's very likely for a fyling animal to roam both habitats
northafricandinosaur's avatar
yeah , like the hatzegopteryx in hatzeg island .
grisador's avatar
Its really hard to believe all of this animal's diet consists only Fish ! :O

Awesome PaleoArtwork anyway :)
JonaGold2000's avatar
Awesome! I really need to know more about pteros, its a disgrace how ignorant i am on pterosaurs.
TheMightyBrachiosaur's avatar
Great as always.

Wouldn't be surprised if some of these guys did venture into the lagoons sometimes, like their Liaoning relatives. Although the conditions are very different. Or perhaps I'm underestimating the derivaty between even close relatives if modern animals are any indication.
BFG8800GTX's avatar
whoa....waitaminnit, the wings look odd. This is the first drawing Ive seen depicting wings folded so deep to the inside of the arms.
vasix's avatar
Siroccopteryx is smaller than I realized...or looks kinda short and  small until it opens out its wings, I guess?
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
Indeed, Ornithocheirids have giant wings!
dinu1999's avatar
Sieht echt toll aus! :D (Big Grin) 
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