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Dissecting Rhamphorhynchus
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Published: March 25, 2009
Okay, so my cat drags in this weird looking bird and I'm all like WTF?? So I decided to cut it up and see what's in its insides. Unfortunately, my camera jammed, so I had to paint the whole thing.
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kingrexy's avatar
kingrexy|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazingly done!
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dilophosaurus65|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can see this happening in "Animal Autopsy" on NatGeo
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munkas02's avatar
munkas02|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's a very nice disecti-shank you have there...
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CJCroen|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I like the backstory for it, too!
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Vitor-Silva's avatar
Perfect! It is so real and believable that I can even feel sorry for the pterosaur.
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Paleo-reptiles's avatar
beautiful Rhamphorhynchus

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OliveTheBreloom|Hobbyist General Artist
Wouldn't that be perfect?

(Great job by the way)
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Eurwentala's avatar
Poor thing. After escaping extinction for 150 million years and successfully impersonating a Ropen to dozens of crazy eyewitnesses, it ends up as a cat's meal. And even that fails.
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Transapient's avatar
How I would love to really dissect a pterosaur! Love it!
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Sierraness23|Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...crazy cool. Looks great!
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batworker's avatar
As zoologist I can say - it's admirable! :)
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lycaenops's avatar
Ooh, if only...
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FablePaint's avatar
FablePaint|Professional Filmographer
OMG! I'm telling PETA on you. They'll sue your cat GOOD!
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Michelle56's avatar
Michelle56|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Instant fav, it is so COOL
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Biarmosuchus's avatar
Fantastic! Excellent work!
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TehFuzzyDuck's avatar
I love the webbed fingers!

You're like the John James Audubon of pterosaurs. Brilliant.
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DinosaurianDude|Hobbyist General Artist
You seem to have good skills with a scalpel, to get the skin of it's wingmembrane:o
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DOTB18's avatar
Shouldn't there be a ribcage in there?
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Dr-XIII| Digital Artist
There was; it was removed during the Dissection.
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BrokenMachine86's avatar
BrokenMachine86|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!! great idea and excellent execution. :)
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pearwood's avatar
pearwood|Hobbyist Photographer
So which paleontology journal is this destined for? :D
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guilmon182|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should make this into one of those interactive dissection things!
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RaptorArts|Professional Artisan Crafter
Absolutely amazing. Love the autopsy art :)
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