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Pterodaustro guinazui by King-Edmarka Pterodaustro guinazui by King-Edmarka
A Ctenochasmatid pterosaur with a 2.5 meter (8.20 foot) wingspan. It was a filter feeder that has often been compared to flamingos.  Robert Bakker suggested that Pterodaustro might have had a pink hue similar to flamingos due in part to the shrimp it might have eaten, however recent studies show that only neoaves can sequester carotenoids for use as a pigment in the feathers rather than just the skin or beak, and even then they require to enhance it with structural colors, so a pink hue for any pterosaur seems extremely unlikely. It's feet are rather large (which can't be seen here) and they may have possibly been covered in webbing. Many Pterodaustro individuals have been found from embryo to adult. It has been found in the San Luis Province of Patagonia, Argentina.

The color I based off of Mark P. Witton's depiction of the animal, and I'm pretty satisfied with how it came out. ;)
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acepredator Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
I'm guessing the pink areas are where the integument structure can actually reflect pink?
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King-Edmarka Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I based the color scheme here off of a restoration done by Mark Witton.  I'm guessing yes.  
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sagittariussigner Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist
I like the way that you draw this pterosaur.
This is believed that pterosaurs had, more likely, limited colors on their pyro fibres when compared with modern birds or maniraptorians.
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King-Edmarka Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks again! 

I based the color off of a depiction by Mark P. Witton, who wrote and illustrated the book "Pterosaurs".
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sagittariussigner Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist
Great book about pterosaurs.
How think the researches done by a certain david Peters ?
According the blog Tetrapods zoology, he is actually a graphist rather than a "real extinct animal specialist" and his pterosaurs looks highly inaccurate.
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King-Edmarka Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, never trust David Peters....
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sagittariussigner Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist
or never trust on Dino fantards, ( persons who are really into pop-culture dinosaurs or usually complains the dinosaurs stuff (such as feathered vs featherless) for biased reasons. Or they say that their favorite dinosaurs are better than the more popular ones.)
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King-Edmarka Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly.
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Tote-Meistarinn Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks great. By the way, did you know that this pterosaur is now thought to have been nocturnal?
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King-Edmarka Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really?  Interesting.  Is there a paper or anything that talks about it's nocturnal habits?
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Tote-Meistarinn Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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TarbosaurusBatar Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I liked the flamingo ones, despite the inaccuracy. However, this is very good coloring and reminds me a lot of Mark P. Witton's version.
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King-Edmarka Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The flamingo ones were nice to see, but they did get a little too common.  And it just so happens that I based the color off of Mark P. Witton's version! :D
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TarbosaurusBatar Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that, I just noted the resemblance of it. And yes, the flamingo ones were common, but I grew up with them.
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King-Edmarka Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I gotta say, my favorite pterosaur rendition that he did was Pterodactylus.  It makes me think of what the earliest paleontologists would think if they saw that.
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TarbosaurusBatar Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They were semi right about it having fur. It was pretty logical to compare them to fruit bats, as they are the closest things that possibly looked like it.
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King-Edmarka Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that was a really good observation. :nod:
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TarbosaurusBatar Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
On a slightly related note, wouldn't it be pretty funny if David Peters was actually right all along?
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King-Edmarka Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well....Yeah I guess it would be crazy.......really crazy...
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great, that this Pterodaustro is up to date! I hate those incorrect mainstream pnk ones! :D
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King-Edmarka Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you my friend! :D Yeah, the pink ones always seemed unlikely to me....
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Unlikely, ridiculous and ugly! :D
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Unarla Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How on Earth did you do this so quick and still make it look amazing!!!Clap :o (Eek) 
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King-Edmarka Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, couldn't tell ya! :D Thank you so much!
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Unarla Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are more than welcome:D (Big Grin) 
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bhut Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Whoa, it looks really amazing!
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King-Edmarka Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks my friend! :D
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bhut Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
You're welcome!
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QueenSerenity2012 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Looking very cool! I love it!
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King-Edmarka Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you much! :)
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QueenSerenity2012 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
You're welcome!
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King-Edmarka Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D :bow:
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Martiitram Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Nice drawing!
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