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Nyctosaurus crest by paleopeter Nyctosaurus crest by paleopeter

Nyctosaurus. Species: N. gracilis, N. nanus, N. lamegoi, N. bonner? Meaning of name: Night lizard.
Kansas, USA & Brazil? Santonian to Masstrichtian stages of the late Cretaceous. Classification: Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea, Ornithocheiroidea. Wingspan: 2m. Lifestyle: Piscivore.

 

 

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CyberCorn-Entropic Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Bizarre some of the things that developed.  I'd think there was possibly a membrane of some sort strung between the prongs and possibly the back, but that would be a pteror to fly with.
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paleopeter Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

It’s tempting to think there was a colourful membrane; it might turn up in the fossil record. When I first saw this crest I couldn’t believe it or the size of Quetzalcoatlus that’s why I love palaeontology! 

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doomroar76 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
To think that it was able to fly with such a thing on it head, it looks so counter intuitive.
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paleopeter Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Only males had crests this big (apparently size matters)  :) (Smile) 

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