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They Might Be Giants by Qilong They Might Be Giants by Qilong
Chaoyangopterids represents a group relatively close to the origins of Azhdarchidae, and seems to have many azhdarchid features except for the ridiculous necks. Here is shown a composite from most chaoyangopterids, with a skull reconstructed from Shenzhoupterus chaoyangopterus. Grey represents material not really known among any of the chaoyangopterid taxa, which seems odd and focused towards the fore-quarters.

Posture is based on the quad-launch posture of Mike Habib, following analysis by Jim Cunningham, and cooperative work with Mark Witton. There are folks, like Sankar Chatterjee, who disagree with this model, but their argument is so far unsubstantiated. I initially disagreed with Scott on the effective presentation of skeletals in this general manner, but after tracking back through my other postures, I think this one is nice enough as presentations go ... and I sorta support Habib's argument.
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Amethyst2016 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Clap :happybounce: 
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Paleo-reptiles Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
but wrest need to angel!
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Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Like a boss.
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pilsator Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Same here, I like both the band and the skeletal.
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Funny that I was listening to "Birdhouse in Your Soul" when I saw this piece.
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Artist
Like some drawing about the great pterosaur.:)
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Got lost....walking around....

Great band, and a great pterosaur!
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