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Tupandactylus imperator

Tupandactylus imperator scavenges dead animal. I don't know if pterosaurs were scavengers but I think it's an interesting idea and not entirely impossible. Pencil, 2008.
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Xiphactinus's avatar
Looking at this work and previous one, I thought you quite quickly changed your mind about the integument of pterosaurs. :) (Smile) 
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VERY NICE JOB!!!:) (Smile) 
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amorousdino's avatar
Holy shit, that is AWESOME!!! :jawdrop:
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Algoroth's avatar
Seriously weird looking! Coming from me, that's a compliment! :clap:
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Yer welcome! Now feed them Stupendactyluses so they won't come around begging for food!!!!! Messy beasties!
CATtheMinion's avatar
I've missed a lot in the last 10 years... I haven't even heard of this dinosaur :stupidme:
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Actually this animal is not a dinosaur but pterosaur. Pterosaurs are separate group of animals though they are most closely related to dinosaurs.

If you have watched "Walking With Dinosaurs" or other paleo-documentaries then you may have heard of this pterosaur. Few years ago this species was known as Tapejara imperator but it got renamed and separated in its own genus Tupandactylus.
Kassu91's avatar
You're too good...
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Well, a scavenger behavior seems unlikely for this particular pterosaur... But it's a great pic, anyways.
JohnFaa's avatar
Considering that Tapejara was a poorly flier, had strong claws and a weak bite, it was more likely frugivorous than a scavenger. Still, MUCH BETTER than a seabird pterosaur :D
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like the digitigrade stance in the back legs
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Why Tupandactylus whereas it is Tapejara imperator? :?
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Tapejara imperator was renamed to Tupandactylus imperator. Now the only valid Tapejara species is T. wellnhoferi.
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most beaked animals by the sea seem to enjoy some rotten meat now and then, i think its entirely possible

very good picture

the beach looks believable, which is very difficult in works w pencil
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Thank you for the comment. :)
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