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Nyctosaurus sp by jconway Nyctosaurus sp by jconway
For those who don't know, this is the rather spectacular crested Nyctosaurus--a medium-sized pterosaur from the Late Cretaceous.

I did picture of this pair a few years back [link] where I put sails on them, to go with the skim-sailing hypothesis that was so hot right then. It's not so hot right now, so this is an un-sailed version (which is based on an old painting I did at the same time, but never uploaded anywhere). I've extended the rear-facing prong somewhat, as it seems there were extra bits that weren't obvious in the original description.
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crotalusmolossus Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Heartbroken that this print isn't available! Any other places to get it?
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StuartJMurray Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
I have this one on my wall :) Beautiful
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greeni-studio Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
:) Hey cool composition! I love the graphic shape.
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stormwrought Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
This is my favorite dinosaur. Bravo to the smooth forms and how it looks so old.
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JohnFaa Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Student Writer
Its not a dinosaur, its a pterosaur.
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cybernation Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
beautifull
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Michelle56 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! YAY Pterosaurs!
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briankroesch Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I read that it may have rarely ever landed due to lacking an extra claw that could help it climb around on land. I wonder then, now how could these animals have slept?
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