David Hone’s Darwinopterus

Last time he was around here, David Hone inspired me to do this restoration of Darwinopterus, and I have done it to his specifications (it is in the act of landing on the tree). Based on beautifully preserved material,  the combination of characters is quite unusual, like a Rhamphorhynchus and a Pterodactylus fused in one… yet another perfect evolutionary transitional form! For more details see this article in Tetrapod Zoology: http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2009/10/14/darwinopterus-transitional/

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7 Responses to David Hone’s Darwinopterus

  1. Pingback: My very own Darwinopterus « Dave Hone's Archosaur Musings

  2. David Hone says:

    It’s beautiful Luis, thank you. You give me too much credit, but it’s lovely to see this done and it’s about time we had more landing pterosaurs! 😀

    • luisvrey says:

      I don’t think is too much credit David… you have done more for divulgation of pterosaur science than many an expert these days! There’s nothing like having great communication skills!

  3. Kilian Hekhuis says:

    Beautiful as ever! But eehh… who was handling the chain saw that cut of those branches? 🙂

    • luisvrey says:

      Ha ha… don’t say I don’t have a sense of humour… I liked the previous tree but to avoid confusion, I have done some changes: see if this suits you better!

      • Kilian Hekhuis says:

        Yeah, this one’s better, also because of the lovely canopy 🙂

  4. Pingback: Darwinopterus redux « Dave Hone's Archosaur Musings

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