I think discover a new thing…I look at Owen's reconstruction on Dimorphodon...Now have a Question....between skull and claw of Dimorphodon, We see a small skull with mammals teeth...Do you see this skull?
DeaddoFeatured By OwnerJan 8, 2012Student General Artist
this is an AWESOME creature... I like how it doesn't have to have scales, horns, fangs, a tail, or to overcompensate in any way to be just as fascinating... in fact, it's the strange lack of features that gives this such an eerie humanness... creepy, but fascinating. I want to meet one, LOL.
even when looking at illustrations of real Azhdarchids, I was astonished by how large their heads were compared to the rest of the body, and how tall they could grow compared to humans. It's hard to believe that they never evolved to super-intelligence :/
I'd assume they'd still use the front paws, like your flightless one. With pterosaur wing design, it should be possible to get manipulative ability and flight out of the same limb (admittedly, not at the same time).
Who knows? Perhaps flying would come to them more naturally - they could be building hot-air balloons and sailplanes with even limited technology. Or perhaps it would assume a more religious element in their culture - dreams of flight could be used for meditation. Also, a brain wired with latent flying instincts could offer a unique world view we cannot really grasp.
As for the "human" look, I realized that expanding the cranium of just about every vertebrate species gives it an inevitably humanoid look.
After adapting to live on the solid ground (and to do it well), it is very possible flight becomes more prominent in religion or spiritual circles than in, let's say, practical inventions. Now just how much influence would that religious view of flight might have, holds the key. After all, to achieve artificial flight, requires decades if not centuries of research and scrutinizing. Maybe they build flying machines much later than we did (in a relative historical perspective) but build them much safer and much more efficient.
"Human" look is after all relative, since it's only in the eye of the beholder.
now this is where i wish i had knowledge in palentology. maybe the climate got to a point where pycnofibrils were uneccessary? (what are they exactly- google has given me terminology far beyond my scope of understanding ?)
Ya know, seeing this again makes me wonder about the rest of this creatures world, and how strange it must truly be ! I can only imagine other pterosaur species doning truly outrageous head-crests, skin flaps, colorations...goodness, they must all look like pterosaurian Lady GaGa's
GaGa is amazing, and she's inspired me a lot, in several ways ! As for this critter's world , what can we expect, will it be expanded, or are they just ideas to lay forever in your mind (and if you can, please divulge any ideas )
Oh! I was just thinking about you these days. Good to see you're still around I can't leave smart comments like all the other people who comment here but I do enjoy the weird uniqueness of what you submit.