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For All Yesterdays, John Conway had illustrated a vulture reconstructed with a bat-like flying membrane instead of feathers. Here, I take the opposite stance by whimsically dressing out a pterosaur with bird-like feathers instead of wing membranes. Perhaps future palaeontologists may make the same mistake.

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The recently discovered Torvosaurus gurneyi, one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs known from Europe, in scale with Torvosaurus tanneri, its American relative, and a present-day girl.

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A popular motif in classical mythology is that of Zeus turning into a swan and raping a maiden named Leda in a fit of lust. Here, I imagined the same scenario with the closest animal there was to a “giant swan,” a flying reptile known as Zhejiangopterus. The impossible union has unfortunately resulted in the monster piercing the maiden through the heart.

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A “clobberer,” an omnivorous animal from another planet.
Thinking a lot about “proper” aliens for a while - creatures that have all the trappings of parallel evolution from developing in an Earth-like ecosystem, but all the “contingent” details - such as sense organs, musculature, integument, jaws, etc. as different as possible.

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