azhdarchids

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Non-binary Therizinosaur (“You can only be a herbivorous sauropod or a carnivorous theropod! That’s how it works.”), genderqueer Apatosaurus, asexual Quetzalcoatlus (”You’ve got to be attracted to someone” #batfacts), pansexual Utahraptor (THE MIGHTY GLOWRAPTOR), agender Dakosaurus and trans Kulindadromeus.

To all who see this, I apologize for my inferior floofing capabilities.

For @a-dinosaur-a-day‘s LGBT dinosaurs meme.

Azhdarchids playing in Autumn leaves by Tas on http://tasmagorical.id.au!


There never has been a better take off method! 

If you want to contribute art to the “dinosaurs/prehistoric animals in autumn scenarios” project please go ahead! It’s a loose prompt but it’s a fun kind of reconstruction that hardly ever happens. Either @ me or tag it “autumn dinos” and I’ll try and find it! 

Thanks! 

~ Meig

The pterosaur Zhejiangopterus linhaiensis is in teh dinosaur base, eatin’ the all their dudes. Zhejiangopterus was an azhdarchid pterosaur from China, terrestrially stalking, as was (probably) their wont. I have given it a speculative soft-tissue crest — everything seems to have crests these days.

This composition is largely stolen from a painting by Christain Schloe. And thanks to Mark Witton for the skeletal reference.

P.S. Why is there an eye where the nostril should be? Your answer is in the question fish-bulb, that’s its nostril.

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Quetzalcoatlus, the largest flying animal of all time
Quetzalcoatlus dominated the skies of North America at the end of the Dinosaur Age and flew high over such famous creatures as Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops. As tall as a giraffe, the biggest Quetzalcoatlus species were also the largest of all flying creatures. They were the ultimate in pterosaur evolution.

Quetzalcoatlus, the biggest animal ever to take to the wing, was the ultimate pterosaur. This powerful, lightly built predator could cross continents with a few flaps. 

Image credit: @paleoart

An azhdarchid pterosaur in the snow. (Not any specific species, but mostly based on Quetzalcoatlus nothropi – which hasn’t ever been officially described and could still turn out to be a nomen dubium.)

Azhdarchids were some of the largest flying animals of all time, some the size of a modern giraffe when on the ground. Although their remains are mainly known from tropical and warm-temperate paleoclimates, it’s not much of a stretch to think some of the higher-latitude varieties occasionally encountered snowy conditions.

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Highly speculative bust of that short-necked azhdarchid~