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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Blog Abandoned

Not really a big surprise, given the update frequency here, but I think I'll declare the blog abandoned. You can follow me on Twitter or Facebook, or visit my new website.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Pteranodon longiceps

The surprisingly pot-bellied Pteranodon longiceps. For a more thorough exploration of aforementioned pot-belliness, check out my post on the Blog.

Bennett, S.C., 1991. Morphology of the Late Cretaceous pterosaur Pterandon and systematics of the Pterodactyloidea. PhD. dissertation, University of Kansas.

Claessens, L.P.A.M., O'Connor, P.M., and Unwin, D.M., 2009. Respiratory Evolution Facilitated the Origin of Pterosaur Flight and Aerial Gigantism. PLoS ONE vol. 4 (2) pp. e4497 Online

Hanson, M., 2008. Pteranodon Skeletals. Online

Paul, G.S., 2002. Dinosaurs of the Air. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I've given up all I stand for...

... you can now subscribe to my website's Twitter feed @jconwaypalaeo.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Dead Velociraptor mongoliensis

This Velociraptor is dead. As, in fact, they all are. Based on Scott Hartman's skeletal

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Tupandactylus imperator

Tupandactylus imperator, a pretty big cretaceous pterosaur, with a crazyinsane head crest of megaepic proportions.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008


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 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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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Nemicolopterus crypticus

Aw, what a tweet liddle tweedy bird! I want to snuglylumphs it all up!

The superb little pterosaur Nemicolopterus crypticus, in the trees, like all the restorations out there (hey, at least I went for something other than a ginko!). Based on my skeletal.

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