Sunday, 6 July 2008

Art #5: Eudimorphodon

"Eudimorphodon" by Hattie Hassan (my mum)
Coloured pencil sketch, June 2008
Adapted from Luis Rey's illustrations in Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-To-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages

Eudimorphodon ranzii Zambelli, 1973
Campylognathoididae; Rhamphorhynchoidea; Pterosauria; Sauropsida; Chordata
From Late Triassic Italy

A quick sketch of a pterosaur. I left my book, paper and pencils out and Mum drew her own and gives her permission to put it on my blog!

On a scientific note, Eudimorphodon is one of the earliest pterosaurs (more commonly, but erroneously known as "pterodactyls"), the flying reptiles that accompanied dinosaurs throughout the Mesozoic that came in an amazing array of forms and sizes, from sparrow-sized up to that of a small plane! Eudimorphodon, however, had a wingspan of only about a metre.

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