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A day in italy by Hyrotrioskjan A day in italy by Hyrotrioskjan
We know so many species from the oceans, deserts, swamps, lowlands and forests of the mesozoic age, but what about the mountains? It's not the first time I'm asking that question myself but this time I searched for answers.
Azhdarchids: They are one of a few pterosaur familys which are known from the inland. Where did this animals nest? two options came into my mind.
1. they nest on the ground.
2. they nest on cliffs or in alpine habitats.
Well, you see what I choose here, it's a middle sized diurnal species similar to Zhejiangopterus.
The second animal is a Tethyshadros, known from a perfectly preserved fossil from italy. I notice that the beak of this species looks better for an selective diet, but the extremaly long Ischium suggest a longer digestive tract for masses of stodgy food. I speculate that this animals lived not only in the lowlands of it's island habitat but also in the still young alps where they pick plant plants from the groung and out of clefts with their strange beak. Another interesting feature are the very slim feed which reminds me of the hooves of chamois.

edit: the dwarfism would be also helpfull in such enviroment.
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Falken02 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Whoaa very nice
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks :lol:
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thedinorocker Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Bravo! From Italy
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :bow:
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Kaijukid23 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
"Hey, up there, is it fun to fly?!"
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes it is :thumbsup:
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SuperCJ Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
The droppings on the nest are a really nice touch, it just seems like something that a lot of artists would have overlooked when doing a piece like this, but it makes it look like an animal actually lives there.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :bow:
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vasix Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried to restore something similar with my own Tethyshadros picture, in fact....autumn with snowcapped mountains, near a stream
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
I remember that pic, very nice colors :nod:
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