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Flavaalae wellnhoferi by Hyrotrioskjan Flavaalae wellnhoferi by Hyrotrioskjan
During the early Pliocene this species arrive in the skys to dominate the marine ecosystem over the waves, with 7,2 meter wingspan it just need to flap one or two times the hour to glide over dozens of kilometers.
Flavaalae is a missing link between Megaceloxus and Volatiosuchus. The wings are longer, the legs are spreadable to help the animal while landing. The tail is still long, even longer than that of Megaceloxus, but the marks ot the bones suggest that the tail crests increase too.
Flavaalae is known from Venezuela and Sri Lanka.
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Falken02 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
those look more like Pterosaurians
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well, the pterosaurs had some very efficiant sailers, birds too, and their anatomy is all based on the same laws of nature =)
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vasix Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for putting Sri Lanka on the map for dragons,....although this does NOT resemble the makara of Lankan myth and art but who cares? Cool thought :icondragonlaplz:
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
I really thought long about a way how I could trnasform the Makara into an own species but end up with the explanation that it was inspired by several animals (sea serpants, the Buru, elepfants, Ganges Gharial and maybe in some regions the south asian river dolpin)

Flavaalae is a small compensation.
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vasix Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, thanks for the effort :) And in art, the makara is a composition of lion paws, elephant trunk and head, fish or crocodilian body, bird winds, monkey eyes, horse ears and large, pointed teeth. A Flavaalae with a turkey-like dewlap would be pretty weird in any case though...plenty of animals in art and sculpture thay have absolutely no basis in biology, it seems
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Indeed, I also declare some european myth as... still myth, like the griffon or the chimera.
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vasix Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It hink it is wise to leave some myths as myths instead of trying to discover the truth behind everything. Let mysteries be mysteries at times
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes, I want make it different to several other books which just grap all mytical creatures and put them into a scientific context :nod:
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vasix Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would definitely like to see a version of the chimera ;)
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dinosapien Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
It kinda reminds me of the gannet bird :) It's probably the colors lol
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