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Moganopterus by Hyrotrioskjan Moganopterus by Hyrotrioskjan
Short rest from the german jurassic

Last year a new and bizarre pterosaur genus was published from the early cretaceous of China. Moganopterus was first thought to be a boreopterid but Witton 2013 shows that it's more likely a large ctenochasmid (here misspelled as Morganopterus). There are already a few reconstructions but None of them was satisfying to me.
Moganopterus is only known by a skull (950 mm long) and a few cervical vertebrates. These vertebrates are pretty elongated. So to reconstruct the rest of the animal I used roughly the bauplan of Pterodaustro, another longnecked ctenochasmid. Additional I speculate about the soft tissues of Moganopterus and add a ceratinous crest, similar to that of Pterodactylus or Ctenochasma.
Another difference is the size. Lü, Pu et al. (2012) suggest a wingspan of 7 meters but my Moganpterus reach only 4 meter, wich is similar to the estimated wingspan of Mark Witton (4,2m).
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paleosir Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm gonna call it katanapterus.
Because it's wings and beak resemble japanese swords.

Awesome animal and artwork
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
Haha, the wings look this way just in folded state =D 
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paleosir Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh okay, I never realized that. thanks
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ich dachte er wäre um EINIGES größer! War der echt nich riesiger?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
In Sachen Spannweite hat man sich in der Originalbeschreibung ordentlich verschätzt, unabhängig von mir haben auch Mark Witton und Jaime Headden das bestätigt.
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok danke. Sieht übrigens perfekt aus.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Professional General Artist
Danke, die neue Version ist noch etwas weiter: www.pteros.com/pterosaurs/moga…
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME!
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Gabriel-Martin-Sourd Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016   Artist
Look thier head like Goofy XP
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god, that is a skinny, skinny thing
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
next version is better... but I can't show yet.
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooohhh....waiting, waiting...
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
and waiting...
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:meow:
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Barackobamasaurus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Weird animal and beautiful painting!And for me it for some reason resembles the swan.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks =D
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archeoraptor38 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
is very similar to azharquids
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
I a few ways, yes =)
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Decepticonica Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Alway loved your paleoart. Have you ever considered illustrating for books? Or concept art for film?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well, I'm working on a book about Dragons, and waiting every day for a call of someone who Needs me for a film =D
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Decepticonica Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
What about independent film? Some friends of mine at ressurexstudios.deviantart.com could use some of your work. Would you consider anything along those lines
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
I have problems with such projects =)
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a bizarre animal. It's so cool!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :lol:
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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
wunderschön, ein echt tolles tier,muss unbedingt auch nochmal einen machen
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional General Artist

Danke =D

Ich bin gespannt auf deine Interpretation

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Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
endlich geschafft :Dfav.me/d6k28x9
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PaleoJoe Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing , I wonder how it could supported that neck.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional General Artist

Thanks =)

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PaleoJoe Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome.

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Evenape Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You have make the rather unnatural feel natural.. love that :)
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much, such things are very important to draw pterosaurs =) 
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Evenape Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're very welcome.. Yes indeed :D
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Leggurm Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nice colours.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =)
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Leggurm Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome.
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Dragonthunders Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
amazing :O
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :bow:
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Drakonial Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
I simply love this animal, and I've never heard of it before. You really know how to introduce someone.

Remind me to call you up when I go to parties!
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha, do that, I'm a master of remembering useless knowledge ;)
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Artist
Nice pterosaur
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =)
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Artist
You're welcome!;)
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a cool creature, love your choice of colours!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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ShinRedDear Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
There is a very Conway-ish feeling in the color scheme and overall silhouette of your pterosaur. I like it a lot and again a taxon I didn't know much about. Keep it up ! :D
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional General Artist

Thank you  :bow:

I see Conway as a new grandmaster of the paleontography and so his style influence me alot :nod: others are Doug Henderson Mark Witton and James Gurney.

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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome! very beautiful!
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks my friend =)
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome!
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