Monthly Archives: August 2012

A pterosaur skeleton

Tibiae and feet

Femora

Wing tip: third and fourth phalanges of the fourth finger (wing)

Wing tip: second phalanx of the fourth finger (wing)

Wing tip: first phalanx of the fourth finger (wing)

Hand and three fingers

Carpals (wrist) and pteroid

Radius and ulna (forearm)

Humerus (arm)

Body: tail, pelvis, chest (sternum), coricoid, neck

Body: tail, sacrum, rib-cage, scapulae, neck

Guidraco skull


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Guidraco will travel again!

The Imaginary Pterosaur was invited to participate in an exhibit during an art festival next week (13o. Festival de Artes de Areia, in Areia, PB, Brazil). So, one more time, the skeleton was unassembled. Now it can fit nicely in a small 60x20x25 cm box.

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Improved skull with new mandible

I haven’t finished all the cavities inside the skull, but I fixed the mandible and made the sinus cavities. Next step is to make the brain cavities.

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Guidraco reassembled and improved

Unfortunately I have no space to hang it with the wings wide open. This position is not very realistic, unless pterosaurs swim on the surface of the water 🙂

View of the pelvis

The mandible is not yet correct. It does not really have that closing bone at the end (it should be open, like a “v”). I plan to fix it as soon as I reinforce the skull adding bones inside it near the nose and the eyes.

What a big mouth you have!

A pterosaur’s view

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New feet

I finally had the time to make some decent feet.



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Guidraco unassembled

It is actually made of almost 200 parts, but for transportation it can be separated into 18 parts.

1 – Skull
2 – Body (spine, rib cage, pelvis, tail)
3 – Legs and feet
4 – Humerus (wing)
5 – Radius and ulna (wing)
6 – Carpals and pteroid (wing)
7 – Hand (wing)
8 – First phalanx of fourth finger (wing)
9 – Second phalanx of fourth finger (wing)
10 – Third and fourth phalanges of fourth finger (wing)
11 – Rubber bands and pins to connect the bones

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