A new australian-geographic-video shows scenes featuring brightly feathered theropods (as opposed to those in Jurassic World) and blanket-winged pterosaurs (Fig. 1) without uropatagia. It just goes to show how awkward and un-aerodynamic such a morphology is, despite its promotion by Witton, Hone and others. It reminds me of whacky pre-aviators jumping off barns with makeshift wings.
“The adventure begins when 13-year-old Lucas embarks on the vacation of a lifetime. When disaster strikes, Lucas finds himself stranded in a strange land littered with ghost ships and prehistoric creatures. While searching for other signs of life, Lucas hears a radio broadcast in the distance and is drawn into the jungle, where he encounters a beautiful young girl who claims to have come from the 1950s. Together they set out on a quest to get home, all the while uncovering secrets that will forever change the future.”
Dinos with feathers,
brightly colored feathers, are featured in this movie. It’s a real eye-opener.
the pterosaurs have big, wet blanket, deep chord, attached to the ankles wing membranes. So they are NOT up to date. And it shows (Fig. 1).