There’s a giant pterosaur in my front yard!!

Figure 1. The simple house with the blacktop front yard. The mural is hard to see from this angle.

Figure 1. The simple house in Collinsvilled, IL, USA with the blacktop front yard. The mural is hard to see from this angle.

Figure 2. Better angle on the major portion of the Nyctosaurus mural. Missing parts are added in blue.

Figure 2. Better angle on the major portion of the Nyctosaurus mural. Missing parts are added in blue.

A month ago
I moved into a Collinsville, IL, USA house with a 6-car parking lot instead of front yard. Not sure what overtook me, but with a little spare time, a lot of driveway sealer and a can of paint, I added a 30×50 foot Nyctosaurus, the Nebraska specimen (UNSM 93000, Fig. 3) described by Gregory Brown. Missing parts imagined in blue. I’ll need a drone to take a better picture of it. This might be the start of a more elaborate image. Ah, the simple life, with a bit of flair. First pterosaur I’ve painted with a brush in a few decades, I think…

Figure 1. The UNSM specimen of Nyctosaurus, the only one for which we are sure it had only three wing phalanges.

Figure 3. The UNSM specimen of Nyctosaurus, the only one for which we are sure it had only three wing phalanges.

Figure 5. Cast of the UNSM 93000 specimen of Nyctosaurus. Missing parts are modeled here.

Figure 5. Cast of the UNSM 93000 specimen of Nyctosaurus. Missing parts are modeled here.

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