Another incredible YouTube video from animator Dane Pavitt!
Click below to view both of them.
I’m just nit-picking here…
In Dane Pavitt’s Pteranodon scene just a tweak or two is necessary to match the otherwise excellent presented data. Elongate those metacarpals and elevate that stance, as shown by the added Pteranodon data (Fig. 2). The small medial fingers, alas, could not contact the substrate (given available data), but this is one instance in which, perhaps, the big wing finger could. More likely Pteranodon was bipedal, only resting on its big wings.
pterosaurs were bipeds originally and often. Typically pterosaur beach-combers and waders made quadrupedal tracks. They had different proportions. We have bipedal tracks for the germanodactylid ancestors of Pteranodon.
Earlier (March 2016) Dane Pavitt premiered
an incredible march of dinosaurs video (click to view below) now with 17+ million views.
I’m delighted to see these videos
continuing and expanding in action and scope a concept presented in book form over 30 years ago (Peters 1986). I wonder if Dane Pavitt had a copy as a child.
Peters D 1986. Giants of Land, Sea & Air – Past & Present. A. Knopf. Click here to view.