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Pterosaurs a la Newman
Raymond Ancog wrote:
>> Last year I came across a picture depicting pterosaurs as reptilian bats,
>> complete with huge, gleaming eyes and pointy ears.
Dann Pigdon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>"The illustrated encyclopaedia of pterosaurs" by Peter Wellnhofer.
>It says the image was by Edward Newman, 1843. Apparently he thought
>that pterosaurs were warm-blooded and covered in fur, so he
>reconstructed them as marsupials. Not far off the mark too (except
>for that whole marsupial thing).
For anyone interested, this is reproduced in _The Hot-Blooded Dinosaurs_,
Desmond 1975 -- should be pretty easy to get a hold of.
Jeffrey Willson <email@example.com>