palaeo, painting, pterosaurs, solnhofen, germany, europe, jurassic, life-sized

Life-Sized Pterodactylus

Pterodactylus was a little pterosaur that lived in Germany during the Late Jurassic, about 145 million years ago. It is known from several excellent fossils, which include soft-tissue impressions of it fur, wings, and crest. It is also a very pretty little animal.

The print of this painting is life-sized, and goes very nicely with the Life-Sized Compsognathus, which was from the same time and place.