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swirlix:

ok so im a big ass nerd and i’m thinking about what dragons might be like in Real Life
i super love archosaurian dragons, but i was thinking about the fun “four legs one pair of wings” hexapod kinda dragon.
it would be a sarcopterygian, a sister group of tetrapods. i figured that the pectoral fins, which developed into the forelimbs of tetrapods, could develop into the wings in dragons instead. the pelvic fins would develop into forelimbs, and maybe the second dorsal fin and the anal fin would shift to a horizontal alignment instead of vertical. here’s a cool coelacanth diagram

so this fishie used its wingy fins to jump and glide above the surface to idk eat flying bugs and evade underwater predators i guess. its other fins were used maybe to help steer and also to land and drag itself back into the water if it jumped too far.
eventually it spent so much time gliding out of the water and dragging itself around with its fins that its descendants started wandering around on land too and thus grew leggies. and wingies.
later forms would have the four legs one pair of wings arrangement and of course become adapted for powered flight. dragons arose from this, and something resembling gryphons could be part of this group too.
later on in their evolutionary lifespan flightless forms could appear, some maybe retaining the extra pair of limbs for some other function, and some just kinda losing them altogether, and some maybe even losing all their legs and turning into notsnakes. some would also return to the water and be cool sea serpents! 
it sounds plausible to me but i need to research more about sarcopterygians and early tetrapod evolution and figure out how to actually draw reasonable intermediate stages of evolution in this group so that i can draw reasonable dragons and things based off this because now im really excited about it. wow im gay bye

swirlix:

ok so im a big ass nerd and i’m thinking about what dragons might be like in Real Life

i super love archosaurian dragons, but i was thinking about the fun “four legs one pair of wings” hexapod kinda dragon.

it would be a sarcopterygian, a sister group of tetrapods. i figured that the pectoral fins, which developed into the forelimbs of tetrapods, could develop into the wings in dragons instead. the pelvic fins would develop into forelimbs, and maybe the second dorsal fin and the anal fin would shift to a horizontal alignment instead of vertical. here’s a cool coelacanth diagram

so this fishie used its wingy fins to jump and glide above the surface to idk eat flying bugs and evade underwater predators i guess. its other fins were used maybe to help steer and also to land and drag itself back into the water if it jumped too far.

eventually it spent so much time gliding out of the water and dragging itself around with its fins that its descendants started wandering around on land too and thus grew leggies. and wingies.

later forms would have the four legs one pair of wings arrangement and of course become adapted for powered flight. dragons arose from this, and something resembling gryphons could be part of this group too.

later on in their evolutionary lifespan flightless forms could appear, some maybe retaining the extra pair of limbs for some other function, and some just kinda losing them altogether, and some maybe even losing all their legs and turning into notsnakes. some would also return to the water and be cool sea serpents! 

it sounds plausible to me but i need to research more about sarcopterygians and early tetrapod evolution and figure out how to actually draw reasonable intermediate stages of evolution in this group so that i can draw reasonable dragons and things based off this because now im really excited about it. wow im gay bye

(Source: sailoruranus, via prehistoric-birds)

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margalot:

Alisia Dragoon

I made the painting as a birthday gift for my hubbs!  He has the cartridge but not the box, so he took it and designed a slip cover with it.  Pretty cool, huh?

I’ve never played this game, but I like girls with dragon friends, so it was a lot of fun to make.  I’m also realizing that I only draw derpy dragons.  Alizia Dragoon everybody!  And super happy birthday to my awesome husband! (Ya’ll missed it all ready; it was July1st)

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