Pteranodon heralds the flight of the pterosaurs

Those keeping up with events on the blog and elsewhere will know that Mark Witton has long been engaged manufacturing a whole bunch of life-sized pterosaur models and busts for a major exhibit in London as part of the celebrations for the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society. That will formally open tomorrow and I have some nice behind-the-scenes photos lined in as part of this. In the meantime though, here is a non-sneak preview from Portsmouth where Mark is based. I’ll be out of the country while the exhibit is open so on my recent trip to the UK I dropped in to see the models, Mark himself, Darren Naish and other friends and colleagues in Portsmouth. Hanging in the foyer of their department is this rather nice Pteranodon model that used to hang in the galleries of the Natural History Museum in London. It seemed appropriate to use this then as an introduction to the exhibit and wish Mark good luck with the event.

1 Response to “Pteranodon heralds the flight of the pterosaurs”

  1. 1 Zach Miller 25/06/2010 at 7:13 am

    Two things:

    1) Needs beefier arms, generally.

    2) Somebody needs to turn that into a kite.

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