Friday, July 12, 2013

More on Rhamphorhynchus biology

Over on his blog, Mark has put up a post about a recent popular science article on Rhamphorhynchus and in particular stuff on feeding and foraging behaviours. It's well worth a read and shows off a nice privately held specimen (that's mummified!) and discusses the undying issue of skim feeding. That's one of those ideas that just doesn't seem to go away no matter how hard it gets hit and Mark dissects the problem once again.

On a related note, the article Mark mentions was produced by Fred Weber for a French magazine. Mark did the art for it and similalry I borrowed to Witton materials for a piece I did with Fred on pterosaur ecology. It's in French (I wrote, he translated) but it does include some nice photos and art and can be downloaded from my site here if anyone is interested (scroll down).