Preliminary Clay Musculature


Preliminary musculature of Anhanguera piscator, to work out the shape and body size of the animal.


This initial model served to flesh-out the forelimb muscles.  The hindlimb is merely bulked-in.

The limbs and external muscles were left out on the right side of the body to provide the minimal envelope the mechanics of the replica will fit inside.


Although the pterosaur has an eighteen foot (5.5.metre) wingspan, it's body is surprisingly small.


The bulk of the upper arm compared to the torso is particularly apparent.


The large pectoralis muscle (the main depressor of the wing) Can be seen running to the animal's sternum from under the wing.

 

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