‘Ramphorynchus restored’ Unknown artist
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Side view reconstruction of a specimen of the extinct flying reptile Rhamphorhynchus, shown with trace fossil footprints and tail tracks.
Figure 119 from p.259 of the book The world before the deluge, by Louis Figuier, newly edited and revised by H. W. Bristow (Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, London, 1872).
Figure not signed. The image is numbered and captioned below: ‘Fig 119. – Ramphorynchus restored. One-quarter natural size.’
The accompanying text (p.190) states: ‘Another reptile allied to the Pterodactyle lived in this epoch – the Ramphorynchus, distinguished from the Pterodactyle by a long tail. The imprints which this curious animal had left upon the sandstone of the period are impressions of its feet and the linear furrow made by its tail.’
- Image reference: RS-19917
- ©The Royal Society
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