Rhamphorhynchus

Origami, Original Designs

It’s a mouthful, huh? A rhamphorhynchus is a type of pterosaur, like a pteranodon, with a long tail and fairly long neck. If you think of a typical flying dinosaur, the rhamphorhynchus’s neck is about twice or three times as long as that one’s. So, it’s not like a flying giraffe, flailing through the air.

Calling it a dinosaur is incorrect (as is the term “flying dinosaur” above), but a lot of people group pterosaurs in a general, non-sciency term of dinosaurs. Hopefully, I’m not getting on anyone’s nerves when I do that. On the other hand, who puts that many silent h’s in a word?

WKO_002 - RHAMPHORHYNCHUS (101) WKO_002 - RHAMPHORHYNCHUS (102)

WKO_002 - RHAMPHORHYNCHUS (103) WKO_002 - RHAMPHORHYNCHUS (104)

I’m not the most consistent person (just look at my posts’ dates). Whenever I fold this, I tend to do something a bit different. The two above are earlier versions, and the green and black ones each have very different heads. I also thought the neck was a bit long and the body was small and/or undefined.

WKO_002 - RHAMPHORHYNCHUS (112) WKO_002 - RHAMPHORHYNCHUS (111)

WKO_002 - RHAMPHORHYNCHUS (108) WKO_002 - RHAMPHORHYNCHUS (106)

WKO_002 - RHAMPHORHYNCHUS (107) WKO_002 - RHAMPHORHYNCHUS (109)

WKO_002 - RHAMPHORHYNCHUS (115) WKO_002 - RHAMPHORHYNCHUS (113)

These three are more recent. Instead of making them uniform, I played up the individuality in the heads and made the wings unique also. It’s hard to see, but the new black model has swirl eyes similar to the previous black one. The lines in his wings also kind of cascade. The yellow one has eyes like the green one but a head like the black one. It also has more well-defined wings. The red one has peacockish wings and what turned out to be a muppet-like face. They all have shorter necks, which I used to define the separation between neck and body.

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