Critter of the Week: Rhamphorhynchus

Meet Ron. He’s the flying ace.  He’ll swoop from the sky, dive into the water, and swim anywhere for a shiny fish. 🙂


Rrr- just how do you pronounce that?  I wasn’t 100% sure on that myself, so I looked it up on Youtube…

There, mystery solved. 🙂  I wonder if there’s one for all the really hard paleo-critter names out there.  I may have to include something like this from now on until I figure out a better system.

Oh, and before you ask, yes, there is evidence that pterosaurs can swim. 🙂 Ron here seems to spend most of his time in water, which might be why we have so many perfect fossils of this little guy. 🙂

He’s fast though.  It took a whole bucket of fish to entice him to come over for a quick chat.

And there he goes!  Ah well, if you want to know more about these guys, I know a pretty awesome blog post written by the great pterosaur expert, Mark Witton.  It has lots of pretty pictures too!

Making progress…

Drumroll please…

Caught on Critter Cam! Dippy vs. Ball is published!

It’s now a little ebook on Amazon for $1.99.  Published right at the end of January, as planned. 😀


$1.99 is the lowest price I could make it until I can figure out how everyone is pricing their books for 99 cents.  So if anyone has any ideas how to do that, I’m all ears. 🙂

If you like what you see and want to help me out, I would be absolutely over the moon if you jogged over to Amazon and bought a copy. 😉

You’ll find that I left a link for the free, printable Critter Cards within the pages.  My special thank you for spending a little time with me (and extra special thank you for leaving an Amazon review).

Next steps:

  • finishing the updated homepage illustration
  • finishing the storyboard for the picture book
  • get Dippy vs. Ball ready for a printed copy, with more illustrations, Dippy’s silly game against the ball, and bonus research pages. 😀

Coming Next Week…

He looks tough, but once you get to know him he’s loyal to the core…and more of a softie really. 🙂

Share your guess in the comments! He’s one of the critters over on the critter page. 🙂

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