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Survivor by Thobewill
Survivor
The azhdarchid survivor of the K-T extinction event, and the common ancestor of the neoazhdarchids, pictured here next to the corpse of its larger relatives of the skies. It and creatures like it live on islands throughout the Americas and Europe. It has limited aquatic abilities and is omnivorous. It is a hardy survivor with limited nutritional needs. It would spread and give rise to the dominant megafauna of the cenozoic. 

This K-T extinction event killed different species than in OTL. Why some species survived OTL and others didn't may have just come down to blind luck. The enantiornithines survived in greater numbers than their neoornithine cousins. Due to their restricted flight ability though, they would be outcompeted in the sky and become a vital part of the Cenozoic terrestrial fauna, diversifying just as the neoazhdarchids did

Mammals were hit harder than in OTL and, while still there, would not play as big of a role as in our world. They would still be relegated to burrows as archosaurs--birds, pterosaurs, and crocodylians, once more dominated the earth.
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Lycopterus romulii by Thobewill
Lycopterus romulii

Lycopterus romulii is a late-Pleistocene neoazhdarchid endemic to southern Europe, particularly the Italian Peninsula. It evolved from similar species which moved up from the south when the glaciers retreated 12,000 years ago. It is a fierce carnivore, galloping with terrifying speed after its prey. It has sharp beak serrations which it uses to grab hold of its prey while it uses its highly-derived blade-like wing finger to finish the kill. It is a social, intelligent creature capable of coordinating advanced ambush strategies with a  variety of chirps and hoots.

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Collumnopterus by Thobewill
Collumnopterus

Collumnopterus is the largest of many genuses of large, browsing neoazhdarchids from Pleistocene Africa, Europe, and Asia. Ranging from 6 to 12 meters tall, not counting the crest, approaching the sauropods of old in height. Pictured here is Collumnopterus parasauropoda, the largest species, from Europe. It went extinct  during the most recent ice age when the forests retreated south, but other species and similar genuses continued on until the present day.

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Rhino by Thobewill
Rhino
A large Pleistocene neoazhdarchid which superficially resembles a rhino due to its thick, grey skin. It browses on mid-and-low-level trees and shrubs as well as eating fruits and grasses. Neoazhdarchids, despite having lost most of the characteristics that identify them as pterosaurs, still possess the staggering variety of head crests typical to the group. 
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I love dinosaurs, especially Maniraptors
On Friday, I'm going to Munich! I'm gonna spend a month and a half living with a host family and taking intensive language courses 5 days a week. I'm super excited!

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Dragonith Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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            May it be a wonderful day, with more to follow! 
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