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#13 - anon (06/20/2013) [-]
And then you've got researchers that still use the excuse: Dragons couldn't exist, nothing that big can fly.
#14 to #13 - clevergurl (06/21/2013) [-]
unless dragons used bird or pterosaur like wings and not the classic bat wing design and were ultra light, had hollow bones and stored hydrogen in their air bladders along with no armor plating (waaay too heavy) then yes, they were right, but even then the biggest it could be would be around 40-60 feet long *depending on neck and tail length) and at the most 800 lbs

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User avatar #61 to #14 - tigersstripes (06/21/2013) [-]
I like the middle left one. Thats a nice dragon.
#47 to #14 - trivdiego (06/21/2013) [-]
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User avatar #43 to #14 - motherfuckingkenji (06/21/2013) [-]
I'm pretty sure those are actually wyverns rather than dragons.
Like how the dragons on Skyrim aren't technically dragons, the forelimbs of wyverns are the wings and they usually have a barbed tail with spikes.

I'm probably wrong though.
#80 to #43 - clevergurl (06/21/2013) [-]
No you're right, usually a dragon with only four limbs is considered a "Wyvern"

But These are "biologically feasible", meaning six limbs is a No-no for vertebrates. The so called "classic" dragons you're thinking of could not exist for three reasons, One the pectoral muscles dedicated to flying, and to the actual fore limbs of a hexa-pedal dragon means double the muscle and would place so much mass on the anterior of the torso, take off would be impossible. Two, there are no vertebrates with six true limbs, and thus no source for the second pair of fore limbs to evolve into wings. And three, if a second pair did exist, they would have to attach to the scapula, because there aren't any other solid plate like bones on the dorsal side of a vertebrate skeleton so this would made the movement of the scapula limited and render the front "legs" useless anyways

If a 'classic" dragon did exist it's wings would probably come from a modified, extended rib cage and it would glide more than actually fly

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User avatar #92 to #80 - motherfuckingkenji (06/21/2013) [-]
Correct me using science when I think out loud here.
One: I don't doubt there might be some biological method of having muscle that's so incredibly efficient that it has maybe twice the strength with half the density. Maybe no creatures on this planet, but maybe on another where the common ancestor was totally different.
Two: same thing with the aliens. And I'm sure that even if there's no source for it, something could develop it without something already there. I don't know, I'm pretty much just pulling things out of my ass here.
Three: I know the common thought of dorsal wings shows them attaching there, but maybe they could attach lower on the back? Like, maybe above the hips. It would be some crazy arrangement of muscle down there and it would cause whatever it is to fly quite awkwardly, but it's just a thought. Maybe even somewhere in the middle, like bony plates at the bottom of the rib cage. Actually no, forget that last part, that sounds like a bad idea.

Whatever, I don't know.
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