By George, I think I've done it! After 6 years of constantly reworking my idea of the anatomy of Pernese dragons, I have FINALLY settled on something I am 100% satisfied with.
If it weren't for their massive body size and relatively small wings, I think this could biologically function as a flying animal. But then, that's why they have telekinesis
If you're wondering what the lines are across the wings, those are the batten ribs. They add strength and stability to the wing membrane.
Dissecting a rotisserie chicken REALLY helped me understand the anatomy of a bird's flight system, and I incorporated much of that into this. I also used a lot of reference from the Atlas of Animal Anatomy, especially of the Lion for the dragon's forelimb, as well as the Atlas of Pern for reference of the batten ribs of the wing.
Copyright of Anne McCaffrey for Pern and its dragons.
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