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Determining the qualities of a quill based on the qualities of the bird [closed]

Quills made from different birds are noted to be different, but I cannot find information of what factors are behind these quill differences The relevant species is a flightless flamingo-like wader ...
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Does this Non-Hausdorff winged quadruped anatomy actually work? [closed]

The design features two non-contacting 'branches', one for the wings and another for the forelegs The ribcage is roughly avian, and exists on both branches. Attached are a pair of feline-type forelegs ...
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Could a paleopteran without a complete exoskeleton fly?

Unlike most insects, paleopterans have wing muscles that connect directly with the wing. Could this musculature be used to let a soft, maggot-like insect fly? The insect is relatively large (around ...
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Sea serpent evolved into dragon anatomy?

In my story there are scary monstrous sea serpent like creatures of all shapes and sizes. What the people don’t know, is (reverse whale evolution theory) they came to shore and turned into something ...
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How would a 4 winged humanoid/centaur fly?

Okay, i'm working on an OC for a fanfiction/RP i'm doing with a friend. She's a centaur like creature (body shape is closest to a cat, around 5'4 in Hight (if measuring her from her front paws to head)...
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Would angel/demon wings possibly be looking at the real world, translucent/transparent? [closed]

A follow up question to my previous one (about angel's wing maintenance) : In the world I'm creating I wanted there to be this type of "birth defect" or wing abnormality, that caused some if ...
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How would angels maintain their wings, would they even need to?

I'm writing a story about an angel, demon hybrid, and I wanted to know about the required maintenance of Angel wings, or in this case Dangel wings (what I call demon/angel hybrids). Since his wings ...
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Is it effective for a dragon to have a bat-like wing structure with feathers?

To elaborate further, is it possible to fly if a creature has the wing structure of a bat, but instead of membranous skin, they have feathers?
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Would it be possible to genetically engineer wings onto humans? [closed]

This is entirely hypothetical, but there is human gene editing equipment. It is hypothetical because the wings would not work, unless they were ultra-light and the wingspan was 60 feet.
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What is the advantages and disadvantages of a creature capable of splitting sections of their wings apart?

I was trying to make a creature for a fictional dimension that is extremely hot and has many cliffs and difficult to maneuver areas, leading me to the conclusion that flying creatures would be ...
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Can avian and humanoid shoulders be combined in a way that allows flight?

It is easy to put avian and reptilian shoulders on the same frame. Unfortunately, humans are mammals (apes, in fact), not reptiles, and hence our shoulders are very close to our backs, heavily ...
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Would low-mounted wings work for animal flight?

The dragons of my world, like many historical dragon depictions, have their wings attached to the lowest part of the body, similarly to many planes. This is in contrast to all real winged animals, ...
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Might this animal be able to fly?

This animal is a hybrid creature with a strange form that seems incapable of flight They have a streamlined, mammalian head, and the neck is long and flexible like a bird. However, it is much thicker ...
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Using winged-quadruped anatomy for many-winged fliers

There are many depictions of winged quadrupeds (tetrapods with 4 legs and wings as well), such as griffins, dragons, and Pegasus. Often they have a rather plausible-seeming shoulder anatomy Could this ...
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How big would fairies' wings have to be so that they can fly if they are five feet tall?

I have a group of fairies that are under five foot tall, with lightweight bones. I need to know big their wings would have to be. They would be four wings in a dragonfly structure and they need to be ...
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How to explain humans growing wings as a mutation from contact with an unknown object?

Background history Year 2150, humanity is expecting the most devastating winter of all times and they know it 6 months before it happens. Every scientist of every country are trying to develop a ...
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What are the limits of leathery wings?

I want to experiment with alternate realities where pterosaurs continued to evolve or where Ambopteryx was more of a success, but there's a problem. What can't leathery wings do? Are they waterproof? ...
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