Ambitious intentions _ 1st project is the Bird People
Not to lead anybody astray you know.
Lucked into this amazing book with PICTURES of, are you ready, BONES.
okay, actually they are drawings, very well done works of art in themselves of Skeletons ... done by somebody who actually knows what a skeleton is.
The book is called The Resurrectionist [NOT to be confused with The Resurrection] and the cover art is of a humanoid with wings in what appears to be a very logical place. NOT popping out of the back like a bird's.
Possible critters I can choose from:
These being rather extinct critters there are of course, no coloured finished photos of them however Harpy Erinyes looks rather interesting. Lots of plates. Male and Female innards even, fetus and egg ... as in the egg that gets laid for the fetus to hatch out of.
Conceivably hunted to extinction is the Centaurus Caballus. The mane [nothing fantastic here] runs down the humanoid's back to his rump which happens to be the horse part's withers. Looks like a rather painful skeleton. Horse type tail.
Horse with Wings!!!! The wings come out near the top of the withers.
Canes Hades --- dog like creature with 3 similar heads and a serpent type tail. A pack of real specimens was found. Some had 2 or 3 heads and one of them had 6.
... interesting reading for sure.
............... edit to add .... and it's a book of fiction! Found a link here: click here [hope nobody was surprized by that, however the artwork is amazing none the less]