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John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fossils discovered in China are providing clues to a species of flying reptile that may have had a jaw pouch for catching and storing food. The pterosaurs lived around 120 million years ago...

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pterosaur Caiuajara dobruskii
2014-08-15 07:08:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers have discovered nearly 50 bones belonging to a new species of winged reptile with a bizarre head crest comparable to a butterfly or a yacht sail, various media outlets reported earlier this week. The new creature, identified as Caiuajara dobruskii, lived in southern Brazil during the Cretaceous period. The remains were discovered in a pterosaur bone bed from an interdunal lake deposit from an ancient desert, and it...

2006-08-29 00:50:00

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Scientists on Monday unveiled a replica of a skeleton scientists said was from the largest dinosaur species yet discovered in Brazil - a mid-sized herbivore that roamed central Brazil some 80 million years ago during the late Cretaceous period. A scientific description of the dinosaur, which represents a previously unknown species and measured some 13 yards from head to tail, was published on Aug. 11 in Brazilian National Museum's bulletin. Scientists named the...


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