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Flying Dinosaur Fossils Found The Transylvanian Basin
2013-02-05 04:10:51

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international group of scientists, led by the University of Southampton, has identified a new pterosaur — or flying dinosaur. The team, which included scientists from the Transylvanian Museum Society in Romania, and the Museau Nacional in Rio de Janiero, examined the approximately 68 million year old fossilized bones found in the Late Cretaceous Sebes-Glod rocks of the Transylvanian Basin in Romania. Home to many dinosaurs...

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2011-10-13 10:51:26

Fossil in London's Natural History Museum is part of biggest-ever toothed pterosaur from dinosaur era New research from the Universities of Portsmouth and Leicester has identified a small fossil fragment at the Natural History Museum, London as being part of a giant pterosaur — setting a new upper limit for the size of winged and toothed animals. Dr David Martill from the University of Portsmouth and Dr David Unwin from the University of Leicester examined the fossil - which...

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2010-11-16 06:15:00

A new study finds that ancient pterosaurs took flight by "pole-vaulting" using all four of their limbs. The winged reptiles vaulted over their wings, initially pushing off with their hind limbs and then thrusting themselves upwards with their strong arm muscles, the researchers said. Pterosaurs roamed the Earth at the same time as the dinosaurs, existing from about 220 million to 65 million years ago from the Triassic Period until the end of the Cretaceous.  The study's findings...

2008-06-29 06:02:09

By Perkins, Sid Most fossils of pterosaurs, flying reptiles that soared the skies while dinosaurs strolled below, have been found in marine sediments. Scientists thought the creatures spent a lot of time flying over the seas, possibly snatching fish from the water, says Mark Witton, a vertebrate paleontologist at the University of Portsmouth in England. After studying fossils, Witton and colleague Darren Naish suggest a different lifestyle for a group of large pterosaurs called azhdarchids....


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