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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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2010-11-24 09:28:17

Pterodactyls would have been skilled fliers in gentle tropical breezes, but blustery conditions would likely have sent them careening out of control, a University of Bristol engineer/paleontologist claims in a new study. Colin Palmer, an engineer with four decades of experience who is also currently a doctorate student in the university's School of Earth Sciences, created models of pterodactyl wings out of thin, curved sheets of a carbon fiber and epoxy resin composite. The 62-year-old then...

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2010-04-27 12:00:00

Aetodactylus halli discovery in Texas hints at unrealized diversity of pterosaurs A 95 million-year-old fossilized jaw discovered in Texas has been identified as a new genus and species of flying reptile, Aetodactylus halli. Aetodactylus halli is a pterosaur, a group of flying reptiles commonly referred to as pterodactyls. The rare pterosaur "” literally a winged lizard "” is also one of the youngest members in the world of the pterosaur family Ornithocheiridae, according to...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin