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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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2011-01-21 08:10:00

The discovery of an ancient fossil, nicknamed "ËœMrs. T', found with a fossilized egg in a Jurassic rock bed dating back 160 million years, has allowed scientists for the first time to sex pterodactyls. The fossil was found in the Jurassic sedimentary rocks of China's northeastern Liaoning Province and shows a nearly complete skeleton of a heavy-hipped female Darwinopterus and her egg. The find provides scientists with the first direct evidence for gender in these extinct reptilian...


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  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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