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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.

2009-01-07 09:38:29

Dinosaur-era pterosaurs, often referred to as pterodactyls, used their arms as well as their legs to leap into flight, a computerized model suggests. In fact, pterosaurs -- believed to have died off 65 million years ago in the same cataclysm that killed off the dinosaurs on land and plesiosaurs at sea


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.