Latest Pterosaur Stories
A new study, which teamed cutting-edge engineering techniques with paleontology, has found that take-off capacity may have determined body size limits in extinct flying reptiles.
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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. Researchers also note that it resembled the fictional winged creature Ikran from the movie Avatar, so they named it Ikrandraco avatar.
A new study provides an exciting insight into the Late Cretaceous and the diversity and distribution of the toothless 'dragon' pterosaurs from the Azhdarchidae family. The research was published in the open access journal ZooKeys.
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.
While working at a remarkable fossil site in China, a team of paleontologists has managed to unearth not only the first-ever three-dimensionally preserved pterosaur eggs, but at least dozens of bones representing an entirely new genus and species of the creature as well.
Pterosaurs, an order of winged reptiles that were the earliest reptiles to evolve powered flight and had gone on to become the largest known flying creatures to have ever existed, are at the center of a new fossil study from a team of international researchers.
Brazilian paleontologists Taissa Rodrigues, of the Federal University of Espirito Santo, and Alexander W. A. Kellner, of the National Museum of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, have just presented the most extensive review yet available of toothed pterosaurs from the Cretaceous of England.
An international group of scientists has identified a new pterosaur – or flying dinosaur after examining the approximately 68 million year old fossilized bones found in the Late Cretaceous Sebes-Glod rocks of the Transylvanian Basin in Romania.
Scientists have found evidence that specialized predators, such as the velociraptor, may not have been willing to turn down a free meal. A bone from a pterosaur (or “Pterodactyl”) has reportedly been found in the gut of a velociraptor that lived in the Gobi desert of Magnolia more than 75 million years ago.
- Having no light.
- Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.