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Over the Heads of Dinosaurs – Pterosaurs!

Speaker Series 2016: “Over the Heads of Dinosaurs – Pterosaurs!”

Pterosaurs (“winged reptiles”) appeared at the same time as the first dinosaurs, about 230 million years ago, and went extinct with the last of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. 197 more words

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A Quick Update

I wanted to share this beautiful sketch, drawn on commission by Bob Eggleton and done as a Christmas present. It depicts a boat of explorers finding Pteranodons and a Brontosaurus. 87 more words


Pterosaurs, also known as “winged lizards”, ranged in size from a few inches to over 40 feet. The largest had a wingspan of up to 36 feet. 70 more words


SVP 13 new Brazilian pterosaur

Kellner et al. 2015
describe a new Early Creteacous pterosaur from Brazil in detail.

From the abstract
“A new fossil locality containing the first pterosaur bone bed from Brazil in the Bauru Basin, and preserved hundreds of isolated or partially articulated elements. 349 more words

Reptile Family Tree

Pterosaur wingtips - not on the straight and narrow

Take a look at almost any illustration of a pterosaur, be it in a research piece or a life reconstruction and the wing finger is generally depicted as being some kind of straight spar. 858 more words


New research describes soft tissue and stomach content of well-preserved pterosaur

A new paper published this month in PeerJ biological and medical sciences journal describes a specimen of the small pterosaur (flying reptile) Rhamphorhynchus. The specimen is noteworthy due to the spectacular preservation of soft tissue, stomach contents, and what’s considered to be coprolite (fossilized poop). 162 more words

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Pterosaur fossil with poop discovery

From Smithsonian.com in the USA:

Fossilized Poop is Rare, Fossilized Poop Inside a Fossilized Dinosaur is Even Rarer

This title is a bit misleading; as the article is about a…

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