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Pterosaur, Not Dinosaur

The largest pterosaur had a wing span of 36-39 feet (11-11.9 meters) and weighed 190-250 pounds (86-113.5 kilograms).  In comparison, the wandering albatross (which has the largest wingspan of a bird alive today) has a wingspan of up to 11.5 feet.  24 more words

Paleontology

Explore UT - Texas Memorial Museum

Ok. Yes. Things are bigger in Texas. The Texas Memorial Museum has a Great Hall with the “Quetzalcoatalus northropi, the Texas Pterosaur, a flying reptile unearthed in West Texas by The University of Texas at Austin scientists. 31 more words

Photography

The AMNH animated Jeholopterus

Updated March 3, 2015 with the addition of a dorsal view of Jeholopterus.

About a year ago
the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City (NYC) put on a… 963 more words

Pterosaurs

TIme to Flip Plataleorhynchus (a spoonbill pterosaur)

Howse and Milner (1995)
described a spoonbill rostrum lacking teeth in place. They correctly compared it to the much smaller pterosaur Gnathosaurus and called their English find  558 more words

Pterosaurs

Five Unusual Facts About Pterosaurs

1. Some Pterosaurs were nocturnal
How can you tell if an extinct animal was nocturnal? Luckily for palaeontologists there are some major physiological difference between modern animals which come out at night and those that don’t with perhaps the most obvious being the size of their eyes. 1,272 more words

Weird Creatures

A Dinosaur Birthday

18/02/2015 – It’s my son’s second birthday tomorrow and (thank you God) he likes Dinosaurs. Now I know that Pterosaurs aren’t actually Dinosaurs but he loves them all the same. 28 more words