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What lies beneath: Solnhofen fossil before and after preparation

Solnhofen formation fossils
(Latest Jurassic, Germany) are famous for their detail and for the variety of animals found within the hundreds of layers that make up the formation. 233 more words

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At last! Two pterosaur specimens that may be conspecific!

Phylogenetic lumpers
like to consider several closely related specimens conspecific and/or congeneric.

Phylogenetic splitters
do the opposite. Rarely are specimens conspecific and/or congeneric in their eyes. 346 more words

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There is said to be a creature reminiscent of a Pterosaur seen by the people who live in as well as explorers of the Mwinilunga district’s Jiundu swamps of Western Zambia, Angola and Congo. 150 more words

A new Rhamphorhynchus from England

Rhamphorhynchus specimens come from the Solnhofen limestones of southern Germany. A few questionable scraps have been reported from elsewhere around the world.

A recent paper… 829 more words

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Pteranodon was a pterosaur that lived 85 million years ago.  Pteranodon was probably the most famous pterosaur of all time.  I don’t know why, but more people know about him.  165 more words


Pterosaur flight, an engineer's perspective

This video is called Largest flying creature ever – Pterosaurs Documentary HQ.

From Palaeocast today:

Episode 42: Pterosaur aerodynamics

Palaeontology is more than just going out into the field, digging up bones, and putting them back together.

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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