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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


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

International symposium on pterosaurs in England

This video says about itself:

Largest flying creature ever – Pterosaurs Documentary HQ

25 July 2014

Pterosaurs (/ˈtɛrɵsɔr/, from the Greek πτερόσαυρος, pterosauros, meaning “winged lizard”) were flying reptiles of the clade or order Pterosauria.

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New Book on the Solnhofen Limestone

This is just a quick post to point you to a review by Darren Naish. Darren has done a fair bit of research on pterosaurs and Mesozoic birds. 128 more words


Powered Flight in Vertebrates

Powered flight, the ability to propel oneself through the air against the force of gravity, requires a great deal. From specialized bones to specialized skin, and everything in between, the demands of flight penetrate all aspects of an animals’ life. 656 more words

Natural History