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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

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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

Royal Tyrrell Museum Of Palaeontology

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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The Kongamato: Destroyer of Boats, Soiler of Underwear

You might remember our visit a few weeks ago to the billabongs of Australia, when we encountered everyone’s favorite dog/sheep/serpent/flippery thing.  Now we travel to the Jiundu backwaters of Zambia, Angola, and the Congo, where something else waits to burst from the murk–a prehistoric monster that should have went extinct, but never did. 867 more words

Raeticodactylus skull

Raeticodactylus (Fröbisch and Fröbisch 2006, Stecher 2008, Fig.1) is a skinny, nose–crested, Triassic pterosaur that nests with the holotype of Austriadactylus (Fig. 3), also a Triassic nose-crested pterosaur. 599 more words

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Uncanny Georgia: Pterosaurs

Yes, pterosaurs. Apparently, there have been several sightings of large flying creatures in north Georgia that strongly resemble pterosaurs, prehistoric flying reptiles believed extinct for 65 million years. 293 more words