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Synonyms for pterosaur

an extinct reptile of the Jurassic and Cretaceous having a bird-like beak and membranous wings supported by the very long fourth digit of each forelimb

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The pterosaur was a good walker and runner on the ground, as well as an expert in flying through dense forests, (http://news.
One possible explanation for the creature's resemblance to the Brazilian Ludodactylus states that several early Cretaceous pterosaur species may have originated in Asia and later migrated to other regions, such as Brazil.
So the pterosaur bone we've identified in the gut of the Velociraptor was most likely scavenged from a carcass rather than the result of a predatory kill," he suggested.
Although this pterosaur was large, with an estimated 23-foot wingspan, other pterosaurs, such as the enormous Quetzalcoatlus, grew to even larger sizes.
The fossils reveal that seven different pterosaurs species from three different families lived in the region during the late Cretaceous Period.
Many larger pterosaurs, some with wings spanning more than 10 meters (nearly the length of a school bus), have been unearthed.
Previous studies suggest that the Late Cretaceous skies were only occupied by much larger pterosaur species and birds, but this new finding, which is reported in the Royal Society journal Open Science, provides crucial information about the diversity and success of Late Cretaceous pterosaurs.
Our favourite ride was the Flight of the Pterosaur, a suspended rollercoaster, which swoops over the park at more than 40 miles an hour.
Most of the identifications, especially those of fish and crocodilian teeth are explained above, and follow standard procedure, however the pterosaur and dinosaur fossils require more justification and discussion.
And this pterosaur is noteworthy for more than just its resemblance to a movie creature.
The exhibit highlights the latest research by scientists and paleontologists around the world and features rare pterosaur fossils and casts from Italy, Germany, China, the United Kingdom, Brazil, and the U.
Paulo Manzig from Universidade do Contestado, Brazil, and colleagues discovered the bones in a pterosaur bone bed in rocks from the Cretaceous period.
Paleontologists found Pterosaur eggs, thousands of fossilized Pterosaur bones and nearly fully intact Pterosaur skulls of both males and females at Turpan-Hami Basin, south of the Tian Shan Mountains in Xinjiang, northwestern China, Discovery news reported.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- A team of international scientists has unearthed the fossil of a new species of pterosaur and its eggs, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on Friday.
Working from a fossil discovered in northwest China, the project-led by USF paleontologist Brian Andres, James Clark of the George Washington University Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, and Xu Xing of the Chinese Academy of Sciences-named the new pterosaur species Kryptodrakon progenitor.