flying reptile

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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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Some scientists blamed competition with birds for the scarcity of little flying reptiles.
They are the first to be positively identified from British Columbia, Canada and have been identified as belonging to an azhdarchoid pterosaur, a group of short-winged and toothless flying reptiles which dominated the final phase of pterosaur evolution.
The fossilized remains of a huge prehistoric flying reptile was unveiled Wednesday at the Rio de Janeiro National Museum where an international congress on the extinct species is to be held in May.
Just look for the nearest giant, flying reptile with a wingspan as wide as a backyard swimming pool.
Summary: A group of scientists have discovered a new type of flying reptile from the dinosaur age.
14In which country have scientists discovered the fossil of an exceptionally small flying reptile, a pterosaur with a wingspan of less than a foot?
SCARY: Mark Wekeling and the team flight off the giant spiders; ANIMAL MAGIC: Hannah Spearritt as Abby Lister with flying reptile Rex; STARS: James Murray and Hannah Spearritt (left), Douglas Henshall, who plays the professor who heads the team, villain Ben Miller and Lucy Brown
In 1985, the Smithsonian Institution commissioned MacCready to build a replica of the flying reptile the pterodactyl, which is featured in the IMAX movie ``On the Wing.
What's more, the fossilized (turned to stone) egg contains the perfectly preserved remains of a developing pterosaur (TER-uh-soar, flying reptile related to dinosaurs).
A FOSSILISED embryo of a flying reptile that lived alongside the dinosaurs has been discovered.
No, it's the Pteranodon, a fearsome flying reptile which together with its chum the Spinosaurus cause a whole lot of trouble in the latest episode of the Jurassic Park saga.
Ayana, a teen whose parents were both (inadvertently) killed by the armor-plated, fire-breathing behemoth, takes advantage of an opportunity for vengeance by raising a flying reptile she finds hatched in the countryside and names Iris; tentacled creature is a relative of the dinosaur-like Gyaos birds who are Gamera's mortal enemies, and responds to Ayana's commands.
Flying reptile bodies seem to have a lot of things in common with bat bodies.
A group of researchers discovered the new fossil belonging to the flying reptile from the Jurassic period, between 199.
This finding represents the earliest and most primitive pterodactyloid pterosaur, a flying reptile in a highly specialized group that includes the largest flying organisms," said Chris Liu, program director in the National Science Foundation's Division of Earth Sciences.