Pterosaurs couldn't soar, says expert

October 1st, 2008 in Biology /
A reproduction of the Thalassodromeus sethi, a specimen of pterosaur
A reproduction of the Thalassodromeus sethi, a specimen of pterosaur is seen at the Museum of Natural History in Rio de Janeiro. A Japanese researcher has put paleo-biologists in a flap by suggesting pterosaurs -- the winged lizards beloved of toymakers and dino movies -- were unable to fly, New Scientist says.


A reproduction of the Thalassodromeus sethi, a specimen of pterosaur is seen at the Museum of Natural History in Rio de Janeiro. A Japanese researcher has put paleo-biologists in a flap by suggesting pterosaurs -- the winged lizards beloved of toymakers and dino movies -- were unable to fly, New Scientist says.

A Japanese researcher has put paleo-biologists in a flap by suggesting pterosaurs -- the winged lizards beloved of toymakers and dino movies -- were unable to fly, New Scientist says.



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