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Oldest Pterodactylus fossil found in Germany

Pterosaurs, the flying reptiles of the dinosaur era, originated in the Late Triassic (227 million years ago) and became extinct at the end-Cretaceous extinction event (66 million years ago). With wing spans ranging from 1 ...

'Superbly preserved' pterosaur fossil unearthed in Scotland

The fossil of a 170-million-year-old pterosaur, described as the world's best-preserved skeleton of the prehistoric winged reptile, has been found on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, scientists said Tuesday.

Tiny pterosaurs dominated cretaceous skies

New research has found that it was the babies of giant pterosaurs—known as flaplings—who overshadowed their small adult rivals.

Prehistoric winged lizard unearthed in Chile

Chilean scientists have announced the discovery of the first-ever southern hemisphere remains of a type of Jurassic-era "winged lizard" known as a pterosaur.

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