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Puny critter shows humble beginnings of magnificent flying reptiles

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Puny critter shows humble beginnings of magnificent flying reptiles - Channel News Asia

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WASHINGTON : Pterosaurs, the flying reptiles that thrived during the age of dinosaurs, achieved great size - some with wingspans like a fighter jet - and displayed striking anatomy including exotic head crests and a hugely elongated finger to support their wings.

It shows that very iconic animals such as pterosaurs - but this applies to dinosaurs and many other groups - likely began from unassuming-looking ancestors," Foffa said.

An artist's life reconstruction of the Triassic Period reptile Scleromochlus taylori, whose fossils were found in Scotland.


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