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Flock of Ancient Flying Reptiles Discovered

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 11:12 AM

An ancient flying reptile with a bizarre, butterflylike head has been unearthed in Brazil.

The newfound reptile species, Caiuajara dobruskii, lived about 80 million years ago in an ancient desert oasis. The beast sported a strange bony crest on its head that looked like the wings of a butterfly, and had the wingspan needed to take flight at a very young age.

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 04:51 PM

Anyone else getting tired of dinosaurs being named in languages other than Latin and Greek?


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 11:09 PM

flock gathering  to die together so that one day we could have fossil fuels.


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 12:36 AM

Love dinos, but I agree with bubbly on this.  Neat article, thanks for the share.


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 01:44 AM

View Postbubblykiss, on 14 August 2014 - 04:51 PM, said:

Anyone else getting tired of dinosaurs being named in languages other than Latin and Greek?
What's the difference?  Naming typically is left to who discovers a species, and considering it was discovered in Brazil it isn't really surprising that they would give it a name in the regional language, which is mostly Portuguese I believe.


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 03:10 PM

Great article, always great to discover a new species regardless of its name and always great to learn more about their movements and habits.

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 02:54 PM

It's doubtful a storm was the cause of this colonies demise....perhaps it was West Indian Lilac?





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