Scientists have found the remains of a giant flying pterosaur in the guts of a velociraptor.
The new discovery suggests that velociraptors would have scavenged for food because the pterosaur would have been too large for them to have hunted themselves. "It would be difficult and probably even dangerous for the small theropod dinosaur to target a pterosaur with a wingspan of 2 metres or more, unless the pterosaur was already ill or injured," said Dr David Hone. "So the pterosaur bone we've identified in the gut of the Velociraptor was most likely scavenged from a carcass rather than the result of a predatory kill."
"The bone of a large flying reptile has been found in the gut of a Velociraptor, sparking fresh discussion among palaeontologists."
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