A previously unknown species of winged reptile dating back 155 million years has been unearthed.
The fantastically preserved fossil skeleton was discovered in the Bamberg district of Germany and is one of the oldest pterosaurs ever found. The new species has unusually long arms and legs and is believed to have fed on fish due to remains found in its stomach. It would also have been able to use its flamingo-like beak to filter small organisms from the water.
The fossil will be going on display at the Bamberg Natural History Museum.
"A new species of pterosaur, the flying reptiles that lived alongside the dinosaurs, has been discovered in Germany."
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