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Eldorado

'Iron dragon' soared above ancient Australia

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Eldorado
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"A winged beast dubbed the “iron dragon” soared above Australia during the age of dinosaurs, hunting fish in rivers and lakes, according to scientists who found that continent’s most complete fossil representing the flying reptiles called pterosaurs.

"Paleontologists on Thursday said fossils of the pterosaur, named Ferrodraco lentoni, were unearthed in the Australian state of Queensland. The creature, which lived about 96 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period, boasted a 13-foot (4-meter) wingspan, a bony crest at the tip of its upper and lower jaws and spike-shaped teeth perfect for a diet of fish."

Full monty at Reuters: link

At Nat Geo: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/10/new-iron-dragon-pterosaur-found-australia/

And at Fox News: https://www.foxnews.com/science/pterosaur-butch-discovered-australia

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freetoroam

Would never survive now, humans would be shooting it down incase it got in the way of the planes. 

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Incredible to know life was rife on Earth so long ago. Humans are mere infants. 

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Iilaa'mpuul'xem
34 minutes ago, freetoroam said:

Would never survive now, humans would be shooting it down incase it got in the way of the planes. 

Incredible to know life was rife on Earth so long ago. Humans are mere infants. 

Sadly human influence today ensures species go extinct.... 

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Tatetopa

The last dozen would be trophy heads on rich guy's walls.

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Iilaa'mpuul'xem
19 minutes ago, Tatetopa said:

The last dozen would be trophy heads on rich guy's walls.

I hate trophy hunters and would love to make them earn their money with someone that bites back.

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