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Pterodactyl missing link found

Posted on Wednesday, 14 October, 2009 | Comment icon 1 comment


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A fossil hailed to be the missing link in how pterosaur dinosaurs evolved from small bird-size creatures has been discovered, the fossil has a one metre wingspan and dates back 160 million years.

"They famously carried away Raquel Welch in One Million Years BC and scared audiences in the Jurassic Park series of films."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by SQLserver on 14 October, 2009, 18:50
Very interesting. Here's the paper: Lü, J., Unwin, D. M., Jin, X., Liu, Y. & Ji, Q. 2009. Evidence for modular evolution in a long-tailed pterosaur with a pterodactyloid skull. Proceedings of the Royal Society B doi:10.1098/rspb.2009.1603 And I liked this explanation: http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2009/10/darwinopterus_transitional.php?utm_source=networkbanner&utm_medium=link




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