Fragments Of Fossils Reveals Giant Pterosaurs To The Full

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The examination of a small fossil - the tip of the snout of a pterosaur teeth and some of his teeth - found that a group of extinct, flying reptiles could reach larger sizes than previously thought.

"What this study shows that some of the toothed pterosaurs reached enormous dimensions, and now offers us the opportunity to probably exceed the limit on the size of about 7 meters (23 feet) wingspan," said David Unwin of ' University of Leicester, one of the researchers to examine the dinosaurs fossil, which was the collection of the Museum of Natural History in London since 1884. [New Jawbone Pterosaur found cabinet]

Pterosaurs were flying reptiles that lived at the same time as dinosaurs, between 210 million and 65 million years. This fossil is assumed to belong to a kind of ornithocheirid, a type of fish, reptile food, which was the largest of the pterosaurs teeth. He used his teeth on the tip of its jaws to capture prey while flying low over the water surface. Other types of pterosaurs, such as those that do not have teeth, they can reach much larger sizes, with a wingspan of up to 33 feet (10 meters).

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