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Pterodactylus antiquus

Credit: © AMNH 2014
This pterosaur species lived 160–150 million years ago in an archipelago in what is now southern Germany. It had a wingspan of up to 5 feet (1.5 m) and…Read More »





fed on insects or fish. In addition to wings, Pterodactylus antiquus had a flap of skin between its legs and tail and webbing between its toes. Pterodactylus antiquus was the first flying reptile to be called a “pterodactyl.” After many other specimens were found, the entire group was named Pterosauria, and its members pterosaurs — the terms scientists use today. [Read full story]   Less «
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