Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Ptiny Pterodactyl! [Original Post Date 2/12/08]

One never knows what one will find at Free Republic.

While web/blog surfing today, I found a post on the discovery of a tiny Jurassic pterosaur, in northeastern China in the western part of the Liaoning Province. The wingspan of the young critter, Nemicolopterus crypticus, was about 10 inches.

The original Live Science article suggests that the ptiny pterosaur (which may have been a juvenile), was of the a same "family tree" as Quetzalcoatlus, which boasted a wingspan of more than 30 feet. BTW, Quetzacoatlus was first discovered in Texas, as one might expect.

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