Missing link in pterosaur origins discovered

Nearly nothing is known about the family tree of pterosaurs — iconic reptiles that flew alongside the dinosaurs. These now-extinct beasts appear in the fossil record with already developed wings and senses adapted for flying, with researchers having nary a clue about their immediate evolutionary history. But now, the pterosaur’s family tree has a new […]

Beak bone reveals pterosaur like no other — ScienceDaily

A new species of small pterosaur — similar in size to a turkey — has been discovered, which is unlike any other pterosaur seen before due to its long slender toothless beak. The fossilised piece of beak was a surprising find and was initially assumed to be part of the fin spine of a fish, […]