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Ancient fish pays with life for snaring flying dino


March 12th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) Fossil remains of an ancient armoured fish, excavated in Bavaria, Germany, show it in the act of snaring its prey and paying with its life. The ... Read more...

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Tiny fossil part reveals biggest-ever toothed pterosaur


October 16th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Paleontologists have identified a small fossil fragment as being part of the biggest-ever toothed pterosaur, a winged dinosaur.David Martill and David Unwin from the Universities of ... Read more...

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Flying reptiles adapted, survived


July 7th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) Pterosaurs, the first flying reptiles, were not driven to extinction by the birds. In fact, they continued to diversify and adapt for millions of years ... Read more...

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‘Jurassic Park’ had it right - some dinos hunted by night


April 15th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Spielberg's movie Jurassic Park had got one thing right -- velociraptors hunted by night while big plant-eating dinosaurs browsed around the clock.That overturns the conventional ... Read more...

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Some dinosaurs ‘did most of their hunting at night’


April 15th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Stephen Spielberg's 'Jurassic Park' may have been right in depicting that the dinosaurs hunted in the night too.A new study on the eyes of fossil animals has found ... Read more...

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Fossils of oldest flying reptile found in Texas


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Fossils discovered in Texas from a flying reptile known as pteranodon that died 89 million years ago may be the oldest of its kind in the ... Read more...

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Pterosaur males used their head crests to woo ladies


January 21st, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Men can't help showing off when it comes to trying to impress the opposite sex. And male Pterosaurs, which are a favourite with Hollywood filmmakers, apparently used their ... Read more...

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160mn-yr-old pterodactyl fossil solves dino sex riddle


January 21st, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Scientists from the Universities of Leicester, Lincoln and the Geological Institute, Beijing, have finally solved the mystery of sex between pterodactyls - flying reptiles that lived alongside dinosaurs ... Read more...

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Pterosaurs were 10 times heavier than biggest birds: Study


January 19th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Pterosaurs-dinosaur-era flying reptiles-were nearly ten times heavier than the already known heaviest bird Kori Bustard, suggests a new study.Calculations based on footprints left behind by pterosaurs, also known ... Read more...

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Giraffe-sized dinos pole-vaulted to fly


November 16th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) A giraffe-sized dinosaur, previously thought to be too heavy to fly, virtually pole-vaulted over its own wings to be airborne, scientists said.Mark Witton, palaeontologist from the University of ... Read more...

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Pterosaurs could fly non-stop for 10,000 miles


October 20th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Giant pterosaurs may have been capable of flying up to 10,000 miles (16,000 km) non-stop, according to a new research. The huge flying creatures, some ... Read more...

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Flying camp Pterosaurs ‘could soar 16,000 kms at a stretch’


October 16th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that pterosaurs was the ultimate flying champ of the dinosaur era, and could clock up to 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometres) at a ... Read more...

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Asteroid killed off the dinos, concludes international scientific panel


March 5th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): A panel of 41 international experts has determined that the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction, which wiped out the dinosaurs and more than half of species on Earth 65 million ... Read more...

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Dwarf dinos never really grew up at Neverland-like Island in Transylvania


February 12th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study has confirmed that dwarf dinosaurs existed on an island in Transylvania, as well as explained how dinosaurs shrank during the Late Cretaceous at the Neverland-like ... Read more...

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115 mln-yr-old pterosaur could not only walk and fly, but also sail across the sea


October 25th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 25 (ANI): A team of scientists has determined that a particular pterosaur that existed 115 million years ago was a master of nature's drawing boards, as it not only could ... Read more...

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Flying reptile fossil bridges evolutionary gap between two groups of pterosaurs


October 14th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 14 (ANI): A team of international scientists has identified a new type of flying reptile, which bridges the evolutionary gap between two groups of pterosaurs.Pterosaurs, flying reptiles, also known as ... Read more...

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Baby dino made tracks as it fled for its life


October 13th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 13 (ANI): Scientists have reported the discovery of the tiniest dinosaur footprints ever found, which were made by a baby dinosaur as it fled for its life.The prints were discovered ... Read more...

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Pterosaur footprints show it touched down like most modern birds


August 19th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 19 (ANI): A set of Pterosaur footprints unearthed in France is the first to show one of the winged reptiles coming into land - and suggests they did so in ... Read more...

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Ancient pterosaur’s wings unlike any found in living animals


August 5th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 5 (ANI): A new study, which examined an ancient Chinese pterosaur fossil, has found that the membranes in the creature's wings contain a complex pattern of fibers not found ... Read more...

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Giant Pterosaurs were too heavy to fly, says scientist


April 29th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): A new study has suggested that animals heavier than 41 kilograms with wingspans greater than 16.7 feet wouldn't be able to flap fast enough to stay aloft, ... Read more...

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Dino hunters uncover 48 new species in Britains own Jurassic Park


February 10th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Palaeontologists have found Britains very own Jurassic Park, an area where they have uncovered some 48 new prehistoric species including dinosaurs similar to the deadly velociraptor and ... Read more...

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Ancient flying reptiles used four legs to take flight


January 7th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Scientists have come across evidence which suggests that pterosaurs, ancient flying reptiles, used four legs to take flight.The evidence was found by Michael B. Habib, of the ... Read more...

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Scientists discover previously unknown species of flying reptile in Brazil


December 4th, 2008 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered the fossil of a previously unknown species of a flying reptile with a wingspan the size of a family car, which would have flown ... Read more...

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Pterodactyls were too heavy to fly, claims scientist


October 2nd, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 2 (ANI): A new research has claimed that pterodactyls, ancient reptiles that could grow to the size of small aeroplanes, were too heavy to fly, even with their massive ... Read more...

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Giant flying reptiles preferred to walk the earth


May 28th, 2008 - 2:36 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 28 (IANS) Huge flying reptiles of ancient times weren't exactly predators grabbing fish from seas, but were really more suited to life on the ground. A particular kind of pterosaur, ... Read more...

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Flying dinos preferred walking than swooping for prey


May 28th, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 28 (ANI): A new study has found that many flying dinosaurs like Pterosaurs, preferred to walk than swoop down for prey, as they were strongly adapted for life on ... Read more...

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