Pterosaur, Ancient Toothless 'Dragon,' Ruled Late Cretaceous Period Skies

August 20, 2014 7:10 AM

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Pterosaur, Ancient Toothless 'Dragon,' Ruled Late Cretaceous Period Skies

Gigantic toothless beings, called pterosaurs, dominated the skies in the late Cretaceous period some 60 million years ago and could be found all over the planet, a new study said. According to scientists, these ancient creatures that resembled storybook dragons, played a significant role in the ecosystem of the time.

The toothless pterosaurs from the Azhdarchidae family are considered to be some of the largest known flying beings of all times, with wing spans stretching 39 feet across. These "dragons," which replaced their toothed predecessors, were the last of their kind to inhabit the planet, according to the ...

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