Toothless 'dragon' pterosaurs filled late Cretaceous skies

August 19, 2014 2:59 PM

49 0

Toothless 'dragon' pterosaurs filled late Cretaceous skies

"This shift in dominance from toothed to toothless pterodactyloids apparently reflects some fundamental changes in Cretaceous ecosystems," said Alexander Averianov.

Azhdarchidan pterosaurs boasted some of the largest flying animals ever to glide through the skies, with some specimens featuring wingspans stretching 30 to 40 feet. Azhdarchidan pterosaurs derive their name from "Aždarha," which is the Persian word for dragon. The so-called dragons apparently enjoy...

Also read: Collaboration between therapists and clients can improve family therapy

Read more

To category page

Loading...