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  1. Probably among the most spectacular creatures of all. So please show us your Pterosaurs material and if you can add a image of the creature thank you. Pterosaurs and dinosaurs belong to a group called the Archosauria, which includes crocodilians, dinosaurs (including birds) and pterosaurs. Archosaurs share a number of characteristics including a hole in the skull in front of the eye and teeth set in sockets. They were the first animals after insects to evolve powered flight, and the largest creatures ever to fly. The animals varied widely in size, from Nemicolopterus
  2. Huntlyfossils

    2021 Richmond Trips

    While 2021 was an extremely difficult year with coivd and the loss of my mother we were able to make it out to Richmond in NW Queensland for 2 fossil digs. The conditions out here can very harsh 40c plus days so we did a bit of night time digging under lanterns to avoid the heat. The material here is marine cretaceous sediments from the Toolebuc formation. Our goals this year was to finally find a large ichthyosaur bone (I have found 2x isolated teeth in the past) and find a NW Queensland ammonite. Below are some of best finds from the two digs. While the i
  3. defectiveninja

    Please ID these!

    All of these were found on gravel bars on Elm Creek in north-eastern Kansas, as we kayak on it a lot.
  4. https://phys.org/news/2020-10-giant-lizards-learnt-millions-years.html?fbclid=IwAR1QVtoiNraBjhR0co0ae7Ajt9UxfBkjtIqwrLQMYhmCEr_XQlqFN5pW4VE Scientific journal: 150 million years of sustained increase in pterosaur flight efficiency, Nature (2020). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-020-2858-8 , www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2858-8
  5. Studying Pterosaur fossils could be helpful to provide solutions to modern flight issues such as self launch and aerial stability https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200415133640.htm Cell Press. (2020, April 15). Pterosaurs and other fossil flyers to better engineer human-made flight. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2020
  6. Aloha, here is the best of my collection. Since I moved together with my girlfriend, only the small and nice samples are on display, one showcase out of three. Looking forward to the day when we will have some more space. So it is a crowded mix of fossils, minerals, recent beachfinds and mosty selfmade or altered skeleton models. Sadly, only a small percentage of my fossils is selffound, although nearly all of the beach stuff is. There is the "poultry showcase", dedicated to Birds and pterosaurs (Parrot skull is a replica of course, as is the Pterosaur plate regrettabl
  7. as a connoisseur of Pterosaurs, I wanted to ask the Community here to show me it's pterosaur fossils from the Kem Kem Formation. After seeing a rare Tapejarid Premaxilla recently get sold on a Fossil Dealing site (labeled incorrectly as Alanqa), I wondered what treasures could be present in Private Collections in this Community. Teeth are just as welcome as Bones are.
  8. Moozillion

    Free book seeks good home

    Last year, I purchased The Pterosaurs From Deep Time. It was written by David M. Unwin, Curator of Fossil Reptiles and Birds; Museum of Natural History, Humboldt University, Berlin. Copyright is 2006. The sample excerpts I saw were easily understood and beautifully written. Once I got the book in hand, it turns out to be a good bit more technical that I can understand. I typically donate my unwanted books to our public library, but they may not want it because it gets technical. I am offering it for free to the first person who agrees to take it. If you're not in the US, I will
  9. I could have sworn I posted this already so if it is a duplicate, please delete it. https://m.phys.org/news/2019-08-filter-feeding-pterosaurs-flamingos-late-jurassic.html They looked at coprolite associated with Pterosaurs Trackways and it looked like they were filter feeders.
  10. The Summer 2019 issue of Fossil News features the paleoart of Jimi Catanzaro, an article about late-Cretaceous pterosaurs in Cuba, more on that ammonite in amber you've been hearing so much about, an exclusive excerpt from Enrico Bonino’s new book about fossil medusozoans and how primitive algal mats helped preserve them, and a whole lot more! tinyurl.com/fnsubscribe
  11. We had two really great Dinosaur programs this week. We have two more Dino programs and a shark program next week too so things are rolling along very nicely for us. I did notice this week that we are missing out on an opportunity to give a broader picture of the paleoecology of the dinosaur era. The kids yesterday wanted to see Pterosaur and marine reptile fossils. We had a chance to really explain the difference between those reptiles and dinosaurs because we have yet to acquire those fossils. I wanted to open this topic to TFF members because I respect the knowledge of fossils a
  12. doushantuo

    volant reptiles,rumbling stomachs

    Bestwick_et_al-2018-Biological_Reviews.pdf Biol. Rev.(2018),93, pp. 2021 – 2048.2021doi: 10.1111/brv.12431Pterosaur dietary hypotheses: a review of ideas and approaches Jordan Bestwick, David M. Unwin, Richard J. Butler, Donald M. Hendersonand Mark A. Purnell less than 1,5 Mb
  13. Bobby Rico

    IDs please on Moroccan teeth

    Hi I got a small box of fossil off a lady dog walker in the village last year. I did try and get some IDs before but I was new and did not know anybody on the forum . They was her late husbands . She said he got them in the 1990s on holiday in Africa and the box was labelled Morocco . Please if I could have an ID to label them and what the maybe from. Thank you so much Bobby.
  14. Tidgy's Dad


    I recently received this book as well as some home-made cookies from a friend in Louisiana (not a Forum member). It's great and although it's for children is excellent fun and very informative. A recommended gift for kids and adults too.
  15. This Nature articles discusses new findings in the dietary habits of Pterosaurs and reveals that some pterosaurs ate insects and land vertebrates, not fish as had previously been assumed. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-00080-y?utm_source=twt&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=naturenews&sf178337063=1
  16. Hundreds Of Eggs From Ancient Flying Reptile Are Found In China, The two-Way, NPR, November 30, 2017 https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/30/567225493/hundreds-of-eggs-from-ancient-flying-reptile-are-found-in-china Fossilised eggs shed light on reign of pterosaurs, BBC News http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42177532 Hundreds of Fossilized Pterosaur Eggs Uncovered in China Trilobites Blog, New York Times, November 30, 2017 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/30/science/pterosaur-eggs.html Pterosaurs, Flying Reptiles,
  17. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/11032567/New-species-of-flying-dinosaur-discovered-in-Brazil.html Scientists have uncovered evidence of a colony of pterosaurs that lived around a desert lake in southern Brazil around 100 million years ago.Evidence of a colony of flying dinosaurs that lived around a desert lake in southern Brazil around 100 million years ago has been uncovered by scientists.Fossil remains of at least 47 of the previously unknown flying reptiles, with wingspans ranging from two to eight feet (0.65 - 2.35 metres), were discovered at Cruzeiro do Oeste in the southern st
  18. I'm curious. I've known that winged dragons are a common staple in folklore and legends in medieval Europe, but until recently I had no idea whether European winged dragons were based on fossils of extinct Mesozoic marine reptiles or pterosaurs. However, the pterosaur fossils found in Europe bear uncanny resemblance to the wyvern of English folklore. Is it possible that Europeans came upon specimens of pterodactyls when they crafted folktales about winged dragons?
  19. DD1991

    New Pterosaur Book

    The book "Pterosaurs" by Mark Witton just came out two months ago, and it's the most concise overview of pterosaur systematics since Peter Wellnhofer's 1991 handbook. The chapters on primitive pterosaurs (campylognathoidids, dimorphodontids, eudimorphodonts, as well as Preondactylus and Austriadactylus*) are particularly concise and up-to-date for now, but it's important to take note of minor updates to pterosaur taxonomy since Witton's book was accepted for publication: 1. Pterodactylus longicollum is now Ardeadactylus, and Pterodactylus micronyx is not a juvenile of P. longicollum, Gnathosa
  20. Mark Witton is releasing a fabulous new book on Pterosaur anatomy and diversity. Obviously, since the release date is June 23rd, I haven't read it yet but it looks really really good. I'll be picking up a copy post-haste. You can find a detailed description of the book's contents and several sample chapters on here on Mark's site.
  21. Pterosaurs Were on the Menu For Ancient Fish and Dinosaurs Discover Magazine, March 9, 2012‎ http://blogs.discove...-and-dinosaurs/ and http://blogs.discove...r-and-both-die/ Fossils Caught in Deadly Embrace Have a Grisly Story to Tell by Max Eddy, March 9, 2012, http://www.geekosyst...y-fossil-story/ It's an ancient armored fish vs. a flying reptile by Charles Choi, msnbc.com - ‎March 9, 2012‎ http://www.msnbc.msn...cience-science/ Friday Fossil by Oliver Knevitt, March 9, 2012 http://www.science20...ay_fossil-87847 The paper is: Frey, E., and H. Tischlinger, 2012, The Late Juras
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