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It’s a bit less clear what happened to small pterosaurs at that time. One hypothesis suggests that small pterosaurs were outcompeted by birds, says Mark Witton, a pterosaur expert and study co-author.
Today’s study challenges that idea. The small pterosaur found on Hornby Island in Canada suggests that birds hadn’t yet pushed the smallest flying reptiles out of the air; small pterosaurs were still around in the late Cretaceous, living alongside the flying giants.
originally posted by: 727Sky
Thanks for posting. Not to many years ago the artist rendition would not have given him pin feathers...
originally posted by: odzeandennz
a reply to: swanne
Wow. That looks adorable.
Its mind boggling to think that of all the speciesc we have today, they only make up for only 1% for all the species which once existed.
I can only imagine what animals looked like and how much more diverse it was hundreds of millions of years ago.
originally posted by: [post=21196924]Christosterone[/post
Great post...cute little Dino!!!