posted on Nov, 14 2006 @ 06:29 AM
The chances of a flock of pterosaurs having survived into the current era are probably slim to nonexistent, yet I see nothing about the idea that's
impossible. And if such a thing could happen, New Guinea is definitely the place for it. It's a huge island, almost completely
covered in thick forest and uninhabited for the most part but for the local indigenes, jungle tribes whose culture is not much better than Neolithic
and whose numbers are thought to be very small. Nobody really knows much about them, or about New Guinea in general, because the place is largely
unexplored to this day. There could be -- in fact, there probably are -- any number of weird undiscovered animals knocking about the place.
The forests of New Guinea and the Far East have
thrown up quite a few new species lately, including some pretty large ones, such as the
(New Guinea, 1995), a tree-dwelling kangaroo, and the
(Laos, 1994). Maybe a flock of glowing pterosaurs isn't entirely beyond the bounds
I'll need a bit more evidence before I start believing in one, though.
[edit on 14-11-2006 by Astyanax]