posted on Apr, 17 2007 @ 05:23 AM
hmm, don't forget that the pterodactyl (most dactyls were tiddly little things the size of sparrows, with a few growing to the size of a large
seagull - pteranodons were the big guys, but even *they* weren't as big as those 1950's b-movies make out! lol) discovery came at a time when the
dino-boom was at it's peak, and most of these stories were made up to gain an edge on competition.
they were literally mining these bones, with very little care or attention, which just goes to show how little it had to do with science back then.
it brings to mind the stories from rwanda of 1800's expeditions being attacked by 'large, leathery-winged, sawtoothed birds'. hard to discount
given lack of evidence, but equally hard to believe for the same reason.
[edit on 17-4-2007 by Batty]