Scientists in Chile discovered the fossils of a reptile “flying dragon” descended fromearly pterosaur.
Osvaldo Rojas, director of the Atacama Desert Museum of Natural History and Culture, discovered the fossils and scientists from the University of Chile followed the discovery, According to a new report in the magazine Acta Paleontologica Polonica.
Discovered in the Atacama Desert, this Jurassic reptile was discovered 160 million years ago and was previously found only in the Northern Hemisphere.
“This shows that the distribution of animals in this group was broader than has been known until now,” said Jonatan Alarcón, the scientist at the University of Chile who led the investigation. Reuters.
The reptile had large wings, a long pointed tail, and sharp, outward facing teeth. The discovery makes it the oldest species Pterosaur can be found in Chile.
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