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Rare 89-Million-Year-Old Flying Reptile Fossil from Texas May Be World's Oldest Pteranodon
ScienceDaily ^ | March 1, 2011 | Unknown

Posted on 03/09/2011 10:26:34 PM PST by Immerito

ScienceDaily (Mar. 1, 2011) — Fossilized bones discovered in Texas from a flying reptile that died 89 million years ago may be the earliest occurrence of the prehistoric creature known as Pteranodon.

Previously, Pteranodon bones have been found in Kansas, South Dakota and Wyoming in the Niobrara and Pierre geological formations. This likely Pteranodon specimen is the first of its kind found in Texas, according to paleontologist Timothy S. Myers at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, who identified the reptile. The specimen was discovered north of Dallas by an amateur fossil hunter who found various bones belonging to the left wing.

Pteranodon was a type of pterosaur that lived about the same time as some dinosaurs, about 100 million to 65 million years ago. The only reptiles to dominate the ancient skies, pterosaurs had broad leathery wings and slim torsos.

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TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: dinosaur; dinosaurs; fossil; fossils; godsgravesglyphs; palentology; paleontology; prehistoricanimals; pteranodon; texas

1 posted on 03/09/2011 10:26:38 PM PST by Immerito
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To: Immerito

Got a pic?


2 posted on 03/09/2011 10:32:42 PM PST by allmost
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To: allmost
Here is the picture available at the link:
3 posted on 03/09/2011 10:41:37 PM PST by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Immerito

Looks like a flying reptile to me.:)


4 posted on 03/09/2011 10:43:32 PM PST by allmost
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To: Immerito

World’s oldest boomerang?


5 posted on 03/09/2011 11:22:49 PM PST by Publius6961 (There has Never been a "Tax On The Rich" that has not reached the middle class)
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To: Immerito

what ya date that with a sundial? /snicker


6 posted on 03/09/2011 11:37:17 PM PST by BobSimons
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To: allmost

:}

7 posted on 03/10/2011 1:29:24 AM PST by AwesomePossum (I have never looked this forward to a November II........)
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To: Immerito

They played hockey?


8 posted on 03/10/2011 2:12:58 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: Immerito
various bones belonging to the left wing.

Waiting for Helen Thomas picture ...

9 posted on 03/10/2011 2:29:48 AM PST by eCSMaster (2012 - End of an error)
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To: AwesomePossum

Man made global warming killed him.


10 posted on 03/10/2011 3:26:21 AM PST by DooDahhhh (hH)
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Thanks Immerito.

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11 posted on 03/11/2011 6:13:40 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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Whew! Glad I read further. For a minute I thought my ex-mother-in-law had been dug up.


12 posted on 03/12/2011 5:13:57 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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