Skip to comments.Rare 89-Million-Year-Old Flying Reptile Fossil from Texas May Be World's Oldest Pteranodon
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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Got a pic?
Looks like a flying reptile to me.:)
World’s oldest boomerang?
what ya date that with a sundial? /snicker
They played hockey?
Waiting for Helen Thomas picture ...
Man made global warming killed him.
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Whew! Glad I read further. For a minute I thought my ex-mother-in-law had been dug up.
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