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Ancient Flying Reptile Named After 'Avatar' Creature

Some of the most visually stunning sequences from director James Cameron's blockbuster movie “Avatar” involved graceful flying creatures that were ridden by blue human-like beings facing ecological destruction on a moon called Pandora. It turns out that an animal very similar to those “Avatar” creatures, called Ikran, actually did exist here on Earth long ago. Scientists on Thursday announced the discovery of fossils in China of a new species of flying reptile called a pterosaur...

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