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Fossil study brings us one step closer to revealing how 'flying dinosaurs' took flight

By Ben Igielman, PhD Candidate, Palaeontology, University of Oxford
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If you think of flying dinosaurs, you probably picture an animal with long, leathery wings, sharp claws and a big beak. The animal you are imagining is not a dinosaur, it’s from a group of flying reptiles called the pterosaurs.

These animals are remarkable in their own right: they were the first vertebrates to evolve flight, tens of millions of years before birds or bats.…The Conversation

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