Small Wonder

March 2008
Weekly Reader News - Senior;3/21/2008, Vol. 86 Issue 22, p2
The article reports the discovery of the fossil of a sparrow-sized pterodactyl in China. The scientific name of the pterodactyl is Nemicolopterus crypticus. According to paleontologists, the fossil is the smallest toothless pterosaur ever found. Alexander Kellner, one of the scientists who found the fossil, says the small size of the creature is an advantage because it enables them to hide from predators.


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