Small Wonder

April 2008
Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;4/4/2008, Vol. 77 Issue 23, p3
The article provides information on a reptile called pterosaur. The fossil of what is said to be the smallest toothless pterosaur was found in China. Pterosaurs were flying reptiles with wings that are made of skin. The reptile found in China is named Nemicolepterus crypticus. According to Xiaolin Wang, member of the group of scientists that found the reptile, Nemicolepterus were small so that they can hide from animals that eat other animals.


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