TITLE

Flying Reptiles

PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Dinosaur Atlas;2005, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
A chapter of the book "Dinosaur Atlas: An Amazing Journey Through a Lost World," which features flying reptiles, is presented. The biggest flying animals that have existed during the age of the dinosaurs were the pterosaurs. Their wings were membranes of elastic skin and were supported by a single, elongated fourth finger bone and hundreds of fibres. Featured animals include Rhamphorynchus, an early pterosaur that had long tail and no crest on the head, Pterodaustro which had short tail and long wrist bones, Quetzalcoatlus which had a huge wingspan.
ACCESSION #
43901378

 

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