Friday, December 01, 2017

Hundreds of Fossilized Pterosaur Eggs Uncovered in China

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Paleontologists have uncovered more than 200 fossilized eggs belonging to the flying reptiles that soared during the age of dinosaurs. The discovery, which was announced Thursday in the journal Science, is the largest collection of pterosaur eggs found so far.

"I remember looking at the specimens and saying that's not possible," said Alexander W.A. Kellner, a paleontologist at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and an author on the paper. "We had less than ten eggs before and now we have found hundreds in one spot."

The find could help advance our understanding about the early lives of the extinct winged creatures, including their relationships with their parents.

"If you were to tell me a year before that someone would find hundreds of pterosaur eggs at one spot I would have said ‘Yeah, yeah get out of here. Not even in your dreams,'" Dr. Kellner said. "But here we are."

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Pterosaurs terrorized the skies for more than 160 million years until they went extinct alongside the dinosaurs some 66 million years ago. They are the largest animals to have ever flown, with some like the colossal Quetzalcoatlus having wingspans as large as fighter jets.

Comments

I am not sure if you did this on purpose or not but it is funny

#1 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2017-12-01 02:03 AM

Damn! I was interested in the real story.

#2 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2017-12-01 08:29 AM

I did it on porpoise.

Which isn't easy.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-01 12:38 PM

Each day, if anyone bothered to watch the "debates" it's clear that Republicans are scum, lying about everything from decorum issues to the manner in which questions are framed.

Then the topper being McConnell and crew bitching about Democrats not showing for their huge corporate giveaway - the entire week the Republicans stonewalled every single Democrat amendment. He specifically mentioned the damage to veterans benefits - WHICH THEY VOTED AGAINST THE AMENDMENT TO PROTECT.

Regardless, I too would like to have read the headline story.

#4 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2017-12-02 04:09 PM

Sorry, here's the thread link. Use Incognito window if you can't get access.

www.nytimes.com

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-02 10:07 PM

While grand in terms of preservation that is a grotesque plaque.

#6 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2017-12-03 12:52 AM

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