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Researchers discover new type of flying reptile from the age of dinosaurs

Kramer Phillips | @KramerPhillips| February 04, 2013

Researchers discover new type of flying reptile from the age of dinosaurs

Researchers discover a new type of pterosaur.

Researchers from the Transylvanian Museum Society, the University of Southampton and the Museau Nacional have discovered a new type of flying reptile from the time of dinosaurs.

The fossilized bones of the new kind of flying pterosaur were discovered in the Late Cretaceous rocks of Sebeş-Glod in the Transylvanian Basin, Romania, which are about 68 million years old. Researchers note that this basin is world-famous for its many Late Cretaceous fossils, including those of other dinosaurs, mammals, turtles, lizards and ancient relatives of crocodiles.

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