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Stunning pterosaur exhibition opens in New York City

Delila James | Science Recorder | April 07, 2014

Stunning pterosaur exhibition opens in New York City

Scaphognathus was a pterosaur with a 3-foot (1-meter) wingspan that lived during the late Jurassic, about 150 million years ago.

The American Museum of Natural History in New York is putting on an international exhibition that gives visitors an up-close look at the fascinating world of prehistoric flying reptiles, or pterosaurs, which soared on air currents tens of millions of years ago.

“Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs” opens tomorrow (April 5) and will run until January, 2015. The museum is co-curating the exhibit with Alexander Kellner, a paleontologist from Brazil. It’s the largest exhibition devoted to pterosaurs ever put together in the U.S.

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