Thursday, March 20, 2014

A young intermediate pterosaur from Germany

A paper has just today been published describing this lovely specimen of what is rather obviously a) a juvenile pterosaur and b) something that is an intermediate between basal and derived pterosaurs. I've got some more photos and written up a brief bit here on it.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Quad launching birds and relevance for pterosaurs

My recent G+ post has relevance to understanding pterosaurs. You can point your cursors here.

Bottom line is that quadrupedal launch is more common than it is typically given credit for. In fact, in terms of evolutionary origins, it has been more prevalent through time than bipedal launch.