Pterosaurs went out with a bang, not a whimper

Fossils of six new species of pterosaurs – giant flying reptiles that flew over the heads of the dinosaurs – have been discovered by a research team led by the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath, revealing that this lineage was killed off in its prime. An analysis of the fossils, publishing 13 March in the open access journal PLOS Biology shows that, contrary to previous studies, there was still remarkable diversity among pterosaurs up to the point of their extinction.
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