The Glorious Twilight of Pterosaurs

While dinosaurs have a healthy hold on our imagination, their sky-sailing relatives the pterosaurs don’t get nearly as much attention as they should. Maybe that’s because researchers thought the flying reptiles were already declining in numbers and diversity well before the infamous End-Cretaceous mass extinction. New research out today says hold on: It appears pterosaurs were actually enjoying a heyday 66 million or so years ago, when a space rock and massive volcanic activity created a
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