Dazzling Egg Fossils Crack Open Secrets of Ancient Flying Reptiles
|12/02/2017||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
A dazzling discovery in northwestern China of hundreds of fossilized pterosaur eggs is providing fresh understanding of these flying reptiles that lived alongside the dinosaurs, including evidence that their babies were born flightless and needed parental care.
Scientists said Thursday that they had unearthed 215 eggs of the fish-eating Hamipterus tianshanensis — a species whose adults had a crest atop an elongated skull, pointy teeth and a wingspan of more than 11 feet (3.5 meters) — including 16 eggs containing partial embryonic remains.
Fossils of hundreds of male and female adult Hamipterus individuals were found alongside juveniles and eggs at the Xinjiang read more >>>