FOSSILS SPECIMEN: PTEROSAURS

Fossils are defined as any evidenceĀ of prehistoric life. There are two types of fossils: Body Fossils include remains of skeletal bones, shell, carapace, test and teeth. Trace Fossils are clues the organism existed such as foot prints, tracks, burrows and coprolites (fossil dung).

Although Pterosaurs meaning “winged lizards” are the closely related contemporaries of dinosaurs, they are not actually classified as dinosaurs. They are commonly called “flying reptiles“. The earliest Pterosaurs appear in the fossil record in the fossil record during the late Triasic some 225 million years ago and are extinct by the late Cretaceous some 66 million years ago. to see my Pterosaur models click here.

Kingdom: Animalia – Phylum: Chordata – Class: Reptilia – Clade: Archosaur – Order: Pterosauria “winged reptiles”

(flying reptile)

Lower Triassic to Upper Cretaceous

 

Pterodactylus in Matrix (Cast)

Upper Jurassic

Africa and Europe

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