Greater diversity in pterosaurs than previously thought

A review of toothed pterosaurs from the Cretaceous period in England has revealed much greater diversity than previously thought.

The study looked at fossils from the Cambridge Greensand, in England’s east. It identified fourteen different species from five separate genera. The fossils revealed great deal of diversity in appearance and habits. Experts found that species had different diets, some eating fish while others sought out alternatives.

Similar fossils of different species were found in Brazil and China, indicating pterosaurs flourished around the globe.

Read more at Federal University of Espirito Santo

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