They flew with their fingers. They walked on their wings. Some were gigantic, while others could fit in the palm of a hand. Millions of years ago, the skies were ruled by pterosaurs, the first animals with backbones to fly under their own power.
Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs opens in just one month!
Many extinct creatures are so outside our familiar world that it’s not unexpected to produce completely wrong interpretations of these ancient beasts. But some representations of ancient creatures are more than just wrong—they’re straight up bizarre.
Recognize this dino? The 65-million-year-old Triceratops can be found in the Hall of Ornithischian Dinosaurs.
Survey of dinosaur family tree finds that most had scaly skin like reptiles.
savour-y asked: Hello! I am currently writing a seminar paper about mesozoic seas - but so far I was unable to find any resources directly aimed on geology, organisms and ecosystems of seas in this age. I was wondering if you could recommend me any books, internet sites or anything else about this? In any case, thank you very much :)
Unfortunately, I don’t have any suggestions for you, but maybe someone else can help.
Does anyone know anything about this, or can suggest any resources?
Tyrannosaurus painting by Frank-Joseph Frelier.
From the archives: ““Haplocanthosaurus leg bones arranged in position, Vertebrate Paleontology Lab” (Date unknown)