Prehistoric winged lizard present in Chile

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  • The invention was additionally the “oldest identified pterosaur present in Chile”, scientists reported within the scientific journal Acta Paleontological Polonica.

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Revealed on September 11, 2021 at 08:28 AM IST

Chilean scientists have introduced the invention of the primary Southern Hemisphere stays of a sort of Jurassic-era “winged lizard” referred to as a pterosaur.

Dinosaur fossils that lived within the Atacama Desert about 160 million years in the past have been found in 2009.

They’ve now been confirmed to be a rhamphorhynchine pterosaur – the primary to be present in Gondwana, the prehistoric supercontinent that later shaped the landmass of the Southern Hemisphere.

College of Chile researcher Jhontan Alarcón stated the creatures had wingspans of as much as two meters, an extended tail and a pointed snout.

“We present that the distribution of animals on this group was wider than has been identified thus far,” he stated.

The invention was additionally the “oldest identified pterosaur present in Chile”, scientists reported within the scientific journal Acta Paleontological Polonica.

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