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163 million years old flying reptile species discovered

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:28

Researchers have discovered and named the earliest and most primitive pterodactyloid - a group of flying reptiles that would go on to become the largest known flying creatures to have ever existed - and established they flew above the earth some 163 million years ago, longer than previously known.

New but extinct flying reptile discovered

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 16:50

A new kind of pterosaur has been identified by scientists from the Transylvanian Museum Society in Romania, the University of Southampton in the UK and the Museau Nacional in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

Toothed flying reptile’s fossil found in China

Last Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2012, 19:31

A rare skull fossil of a pterosaur has been discovered in northeast China, a press release from the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) said.

New species of flying reptile discovered

Last Updated: Friday, April 30, 2010, 18:48

A fossilised jaw discovered from a hillside in Texas belongs to an ancient reptile or pterosaur that flew over the region some 95 million years ago, palaeontologists have claimed.

New flying reptile fossil found

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 12:42

A team of international scientists has identified a new type of flying reptile, which bridges the evolutionary gap between two groups of pterosaurs.