Flying reptile

Ancient flying reptile named after 'Avatar' creature

Scientists recently discovered fossils of a new flying reptile, which lived 120 millions years ago and named it 'ikrandraco avatar' due to it's closely resemblance with the creatures ridden in James Cameron's 2009 film 'Avatar.'

Sep 16, 2014, 15:12 PM IST

163 million years old flying reptile species discovered

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.

Apr 25, 2014, 12:28 PM IST

New but extinct flying reptile discovered

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.

Feb 05, 2013, 16:50 PM IST

New species of flying reptile discovered

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.

Apr 30, 2010, 18:48 PM IST

New flying reptile fossil found

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

Oct 14, 2009, 12:42 PM IST