Pterosaur resembling 'Avatar' creature unearthed in China

Fossils of a 120 million-year-old winged reptile found in northeast China are gaining celebrity status for resemblance to the aerial creatures "Ikran" in James Cameron's movie "Avatar."

Sep 12, 2014, 21:32 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

Ancient fossilised fish found downing Pterosaur

Pterosaurs ruled the skies during the age of dinosaurs.

Mar 11, 2012, 14:11 PM IST

Tiny fossil part reveals biggest-ever pterosaur

Paleontologists have identified a small fossil fragment as being part of the biggest-ever toothed pterosaur.

Oct 16, 2011, 15:00 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

Flying reptile pterosaur

Palaeontologists have claimed that a 95 million-year-old fossilised jaw discovered in Texas is a new genus and species of flying reptile known as Aetodactylus halli.

Apr 30, 2010, 11:05 AM IST