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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Pterosaur's Wing, "Hairs" Unlike Any Living Animals'

"Found in a slab of Chinese shale loaded with ancient crustaceans and ash, this 135-million-year-old fossil has some of the best preserved soft tissue yet found in a pterosaur, researchers said in an August 2009 study.

New analysis of the creature's wings has shown that it had uniquely complex wing membranes and a covering of fibers quite different from the hair on modern mammals." Read the full story about the pterosaur at National Geographic


Rick (Ratty) said...

This is the stuff I like. They have been finding a lot about skin textures and hair form dinosaurs in the last several years. It's great that they are finding very different things than we all thought they would.

Cruiselife & Co said...

You know, I distinctly remember in my Geology class seeing a video about a dinosaur that had been preserved in a casing. I need to find it and share it with all of you.

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