Wednesday, April 30, 2014 – A discovery on the earliest and basalmost pterodactyloid pterosaur has improved our understanding of pterosaur evolution. Found in the famed ‘dinosaur death pits’ of the Shishugou Formation in northwest China, the proto-Kryptodrakon could be the missing link between primitive pterosaurs and more advanced pterosaurs with elongated fingers. A summary is available, as well as the study published in Current Biology.

Oldest-known Example of Advanced Flying Reptiles