Prehistoric Winged Lizard Unearthed in Chile

prehistoric winged lizard unearthed in chile

Sumary of Prehistoric Winged Lizard Unearthed in Chile:

  • SANTIAGO, CHILE – Chilean scientists have announced the discovery of the first-ever southern hemisphere remains of a type of Jurassic-era “winged lizard” known as a pterosaur.
  • Fossils of the dinosaur which lived some 160 million years ago in what is today the Atacama desert, were unearthed in 2009. They have now been confirmed to be of a rhamphorhynchine pterosaur — the first such creature to be found in Gondwana, the prehistoric supercontinent that later formed the southern hemisphere landmasses.

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