The oldest pterosaur ever was just discovered; it’s 107 million years old

Pterosaurs are perhaps the most popular dinosaur that isn’t actually a dinosaur.

The massive beasts, whose name is Greek for “winged lizards,” are so strongly associated with the age of dinosaurs that they memorably appear everywhere from natural history museums to movie franchises like the “Jurassic Park” series. Pterosaurs like the iconic pterodactyl are closely related to birds and other dinosaurs, and as such new discoveries about them regularly excited fans of science....

Originally posted on salon.com