December 2018 saw some incredible fossil research being published. In this article I summarise what fossil discoveries occurred and which one discovery stood out to me the most over the Christmas period. Continue reading “A Summary Of The Fossil Discoveries Of December 2018”
On the 13th of August 2018 a new palaeontological discovery was announced in the Journal of Nature Ecology & Evolution. This discovery was of a new species of pterosaur called Caelestiventus hanseni its name meaning “heavenly wind”, it lived during the Triassic 210 million years ago, predating known pterosaur relatives by 65 million years. This article will discuss this incredible fossil discovery. Examining where it was found, the analysis that took place and what this fossil means for understanding pterosaur evolution.
In November 2017 Palaeontologists in north-western China unveiled a remarkable Pterosaur discovery of hundreds of perfectly preserved eggs from the early Cretaceous. This article will look at this fossil find and explore three reasons why it should be considered one of the most important prehistoric discoveries of recent times.
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