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The Smallest Ever Petrodactyle

February 12, 2008

Sparrow-Sized Pterodactyl Was Smallest Ever

One Tiny Pterodactyl

One Tiny Pterodactyl

Feb. 11, 2008 — A tiny, toothless pterodactyl with bat-like wings, bird-like claws and a sharp, pointy beak has just been identified from a remarkably well-preserved Chinese fossil, according to a paper published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

According to the research team that discovered the sparrow-sized flying reptile, named Nemicolopterus crypticus, the pterosaur could be a record-breaker…

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