Thursday, May 29, 2008

Holy walkin' pterosaurs

The Tetrapod Zoology blog over at Science Blogs has a very cool bit on an article they recently published. As the picture suggests, they did a morphological analysis and conclude that these beasts were more stork-like than, say, hawk like. Apparently they've refuted claims they were skimmer-like (see picture below) as well. "Terrestrial Stalkers" is what the authors called them.

Skimmer image: Sharon Anthony, azhdarchid image: Mark Whitton

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Hi, sorry to make the humans do an extra step.