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A pterodactyl so small that you could hold it in your hand



posted: 11 February 2008 01:40 pm ET

http://www.livescience.com/animals/080211-mini-pterodactyl.html

Tiny Pterodactyl Fossil Found
      By Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Staff Writer

http://www.livescience.com/php/multimedia/imagedisplay/img_display.php?s=ani
malworld&c=&l=on&pic=080211-mini-pterodactyl-02.jpg&cap=This+artist%27s+inte
rpretation+shows+Nemicolopterus+crypticus%2C+a+small+derived+flying+reptile+
that+lived+in+the+gingko+forests+that+existed+some+120+million+years+ago+in+
present-day+China.+Credit%3A+Michael+Skrepnickaption.&title=Tiny+Pterodactyl
+Fossil+Found

This artist's interpretation shows Nemicolopterus crypticus, a small derived
flying reptile that lived in the gingko forests that existed some 120
million years ago in present-day China. Credit: Michael Skrepnick aption.


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