Jun 1, 2022
We’ve run out of dinosaurs (stega what now?) and so thanks to popular demand (well, Dave’s demand) we’re doing (almost) an entire series on pterosaurs!
Everyone’s favourite Mesozoic flying reptiles (well, Dave’s favourite) are getting a series to spread their wings. We start with the namesake of the clade, Pterodactylus itself and something of the early history of pterosaur discoveries and research and the unusual interpretations that were floated for these incredibly strange (then and now) animals.
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The original episode we did on pterosaurs. If you’ve not listened to it before (or recently) you might want to revisit that before the rest of this series.
Pterosaur.net is a site Dave set up with a bunch of other pterosaur researchers (many of whom often get a mention on TL). It’s a bit dated but there’s a lot of good stuff on here. http://pterosaur.net/index.php
An old blog post of Dave’s including the ‘flying possums’ picture https://archosaurmusings.wordpress.com/2009/07/06/early-pterosaur-reconstructions/