19th Nov 2020

Dsungaripterid Pterosaur Discovered In China

A new genus and species of pterosaur has been unearthed by paleontologists in China, and has been identified from partially preserved jawbones to be from the uniquely flamboyant pterosaur group, the dsungaripteridae. This pterosaur bears the name “Ordosipterus planignathus“, and hails from around 115 million years ago, in the thick of what would have been the Early Cretaceous epoch. Fossils of Ordosipterus were discovered near Xinzhao Village in Inner Mongolia, China, at a previously known fossil...

02nd Jun 2020

Tapejarid Pterosaur Discovered in United Kingdom

A new genus and species of pterosaur has been discovered in the United Kingdom! On the Isle of Wight, a discovery of particular magnitude has been made, as England’s first tapejarid pterosaur is unveiled. The animal, named Wightia declivirostris, was identified as a tapejarid thanks to the structure of its upper jaw bone, the premaxilla. The discovery of Wightia is one of the oldest recorded occurrences of tapejarids outside of China. Tapejarids are characteristically known for their strange,...