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First 3D Pterosaur Eggs Found

Maurilio Oliveira

First 3D Pterosaur Eggs Found

Up until now the fossil record of pterosaurs, the flying reptiles that soared alongside dinosaurs, has been rather poor. However, a trove uncovered by paleontologists in northwest China is home to hundreds of well-preserved pterosaur bones that will help boost our knowledge of the creatures. The discovery, described online today in Current Biology, includes the first three-dimensionally preserved eggs and at least 40 male and female adults. The find indicates that the flying reptiles were sociable and lived together in large colonies, Reuters reports.

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