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China: 'One of our most important discoveries' - hundreds of dinosaur fossils unearthed03:02

China: 'One of our most important discoveries' - hundreds of dinosaur fossils unearthed

China, Beijing
December 18, 2017 at 19:51 GMT -00:00 · Published

A discovery of more than 200 fossilised pterosaur dinosaur eggs by Chinese palaeontologists has led to a ground breaking discovery in Beijing on Friday, following a series of successful excavations in Asia and South America.

Associate researcher of The Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology, part Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dr. Shunxing Jiang has described the ensuing work as 'one of our most important discoveries', where freshly discovered information that new-born pterosaurs couldn't fly was concluded from the research.

Dr. Jiang said, "We found the first three-dimensionally preserved pterosaur embryo in the world. Before that only 11 pterosaur eggs were discovered in total."

"If we take the shoulder bone we'll see that it didn't develop properly in the region where flying muscles are supposed to be attached. Which lead us to a conclusion that new-born pterosaurs couldn't fly, but could walk. And this is one of our most important discoveries," he added.

Desentierran hasta 215 huevos fosilizados de Pterosaurio que fueron hallados en China con sus embriones perfectamente conservados.

Gracias a este descubrimiento, se ha podido constatar que las crías de estos dinosaurios voladores nacían sin poder volar.

Aparecidos hace unos 225 millones de años, los pterosaurios son considerados los primeros vertebrados capaces de volar. Desaparecieron al final del Cretácico hace 65 millones de años.

China: 'One of our most important discoveries' - hundreds of dinosaur fossils unearthed03:02
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A discovery of more than 200 fossilised pterosaur dinosaur eggs by Chinese palaeontologists has led to a ground breaking discovery in Beijing on Friday, following a series of successful excavations in Asia and South America.

Associate researcher of The Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology, part Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dr. Shunxing Jiang has described the ensuing work as 'one of our most important discoveries', where freshly discovered information that new-born pterosaurs couldn't fly was concluded from the research.

Dr. Jiang said, "We found the first three-dimensionally preserved pterosaur embryo in the world. Before that only 11 pterosaur eggs were discovered in total."

"If we take the shoulder bone we'll see that it didn't develop properly in the region where flying muscles are supposed to be attached. Which lead us to a conclusion that new-born pterosaurs couldn't fly, but could walk. And this is one of our most important discoveries," he added.

Desentierran hasta 215 huevos fosilizados de Pterosaurio que fueron hallados en China con sus embriones perfectamente conservados.

Gracias a este descubrimiento, se ha podido constatar que las crías de estos dinosaurios voladores nacían sin poder volar.

Aparecidos hace unos 225 millones de años, los pterosaurios son considerados los primeros vertebrados capaces de volar. Desaparecieron al final del Cretácico hace 65 millones de años.

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