"Beak Snout" pterosaur
Wingspan: 2 feet-35 feet
Habitat: Air and Land
When: 230-144 Million Years Ago
Special Features: Pterosaurs were the first vertebrates to soar through the skies! They lived at the same time as the dinosaurs but are now extinct. Rhamphorynchus had hollow bones and wings of skin to enable it to fly. The hollow bones made it as light as possible for flight. Its wings stretched from an extension of its fourth finger to its body. A recent discovery shows that Rhamphorynchus might have been covered with fur! Scientists are still trying to determine whether Rhamphorynchus flapped its wings to take off or if it could only glide from high cliffs and trees. Some features of Rhamphorynchus are similar to birds, which is of great interest to scientists.