March 9, 2012

Ancient Armored Fish vs. Flying Reptile

Charles Choi, MSNBC


PLoS One

An ancient armored fish was fossilized in the act of attacking and drowning a pterosaur in a toxic Jurassic lake, revealing that the winged reptiles were victims of a wide variety of carnivores, scientists find.

Pterosaurs dominated the skies during the Age of Dinosaurs. Still, flight did not always ensure them safety — researchers have recently discovered that Velociraptor dined on the flying reptiles.

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TAGGED: Predation, Fossils, Fish, Pterosaurs

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