March 9, 2012
Ancient Armored Fish vs. Flying Reptile
Charles Choi, MSNBC
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.
TAGGED: predation, fossils, fish, pterosaurs