Scientists Discover New Flying Dinosaurs
It’s the cutest little 120-million-year-old flying reptile you could ever hope to see.
Nemicolopterus crypticus is a new genus and species of pterosaur, described from a nearly complete fossil discovered in Early Cretaceous sediments in northeastern China.
They say the fossil specimen, the only one known, is probably of a juvenile. So although its wingspan is estimated at 10 inches, it would probably have been larger at adulthood.
Still, it’s one of the smallest pterosaurs known, far smaller than many others.
Source: New York Times