Saturday, January 29, 2011

About 160 million years ago a female pterosaur with an injured wing dropped from the sky into a watery grave...

Rare Fossil Preserves Pterosaur Mom and Egg

She was carrying a single, nearly mature egg. "After this she drowned, her carcass became waterlogged, sank to the bottom and, as decay processes began, the egg was expelled from her body," wrote researchers who described the fossil in the January 21 issue of Science.

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