Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

 Nope! It's a Pterosaur!


Rulers of the Ancient Skies is an exciting new exhibit, coming soon to the AzMNH, that will focus on the mysterious Pterosaurs, the flying reptiles that lived during the time of the dinosaurs. Although popularly thought of as dinosaurs, pterosaurs were not dinosaurs, rather an entirely separate lineage of strange reptiles. Most importantly, the fossil record indicates that pterosaurs were the first animals with skeletons to fly!
  
BEFORE the earliest BIRDS….

BEFORE the earliest BATS….



While the DINOSAURS ROAMED THE LAND…


Something was flying….something strange. 

Some were GIGANTIC…with wingspans of 40 FEET.
Some were the size of pigeons. 


They were unlike anything flying today.



When dinosaurs looked up, they saw...

NO! That's not what they saw... silly.

They saw.....

 

Pterosaurs: RULERS OF THE PREHISTORIC SKIES!

This MUST SEE exhibit opens in February 2012. Believe us...it's worth the wait!


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