Flying Transylvanian dinosaur unearthed

The newly discovered pterorsaur, which is 68 million years old, was unearthed in Romania’s Transylvanian Basin. The creature, named Eurazhdarcho langendorfensis, had a long neck and beak and could fold up its huge wings when it needed to walk on all fours, reports journal PLoS ONE.

Dr Darren Naish, from the University of Southampton, said: “Eurazhdarcho belong to a group of pterosaurs called the azhdarchids. “These were long-necked, long-beaked pterosaurs whose wings were strongly adapted for a soaring lifestyle. “Several features of their wing and hind limb bones show that they could fold their wings up and walk on all fours when needed….

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