Image: Pterosaur, Rhamphorhynchus muensteri

Pterosaur, Rhamphorhynchus muensteri

Pterosaur, Rhamphorhynchus muensteri. Late Jurassic, 150–140 million years ago.

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Anne Musser
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© Australian Museum

Notes

Rhamphorhynchus was a long-tailed and small-bodied pterosaur. This group of pterosaurs dominated the skies in the Triassic and Jurassic. The tail was stiffened with thick bony rods and was probably used for steering.

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