Prehistoric shocker: Baby pterosaurs could fly at birth, study finds

Prehistoric shocker: Baby pterosaurs could fly at birth, study finds

Like Frank Sinatra, even baby pterosaurs could sing "Come Fly With Me". A new study published on Wednesday reveals that pterosaurs — flying reptiles that lived during the age of dinosaurs — had the ability to fly right at birth. The research, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, lays waste to the previous claim that pterodactyls (also known as pterosaurs) were only able to fly once they reached full size, an assumption that was based on fossilized embryos found in China with "poorly developed wings".

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