4.1" Pterosaurs Partial Phalanx (Wing Bone)- Kansas

 
 
 
This is a 4.1" section of a Pterosaurs (Phalanx) wing bone. Pterosaurs (flying reptiles) were the first vertebrates to take wing and evolved during the Late Triassic. Almost all of the known remains of Pteranodon come from the Smoky Hill Chalk of west Kansas. A few are found in the overlying Pierre Shale in Kansas, South Dakota and Wyoming. They were superbly adapted for flight, with hollow, air-filled bones, a relatively large, birdlike brain and membranous wings that were supported by the elongated fourth finger of each hand.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Pterosaur
LOCATION
Western Kansas
FORMATION
Niobrara Formation, Smoky Hill Chalk
SIZE
4.1
ITEM
#61452
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