Tupandactylus navigans

Researchers have unearthed one of the best-preserved fossils of Tupandactylus navigans in Brazil. The specimen even had soft tissues alongside bones. The fossil was preserved across 6 square-cut limestone slabs. The finding revealed this species to have had terrestrial foraging lifestyle. It is capable of undertaking powered flight and had a significantly large crest on its chin.
Tapejarids are an Early Cretaceous subgroup of flying reptiles known as pterosaurs. They are known for their large head crests. Their fossils are found in large numbers in Brazil. Most of these specimens only have partial remains.


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