ズンガリプテルス Dsungaripterus オーストラリア恐竜大陸

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和名:ズンガリプテルス

世界共通発音:ジャンガリプテラス jungahripter-us

命名意味:Junggar Basin Wing

 

分類所属:

Pterosauria / Pterodactyloidea / Family: Dsungaripteridae

First Described:1964 / Found: AsiaChina, AfricaTanzania

/ Wingspan: 3m / Weght: 20kg

/ Food: Shellfish / Young: Eggs

/ Lived: Late JurassicEarly Cretaceous 150100 mya

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恐竜説明:

Unusual discoveries are quite frequent in the fossil record. New animals and plants continue to surprise scientists with their size and shape. Bizarre creatures are sometimes the norm! Their strangeness often comes about as a result of having to find new and remarkable ways to search for food or to compete for a place to live.                              

Dsungaripterus certainly looks extraordinary. It was a fairly large pterodactyl with a big head and relatively slim body. A long, low crest ran along the middle of its head from just behind the beaked snout and extended into a prong over the back of its neck. The front of the jaws curved upwards to give the animal a unique appearance. There were no teeth at the front of the jaws but the cheek teeth were very sturdy and rather peg‑like.

It seems that Dsungaripterus was fond of shellfish: the upturned beak was used to prise the shells from rocks, while the back teeth simply crushed the outer shell to extract the meat from inside.

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