Monday, March 12, 2012

Fossilised remains show ancient fish died in the act of eating flying reptile

Scientist have discovered the fossil remains of an ancient armoured fish in the act of snaring its prey.

The remarkable find, dug in Bavaria, south Germany are some 120 millions years old, and show that despite having wings to get away, the long-tailed pterosaur wasn't out of bounds for carnivorous fish, aspidorhynchus.

The flying reptile's wings were found in or around the mouths of their 25-inch fish predators, suggesting that they may have been reeled in wing-first.

These couldn't have been missed; their wingspan was some 27-inches.

Incredibly, one of the remains of the pterosaur has another, smaller fish, leptolepides, seemingly lodged in it's throat. Read More

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