Drunk Museum Review: Why You Shouldn't Drink And Fly A Pterosaur

Tonight we're introducing a new feature: Drunk Museum Reviews. We love museums. We love drinking. Why not combine the two for the best weekend plans there are? This week: alcohol laws, the American Museum of Natural History, and me drunk-flying a pterosaur to its doom. » 9/08/14 2:00am 9/08/14 2:00am

Let Adorable Children Teach You How to Pronounce Pterosaur Names

From the American Museum of Natural History comes this video of kids absolutely schooling us on how to pronounce the names of pterosaurs. They're way cooler than most of us were at their age, I'm sure. » 8/26/14 3:00am 8/26/14 3:00am

Massive Fossilized Pterosaur Colony 'Most Important Ever Found'

Well-preserved fossils of pterosaurs are extremely hard to come by, which makes this recent find of 40 male and female individuals all the more incredible. Along with the discovery of a spectacular new crested species, paleontologists have also found the first 3-dimensional fossilized pterosaur eggs. » 6/06/14 8:40am 6/06/14 8:40am

Pterosaurs have 27-feet wingspans, are named after 9-year-old girls

Dinosaurs usually hog all the prehistoric attention, but their winged cousins the pterosaurs are enjoying some newfound notoriety after big fossil discoveries in places as far afield as Brazil and the UK's Isle of Wight. The latter discovery gets extra points for adorableness, as the pterosaur fossil's discover and… » 3/24/13 3:00pm 3/24/13 3:00pm

New Canadian coin features the incredibly badass Quetzalcoatlus — and

As part of its 'Prehistoric Creatures' series, the Royal Canadian Mint is releasing a super neat new quarter featuring the awkwardly majestic Quetzalcoatlus — a pterosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous of North America about 65 million years ago. A particularly cool feature of the coin is that it glows in the… » 2/07/13 7:30am 2/07/13 7:30am

What would the world be like if pterosaurs and humans coexisted today?…

And on how many continents would we encounter them? How might they adapt to the global distribution of humans? Would they populate our cities in the form of scavenging pterosaur-gangs? What would they eat — and would humans be on the menu? » 5/11/12 8:10am 5/11/12 8:10am

What would life be like if pterosaurs were alive today?

Paleontologists don't always speculate about the existence of gigantic, winged reptiles living alongside humans in the 21st century, but when they do, they back that speculation up with plenty of scientific evidence. » 5/10/12 9:00am 5/10/12 9:00am

Pterosaurs were pre-historic pole vaulters

The scientific community has debated whether or not pterosaurs could fly for years. A new theory suggests that these winged creatures may have pole vaulted on their own wings to get airborne. » 11/16/10 6:20am 11/16/10 6:20am