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