SANTIAGO – Chilean scientists have introduced the invention of the first-ever southern hemisphere stays of a sort of Jurassic-era “winged lizard” often called a pterosaur. Fossils of the dinosaur which lived some 160 million years in the past in what’s immediately the Atacama desert, had been unearthed in 2009. They’ve now been confirmed to be of a rhamphorhynchine pterosaur — the primary such creature to be present in Gondwana, the prehistoric supercontinent that later fashioned the southern hemisphere landmasses.Researcher Jhonatan Alarcon of the College of Chile mentioned the creatures had a wingspan of as much as two meters, an extended tail, and pointed snout. “We present that the distribution of animals on this group was wider than identified so far,” he added.
The invention was additionally “the oldest identified pterosaur present in Chile,” the scientists reported within the scientific journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica.