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Longisquama insignis

Longisquama insignis One of the first archosaurs (Archosauria) that is known to have been able to glide or parachute. Described from Soviet Kirgizstan in the 1970s, Longisquama is noted for the development of elongate paired scales along its back, the anterior (nuchal) ones resembling feathers. It is recorded from sediments of Triassic age.

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Longisquama insignis

Longisquama insignis One of the first archosaurs known to have the ability to glide or parachute. Described from Soviet Kirgizstan in the 1970s, Longisquama is noted for the development of elongate paired scales along its back; its Latin name means ‘remarkable long scale’. It is recorded from sediments of Triassic age.

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"Longisquama insignis." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Retrieved August 23, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/longisquama-insignis