Podopteryx mirabilis

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Podopteryx mirabilis The species that is the probable ancestor of the Pterosauria. Unlike them it was a glider, relying on the large membrane stretched between its hind legs and tail. It is known from the Lower Triassic of Soviet Kirgizstan. The name means ‘wonderful foot-wing’, derived from the Greek pod-, ‘foot’, and pteron, ‘wing’, and the Latin mirabilis, ‘wonderful’.

Podopteryx mirabilis

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Podopteryx mirabilis Named ‘marvellous foot wing’, this is the species that is the probable ancestor of the pterosaurs. Unlike them it was a glider, relying on the large membrane stretched between its hind legs and tail. It is known from the Lower Triassic of Soviet Kirgizstan.