Our perception of flying reptlies is wrong

Published on September 29th, 2011 | by Admin

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A new study has revealed that our common perception of how flying reptiles, such as pterosaurs, flew has been wrong all this time.

The new research suggested that estimates of pterosaur wing size and shape have been wrong, and that, mechanically, the wings would have had to be crescent-shaped and angled much farther forward on the body than has been thought.

“Something as big a pterosaur is really pushing the limits of what’s possible. That’s what’s interesting from an engineering point of view,” study researcher Colin Palmer was quoted by LiveScience.

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Story: PTI | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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