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Pterosaurs in amber

The pterosaur in the picture below is from a historically controversial piece of amber that was first acquired in the belief that it was a tiny enanthiornithine in amber. There are feathers present and visible on both the tiny bird named Romeo and his parents who are partially present in the amber above him. The first confirmations that it is a pterosaur came from Professor Meehan's micro ct renderings which also helped us understand the mother/father role in this scene. If you look carefully at Romeo in the picture below you will see that underneath him are the bones of the fingers of the wing claw of a parent bird that perhaps was trying to save Romeo from the amber. Amber flows suggest that the amber probablty caught Romeo in a tree hollow and that the parents could not bring him out quickly enough, on the surface of the amber you can see the clear venation of a fossil leaf on the surface of the amber. The leaf was not removed from the amber as it is already sad in many cases that amber specimens are ground down and have windows created to help assist clearer viewing of important inclusions within.

 pterosaur in amber
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Here is an example, this pterosaur is the most common pterosaur in Burmite and specimens come in numerous sizes and social interaction groups in amber.

pterossauro em âmbar pterosaur ni Amber PTEROSAUR NA AMBER PTEROSAUR IN AMBER פּטעראָסאַור אין בורשטין pterosaur mewn ambr pterosaur trong hổ phách امبر میں پتروساس ПЕРЕХОДА В ЯНТАРЕ 앰버에있는 범인 アンペア PTEROSAUR I AMBER एम्बर में पेंटोसॉर פטרוזאור בענבר PTEROSAUR EN AMBRE 龙之王 龍之王 มังกรในอำพัน ፖርዮሰርቶ በበርበሪ التيروصور، إلى داخل، العنبر pterosaur në qelibar