The archaic giant creature flying gracefully in the breeze 65 million years ago was fine until the weather changed from a balmy breeze to a crushing storm wind. At least that is what scientists are saying.
Some scientists have said that the pterosaurs, also known as pterodactyls may not have flown at all. All of this despite its reputed 12m wing span. Strength and aerodynamic tests have cast doubts on the creature’s ability to even leave the ground.
However through good fortune amongst the elements the Pterosaurs survived the Mesozoic era 220 to 65 million years ago. The researchers have discovered that the Pterosaurs were stunningly adapted for certain types of flight.