Artist's impression of baby pterodactyl hatching and stretching its little wings ahead of taking off. The blue eyes are a nice touch. James Brown

Baby Pterodactyls Could Fly From Birth and Didn’t Need Coddling

Old thinking: They had tiny wings like baby bats and chicks. New thinking: No they didn’t, and since they could take wing right after hatching, they may not have needed parental protection

Baby pterosaurs could fly the moment they hatched from the egg, argues a new paper based on analysis of 19 fossil baby pterosaurs in China.

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