Icarosaurus

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Icarosaurus

 

The only specimen of this gliding reptile, consisting of the front part of the body and the hones of one wing, was discovered in 1961 and was subsequently extensively studied by the American Museum of Natural History in New York,USA. It appears to be closely related to Kuehrteosaurus from England and has a similar wing structure. walking dinosaur costume

 

Icarosaurus

 

Features: Named after the son of Deadalus in Greek mythology, who tried to fly using manufactured wings, this is another of the Triassic diapsids specialized for flight. Like its relative Kuehneosaurus its wings are supported by extensions of the ribs that held a gliding membrane. In 1991 yet another flying diapsid, this one with a longer neck, was found in the same age of rocks in Virginia. It has yet to be named.

 

The thalattosaurs (ocean lizards) were a widespread grouf) of marine diapsid reptiles. They are known from California, USA, across Canada, Europe and China. They are fairly small animals and all tended to have the same eel-like body shape and long swimming tails. Apart front the fact that they were diapsids,their exact relationship to the rest of the reptile class is uncertain.

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