Researchers from the University of Leicester and the Geological Institute in Beijing have discovered the fossilised skull of a flying dinosaur and named it after none other than Shrewsbury€™s most famous son and naturalist Charles Darwin.
Darwinopterus, meaning Darwin€™s wing, is believed to be a pterodactyle, one of a number of dinosaurs that dominated the skies 220 to 65 million years ago. The discovery is thought to fill the large evolutionary gap identified in Charles Darwin€™s time between long-tailed and short-tailed pterosaurs.
The discovery was made in north-east China where more than 20 fossil skeletons were found in rocks about 160 million years old. Christening the exciting find Darwinopterus honours the 200th anniversary of Darwin€™s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his book On The Origin Of Species.
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