August 9, 2022



Fossil confiscated in police raid is one of the most complete pterosaur skeletons ever found

CNN World

Updated 2:00 PM ET, Wed August 25, 2021

(CNN) A discovery made during a police raid has been identified as the most complete fossil of a flying reptile from Brazil. The remains revealed new information about tapejarids, or pterosaurs that soared across the skies during the Early Cretaceous period between 100.5 million and 145 million years ago.

A study on the findings published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE.

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