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95 million year old reptile

Taylor Dorsey Biology

Taylor Dorsey

on 29 April 2010

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Biology Project 95 Million Year old fossil A 95 year old fossilized jaw was discovered recently,
it was the jaw of a Aetodactylus halli. Objectives and Main Ideas Who discovered it?
When was it discovered?
Where was it discovered?
Explain the Reptile.

Who discovered it? The person who dscovered the
pterodactyl and named it is, Timothy S. Myers. It is a really rare pterosaur andthe youngest in that family. Myers is a postdoctoral fellow at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. When was it Discovered? The famous and youngest of the pterodactyl familys
jaw fossil of 95 years old was found on April 26th, 2010. Illustration of Jaw Where was it discovered? The jaw was discovered in Texas. This is the second one found ever, both of them were found in texas.
Much of texas was once submerged under the western interior seaway. The massive sea split North America from the gulf of mexico to the arctic ocean many millions of years ago. Explain the Reptile. Aetodactylus Halli, had a wing span of about nine feet. It definitely was the biggest
pterodactyl. They called it a medium sized. The fossil of the jaw was found where an old ocean used to be,
they arent sure how it died. They think that it was fishing in the ocean and fell. Myers named the reptile after
Lance hall, who found the first specimen in 2006.
SOURCES http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/04/100427131359.htm

INTERESTING Fact Myers said, " I was scanning the exposure and noticed what at first
i thought was a piece of oyster shell spanning across a small erosion valley,
Hall recalls of the discovery. " Only about an inch or two was exposed. I almost
passed it up thinking it was oyster, but realized it was more tan colored like bone.
I started uncovering it and realized it was the jaw to something -- bit I had
no idea what. it was upside down and when i turned over the snout portion
it was nothing but a long row of teeth sockets, which was very exciting. "
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