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05-06-2014, 12:21 AM
RE: YOUR FOSSILS - Official or Favorites
Supposed to be some good sites in WA.
Camping an fossil finding weekend sound like as blast, as nerdy as that sounds. And you get the zero light pollution astronomy too boot.

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05-06-2014, 12:48 AM
RE: YOUR FOSSILS - Official or Favorites
(04-06-2014 10:56 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  Oh, and Kim, you said your Pteranodon ruled the skies?
That honour goes to Quetzalcoatlus.


Half the size of the Quetzalcoatlus, the Pteranodon could venture far out, skimming for food over the vast inland sea that covered Kansas where several of the Pteranodon skeleton fossils have turned up... but none of the giant Quetzalcoatlus so far.

We apparently didn't get the larger Quetzalcoatlus this far out over the ocean. Kind of makes sense that such large creatures would need to conserve energy. Looks like the Quetzalcoatlus soared over the swamps more but were also more agile walking on the ground.
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Current research concludes the Quetzalcoatlus were more likely terrestrial stalkers, similar to modern storks, and probably hunted small vertebrates on land or in small streams. Not enough land where Kansas was. The first Quetzalcoatlus fossils were discovered in Texas and dated to around 68 million years ago.

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05-06-2014, 03:27 AM
RE: YOUR FOSSILS - Official or Favorites
(04-06-2014 08:45 PM)cjlr Wrote:  
(04-06-2014 08:29 PM)Chas Wrote:  If by 'here' you mean Sudbury - no shit, they were pulverized by a meteor.

The impact is certainly recent, as these things go; ~35 Mya IIRC. But the basal rock is nonetheless bereft of fossils, seeing as how no inland species existed when it was formed...

True, dat.

But that's the shield rock. I just trying to pin down where you meant by 'here'.

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