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Mystery species of prehistoric flying reptile found amongst museum fossils

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Roy Smith made a surprising discovery while searching through 100-year-old fossil collections from the UK – a new mystery species of pterosaur, unlike anything seen before.

Period10 Nov 2020 → 16 Nov 2020

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TitleStudent finds new species of pterosaur
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletEuro Weekly News
Media typeWeb
CountrySpain
Date16/11/20
DescriptionRoy Smith spotted differences in the fossils found in Cambridgeshire, which were initially thought to be shark spines, which led him to find that they were actually fragments of the jaws of prehistoric ‘flying lizards’ with no teeth
Producer/AuthorJennifer Leighfield
URLhttps://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/11/16/student-finds-new-species-of-pterosaur/
PersonsRoy Smith
TitleSurprising discovery by paleontologists: a fossil shark becomes a mysterious pterosaur.
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletWirtschaftsblatt-BG
Media typeWeb
CountryBulgaria
Date15/11/20
DescriptionWhen searching 100-year-old collections of fossils from the United Kingdom, paleontologists made a surprising discovery - a new, mysterious species of pterosaur such as has never been seen before.
Producer/AuthorRainer Proksch
URLhttps://www.wirtschaftsblatt-bg.com/wissenschaft/uberraschende-entdeckung-der-palaontologen-fossiler-hai-wird-zum-geheimnisvollen-pterosaurier/
PersonsRoy Smith
Title'Shark spines' found in a mine 100 years ago are bits of pterosaur jaw
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletBig World Tale
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date15/11/20
DescriptionA mystery species of toothless pterosaur has been identified among century-old fossil collections — where its jaw fragments had been mistaken for shark fin spines.
URLhttps://bigworldtale.com/science/shark-spines-found-in-a-mine-100-years-ago-are-bits-of-pterosaur-jaw/
PersonsRoy Smith
TitleMysterious Pterosaur Fossil Passed For A Shark Until Its Toothless Jaws Gave It Away
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletSyfy Wire
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date14/11/20
DescriptionWhen a strange and unidentified species of toothless pterosaur flew out of museum collections that had been gathering dust for at least a hundred years, it had been previously mistaken for a shark because its jaw appeared to be a spine from an ancient shark
Producer/AuthorElizabeth Rayne
URLhttps://www.syfy.com/syfywire/mysterious-pterosaur-fossil-mistaken-for-shark
PersonsRoy Smith
TitleShark fossil turns into mysterious pterosaur
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletGlobedia Guatemala
Media typeWeb
CountryGuatemala
Date13/11/20
DescriptionA new species of pterosaur has been discovered by paleontologist Roy Smith of the University of Portsmouth, while searching 100-year-old collections of fossils in the UK
URLgt.globedia.com/fosil-tiburon-convierte-misterioso-pterosaurio
PersonsRoy Smith
TitleShark fossil is actually unknown pterosaur
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletPress From
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date13/11/20
DescriptionPalaeontologists have made a surprising discovery while searching through 100-year-old fossil collections from the UK – a new mystery species of pterosaur, unlike anything seen before.
URLhttps://pressfrom.info/br/noticias/mundo/-198273-fossil-de-tubarao-e-na-verdade-de-pterossauro-desconhecido.html
PersonsRoy Smith
TitleScientists Stumble Upon New Mysterious Species of Flying Reptile Among 'Shark' Fossils
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletIBTimes Singapore
Media typeWeb
CountrySingapore
Date12/11/20
DescriptionPaleontologists discovered a new species of pterosaur among reliquiae that were thought to be fossils of shark spines
Producer/AuthorJeevan Biswas
URLhttps://www.ibtimes.sg/scientists-accidentally-stumble-upon-new-species-flying-dinosaur-among-shark-fossils-53272
PersonsRoy Smith
TitleAncient Fossils Belonged to Toothless Pterosaurs and a New Species
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletMysterious Universe
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date12/11/20
DescriptionWhen 100-million-year-old fossils were discovered over a century ago, they were wrongly identified. New research has revealed that the bones belonged to two toothless pterosaurs as well as a newly discovered species.
Producer/AuthorJocelyne LeBlanc
URLhttps://mysteriousuniverse.org/2020/11/ancient-fossils-belonged-to-toothless-pterosaurs-and-a-new-species/
PersonsRoy Smith
TitleSurprising find: a fossil shark turned into a mysterious pterosaur
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletClarín
Media typeWeb
CountryArgentina
Date11/11/20
DescriptionThe strange creature, unlike anything seen so far, was found among the fossil collections of the Sedgwick Museum in Cambridge
URLhttps://www.clarin.com/internacional/sorprendente-hallazgo-tiburon-fosil-convirtio-misterioso-pterosaurio_0_yJfPS7gnO.html
PersonsRoy Smith
TitleSplash FM Coverage
Media name/outletKBOT-FM
Media typeRadio
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date11/11/20
DescriptionRoy Smith has made a surprising discovery while searching through 100-year-old fossil collections from the UK – a new mystery species of pterosaur, unlike anything seen before.
URLtiny.cc/bwy3tz
PersonsRoy Smith
TitleScientist studying shark fossils instead discovers previously unknown winged reptile
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletThe Charlotte Observer
CountryUnited States
Date11/11/20
DescriptionThe new species of pterosaur — “the less well-known cousins of dinosaurs” — was discovered by accident when a scientist realized what was thought to be a fish fossil from North Africa was actually a “long slender toothless beak,” according to the University of Portsmouth
Producer/AuthorMark Price
URLhttps://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/nation-world/world/article247120856.html
PersonsRoy Smith
TitleThey discovered a fossil shark that was actually a mysterious pterosaur
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletSanjuan8.com
Media typeWeb
CountryArgentina
Date11/11/20
DescriptionA team of paleontologists made a surprising discovery by searching 100-year-old collections of fossils from the UK: a mysterious new species of pterosaur, unlike anything seen before
Producer/AuthorEuropa Press
URLhttps://www.sanjuan8.com/a-un-click/descubrieron-tiburon-fosil-realidad-misterioso-pterosaurio-11112020_PEwgvLWDg
PersonsRoy Smith
TitleFossil shark turned into mysterious pterosaur
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletRevista Bohemia
Media typeWeb
CountryCuba
Date11/11/20
DescriptionPaleontologists make a surprising discovery by searching 100-year-old fossil collections in the UK: a mysterious new species of pterosaur, unlike anything seen before
URLbohemia.cu/ciencia/2020/11/tiburon-fosil-convertido-en-misterioso-pterosaurio/
PersonsRoy Smith
TitleMysterious remains of ancient flying reptile found hidden among shark fossils
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletmsn
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date11/11/20
DescriptionCombing through a drawer of shark fossils early this year, Roy Smith made a surprising and thrilling discovery: remains of a flying reptile that lived more than 60 million years ago
URLhttps://www.msn.com/en-xl/asia/other/mysterious-remains-of-ancient-flying-reptile-found-hidden-among-shark-fossils/ar-BB1aTSK4?srcref=rss
PersonsRoy Smith
TitleNew Pterosaur Species Found Hiding in Plain Sight in Museum
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletSci-News.com
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date11/11/20
DescriptionA new re-examination of fossil material housed in the Sedgwick Museum of Cambridge and the Booth Museum at Brighton has revealed the fossilized jaw fragments from a new Cretaceous-period azhdarchid pterosaur previously identified as shark fin spines and fish jaws.
URLwww.sci-news.com/paleontology/azhdarchid-pterosaur-museum-09040.html
PersonsRoy Smith
TitleFossil Shark Inside Drawer Turns Out To Be Mysterious Flying Reptile Remains
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletInternational Business Times
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date11/11/20
DescriptionFor decades, 100-year-old fossils, of what was thought to be shark fins, had been lying inside one of the drawers in the Booth Museum of Natural History in Brighton, England. Plying among these fossils one day, Roy Smith made the astounding discovery that the bones belong to a species of prehistoric flying reptiles.
Producer/AuthorAthena Yenko
URLhttps://www.ibtimes.com/fossil-shark-inside-drawer-turns-out-be-mysterious-flying-reptile-remains-3080194
PersonsRoy Smith
TitleFossil shark turns in to mystery pterosaur
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletEarth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date11/11/20
DescriptionPalaeontologists have made a surprising discovery while searching through 100-year-old fossil collections from the UK - a new mystery species of pterosaur, unlike anything seen before.
URLhttps://www.terradaily.com/reports/Fossil_shark_turns_in_to_mystery_pterosaur_999.html
PersonsRoy Smith
TitleFossil Shark Turns In To Mystery Pterosaur
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletThe Archaeology News Network
Media typeWeb
CountryGreece
Date10/11/20
DescriptionPalaeontologists have made a surprising discovery while searching through 100-year-old fossil collections from the UK - a new mystery species of pterosaur, unlike anything seen before.
URLhttps://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2020/11/fossil-shark-turns-in-to-mystery.html
PersonsRoy Smith

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