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Two massive specimens were found fossilized in the Plottier Formation, in the province of Mendoza, and had a wingspan of nine and seven metres respectively.
The animals are azhdarchids, paleontologists have confirmed.
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“Azhdarchids were known for their very large skulls — sometimes larger than their bodies — as well as their hyper-elongated necks and short, robust bodies,” Ortiz David said.
“There is no indication in the fossil remains of a degree of parental relationship,” .
“However, it can be confirmed that both specimens are of different sizes, and that the smaller one is a juvenile-subadult, and that they were together when they died more than 86 million years ago.”
Bone scarring suggests one may have encountered a crocodile.
Pterosaurs are the earliest vertebrates known to evolve powered flight.