Sharovipteryx (known until 1981 as Podopteryx, “foot wing”), was an early gliding reptile, from the middle-late Triassic period (230-225 mya).   It was approximately eight in (20 cm) long, with an extremely long  tail, and weighed about 7.5 g. It may have been closely related, or  perhaps even ancestral, to pterosaurs, although this remains controversial. Unlike pterosaurs, its main flight  membrane was stretched between long back legs rather than its very  short front limbs… (read more: Wikipedia)  
(image: Nobu Tamura)

Sharovipteryx (known until 1981 as Podopteryx, “foot wing”), was an early gliding reptile, from the middle-late Triassic period (230-225 mya).  It was approximately eight in (20 cm) long, with an extremely long tail, and weighed about 7.5 g. It may have been closely related, or perhaps even ancestral, to pterosaurs, although this remains controversial. Unlike pterosaurs, its main flight membrane was stretched between long back legs rather than its very short front limbs… (read more: Wikipedia)  

(image: Nobu Tamura)

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