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Dsungaripterus weii

a pterosaur from the early Cretaceous of China, with a three metre wingspan. This is a mounted skeleton strung in mid-air. For those interested in palaeontology, the Palaeozoological Museum Of China is absolutely outstanding. The museum is on three floors, the lower one for dinosaurs including several fully-mounted skeletons (the displays are a mix of real fossils and casts) and fossil fish, the next floor for more dinosaurs and birds, and the third for mammals. Really fascinating fossils here, although unfortunately all the signage is in Chinese apart for the scientific names. Visited September 2013.

Dsungaripterus weii
Chlidonias, 27 May 2015
    • Chlidonias
      a pterosaur from the early Cretaceous of China, with a three metre wingspan. This is a mounted skeleton strung in mid-air.

      For those interested in palaeontology, the Palaeozoological Museum Of China is absolutely outstanding. The museum is on three floors, the lower one for dinosaurs including several fully-mounted skeletons (the displays are a mix of real fossils and casts) and fossil fish, the next floor for more dinosaurs and birds, and the third for mammals. Really fascinating fossils here, although unfortunately all the signage is in Chinese apart for the scientific names.

      Visited September 2013.
    • TeaLovingDave
      I know and love these skeletons well; in the early 1990's several casts of taxa held by this musuem were part of a "Dinosaurs of China" exhibition which toured the world - I saw the exhibition when it visited the Yorkshire Museum.

      Along with the skulls belonging to this taxon photographed below, this skeleton was one of those represented.

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    The Paleozoological Museum of China
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