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Reply to Misidentification Conjectures

By Jonathan David Whitcomb Sometimes a person who is mostly ignorant of the overall eyewitness evidence of modern pterosaurs will speculate about misidentification. Many of those conjectures fall to one of the following two flying creatures: Frigate bird Flying fox fruit … Continue reading

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Perching Pterosaur, not Woodpecker

Dale A. Drinnon has another explanation for pterosaur sightings in Southern California. He now says it’s a woodpecker. In his blog post “Living Pterosaurs of Hollywood,” he says: This sounds like possibly another series of sightings of an outsized woodpecker … Continue reading

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No-Joke Pterosaurs in San Diego

This past November, on a clear evening at about 8:00 p.m., in the middle of San Diego, California, two men saw something flying in from the west. At first, they assumed it was a bird, but when it got closer … Continue reading

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Freakish Frigate Bird

Tales of pterosaurs are one thing; photos and videos of Frigate birds are another. The confusion between the two has become common enough to elicit a response here, for there is little actual resemblance. I now list web pages that … Continue reading

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