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Rhamphorhynchoid Pterosaurs and Ropens

The pterosaur suborder of Rhamphorhynchoidea, those long-tailed featherless flying creatures—they’re also called basal pterosaurs. For generations, many scientists have assumed that they became extinct, at least for most of their species, before the last of the Pterodactyloid pterosaurs dominated the … Continue reading

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Possible Pterosaurs in Southern California Storm Drains

I don’t mean to limit this to the underground drainage lines that take rain water quickly to the ocean. I also include the rivers and open storm channels that run through some areas of Southern California. Apparently at least a … Continue reading

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Is the Ropen a Myth?

What is a myth? I think of it as an old fiction. But two ingredients there seem to be in what makes something a myth. It is very old or an old story It is restricted to a particular part … 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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More Recent Sighting Reports of Pterosaurs

The sightings themselves are not all recent, but the reports are “Pterodactyl” in California Well, I think it rather obvious what people mean when they describe the wings of a flying creature as like those of a bat: The wings … Continue reading

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Another “Pterodactyl” in California

I’m not yet finished with the subject of Marfa Lights in Texas, but they can be set aside, I suppose, for a moment. We have another report, from the Facebook Group “Living Pterosaurs.” It’s not new news, coming from a … Continue reading

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Flying Creature in San Fernando Valley

A report of a large flying creature in Sherman Oaks, California, suggests similarities to the ropen of Papua New Guinea. A man reported the creature after he and his girlfriend observed it while taking a walk at about 10:30 p.m., on September … Continue reading

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