Cryptozoology and PterosaursIn general, this is not about biology and fossils. Sighting reports of pterosaurs make this a study in cryptozoology. (And dinosaurs are distinct from pterosaurs, which are sometimes called "pterodactyls.")
Modern PterosaurWithout any preconceived notions about precisely how a modern pterosaur might or might not differ from one known from typical pterosaur fossils, let us be open minded in the study of these sightings.
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I highly recommend this blog post: Live Pterosaurs and Science We now have 74 sightings with wingspan estimates, up from the 57 that were analyzed about one year ago. The updated database includes the earlier sighting reports, as they were combined … Continue reading
The hoax I mention is in an 1856 issue of The Illustrated London News, in the article about the pterodactyl that stumbled out of a railway tunnel after a drilling explosion or manual digging. I see little need to examine … Continue reading
Again the subject of a hoax or hoaxes has come up in regard to accounts of modern pterosaurs. There seems to be no end of refutations for the “hoax hypothesis,” as it has been called. Statistics from years of eyewitness … Continue reading
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
I know that I recently wrote something closely related to this subject of wingspan estimates in “Pterosaur News for Early December.” I there gave a brief statistical analysis of the 57 wingspan estimates that now need further examination. This comes … Continue reading