An ancient flying reptile with a bizarre, butterfly-like head has been unearthed in Brazil. The newfound reptile species, Caiuajara dobruskii, lived about 80 million years ago in an ancient desert oasis. The beast sported a strange bony crest on its head that looked like the wings of a butterfly, and had the wingspan needed to take flight at a very young age.

An ancient flying reptile with a bizarre, butterfly-like head has been unearthed in Brazil. The newfound reptile species, Caiuajara dobruskii, lived about 80 million years ago in an ancient desert oasis. The beast sported a strange bony crest on its head that looked like the wings of a butterfly, and had the wingspan needed to take flight at a very young age.

Carcharocles megalodon Snacking on a Platybelodon in Miocene Waters. This image depicts the probably rare but plausible encounter between the giant shark Carcharocles (jaw diameter estimated at eleven feet) and a medium-sized proboscidean, Platybelodon.

Carcharocles megalodon Snacking on a Platybelodon in Miocene Waters. This image depicts the probably rare but plausible encounter between the giant shark Carcharocles (jaw diameter estimated at eleven feet) and a medium-sized proboscidean, Platybelodon.

When a bacterium such as E. coli is "gently lysed" the chromosomal DNA  leaks out of the cell as a continuous molecule that is many times longer than the length of the cell.

When a bacterium such as E. coli is "gently lysed" the chromosomal DNA leaks out of the cell as a continuous molecule that is many times longer than the length of the cell.

The pterosaur known as Ikrandraco avatar may have stored food in a throat pouch similar to a pelican's.

Ancient 'Dragon' Pterosaur Flew Right Out of 'Avatar'

The pterosaur known as Ikrandraco avatar may have stored food in a throat pouch similar to a pelican's.

pleistocene animals | Identifying Pleistocene animals from Malta, courtesy of paleocreations ...

pleistocene animals | Identifying Pleistocene animals from Malta, courtesy of paleocreations ...

Western North America hosted a remarkable diversity of dinosaurs, and among the most diverse clades was the Chasmosaurinae, a group of large, horned dinosaurs.

Fresh Look At Museum's Fossils Reveals New Dinosaur Species

Western North America hosted a remarkable diversity of dinosaurs, and among the most diverse clades was the Chasmosaurinae, a group of large, horned dinosaurs.

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