Enigmatic dinosaur precursors bridge the gap to the origin of Pterosauria

@article{Ezcurra2020EnigmaticDP,
  title={Enigmatic dinosaur precursors bridge the gap to the origin of Pterosauria},
  author={M. Ezcurra and S. Nesbitt and M. Bronzati and Fabio M Dalla Vecchia and F. Agnol{\'i}n and R. Benson and F. Briss{\'o}n Egli and S. F. Cabreira and Serjoscha W. Evers and Adriel R. Gentil and R. Irmis and A. Martinelli and F. Novas and L{\'u}cio Roberto da Silva and N. Smith and M. Stocker and A. Turner and M. Langer},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2020},
  pages={1-5}
}
Pterosaurs were the first vertebrates to evolve powered flight 1 and comprised one of the main evolutionary radiations in terrestrial ecosystems of the Mesozoic era (approximately 252–66 million years ago), but their origin has remained an unresolved enigma in palaeontology since the nineteenth century 2 – 4 . These flying reptiles have been hypothesized to be the close relatives of a wide variety of reptilian clades, including dinosaur relatives 2 – 8 , and there is still a major morphological… Expand
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