Alexander Kellner http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/40818/all en Remains of huge fossilized flying reptile displayed in Rio http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/remains-huge-fossilized-flying-reptile-displayed-rio <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The fossilized remains of a huge prehistoric flying reptile was unveiled Wednesday at the Rio de Janeiro National Museum where an international congress on the extinct species is to be held in May.</p> <p>"What makes it particularly special is that it is the most complete fossil ever found, with virtually the entire skeleton and even the skull preserved," said Alexander Kellner, a paleontologist of the Rio Federal University as he presented a life-size mock-up of the pterosaur or "winged lizard." The creature has a wingspan of 8.2 meters (27 feet).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/remains-huge-fossilized-flying-reptile-displayed-rio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexander Kellner Herpetology Mesozoic AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 01:01:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5789336 at http://www.globalpost.com