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Old 09-15-2014, 09:28 PM
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I just saw this interesting article about a new ancient bird species
that was found in China and it looks a lot like a Banshee or Ikran,

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Ikrandraco avatar fossil discovered in China: This flying reptile had pelican-like throat pouch : SCIENCE : Tech Times
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:35 PM
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I wonder what it looked like. It seems kind of like an ikran except for the front limbs being much stronger than the back.
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Old 09-18-2014, 01:08 AM
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Cool! I wish I could ride one.
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Old 09-24-2014, 08:48 PM
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Wow that's tremendous! yeah, it would be nice to know what color it was, at least.

Iirc someone told me (a while ago) that there Is already a technology that allows to reconstruct the look of a creature based on its DNA... or something. As long as you have a bone, a nail, or anything organic it is - hypothetically - possible. I don't know the accuracy of it though. I am not a scientist, anyway
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Old 09-30-2014, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Neytirislover93 View Post
Hey Everyone!
Sorry for not posting for a few weeks

I just saw this interesting article about a new ancient bird species
that was found in China and it looks a lot like a Banshee or Ikran,

Here's the link.
Ikrandraco avatar fossil discovered in China: This flying reptile had pelican-like throat pouch : SCIENCE : Tech Times
It's not a bird, it's a pterosaur.

It's cool that the word "Ikran" was used in the species' taxonomic assignment, but it didn't look like an Ikran; how can anybody know what something looked like with nothing more than fossilized bones?

The other thing is, the head and neck of the Ikran is based on monitor lizards (varanids), which are a more advanced family of reptiles in the order squamata.



Pterosaurs are from a much older group of reptiles that obviously is no longer extant; the probability of a pterosaur having a monitor lizard head is virtually zero.
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That is a neat find though, maybe they will find more fossils of that species.
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