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Friday, April 29, 2016

How 'dragons' were able to fly: Scientists discover secrets of supersized seabirds with a 26ft wing span who lived millions of years ago

For a century and a half, scientists have been baffled by pelagornithids - the prehistoric seabirds with 'tooth-like' points on their beaks and wingspans similar to a light aircraft.
Fossils of the monstrous birds - often referred to as dragons - have been found from Portugal to Chile, and reveal that they had wingspans of up to 24ft.
Now two researchers believe they have finally found an answer to the question scientists have been asking for 150 years - and worked out how the fearsome creatures ever managed to fly, The Sunday Times reports.

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