This creature belongs to the family of pterosaurs, the oldest known vertebrates capable of flying, has long jaws and eats in a manner similar to ducks and flamingos, and was found in Germany.
The research was led by Professor David Martell of the University of Portsmouth, and involved paleontologists from England, Germany and Mexico.
Professor Martell said: “The jaws of this pterosaur were really long and lined with tiny, tiny, hooked teeth, with small spaces between them.”
He added: “The most remarkable thing is that some of the teeth have hooks at the end, which we have never seen before in pterosaurs. These small hooks would have been used to catch small shrimp that the pterosaur likely fed on.”
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