Were pterosaurs too big to fly?

日期:2017-11-17 08:00:05 作者:公冶拊 阅读:

By Devin Powell SORRY, Superman. The largest animal capable of soaring across the sky unaided could have weighed no more than a labrador. Or so says some controversial research which claims to cast doubt on the flying ability of the quarter-tonne pterosaur. Katsufumi Sato of the University of Tokyo, Japan, travelled to the Crozet Islands, halfway between Madagascar and Antarctica. He attached accelerometers, the size of AA batteries, to the wings of 28 birds from five large species, including the world’s biggest flying bird, the wandering albatross. Unlike turkeys or bustards,