Gallery: 115 Million-Year-Old Flying Dinosaur Named for 5-Year-Old Disc...


There are undoubtedly millions of kids around the world who love dinosaurs, but there are far fewer who explore remains and fossils themselves. However in 2009, then 5-year-old Daisy Morris was walking along a beach at the Isle of Wight in the UK when she stumbled across “tiny little black bones sticking out of the mud and decided to dig a bit further and scoop them all out.” After Daisy and her parents consulted with an expert, the fossil was determined to be the 115 million-year-old remains of an entirely unknown species of small flying reptile—or pterosaur—that has now been dubbed Vectidraco daisymorrisae.

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