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Petrified puke shows that ancient winged reptiles purged

A fossil of Kunpengopterus sinensis associated with a pellet, from the Late Jurassic Linglongta Locality of China.

A young pterosaur and the pellet (dark brown circle, left) of fish scales it regurgitated shortly before its death have been preserved in stone for more than 100 million years. Credit: J. Shunxing et al./Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B

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Nature 602, 365 (2022)



  1. Jiang, S. et al. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B (2022).

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