Story: Fossils

Dinosaur and pterosaur fossils

Dinosaur and pterosaur fossils

These diagrams show the skeletons of two types of dinosaur (ornithopod and theropod) and a pterosaur (flying reptile), and where fossil bone fragments fit into their reconstructed skeletons. The lower two examples are from Mangahouanga Stream, inland Hawke’s Bay, where New Zealand’s first dinosaur and pterosaur bones were unearthed.

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How to cite this page:

Hamish Campbell, 'Fossils - Terrestrial fossils', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/9038/dinosaur-and-pterosaur-fossils (accessed 28 September 2021)

Story by Hamish Campbell, published 12 Jun 2006