Kōrero: 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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GNS Science
Photograph by Alastair McLean

Permission of GNS Science must be obtained before any use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Hamish Campbell, 'Fossils - Terrestrial fossils', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9038/dinosaur-and-pterosaur-fossils (accessed 21 February 2024)

He kōrero nā Hamish Campbell, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006