New Pterosaur Species With 480 Teeth Discovered In Germany

Balaenognathus maeuseri New Pterosaur Species

The remains of a new pterosaur species have been discovered in Bavaria, Germany.  The prehistoric flying reptile, which has been given the name Balaenognathus maeuseri, lived during the Jurassic Period. Its distinctive, spatula-shaped bill contained at least 480 needle-like teeth, which were likely used to filter particles of food from water.

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Mollusks Examples, Pictures & Facts, Different Types Of Mollusks

Mollusks Examples

Examples of mollusks include bivalves such as clams, oysters and scallops; gastropods such as slugs, snails, limpets, nudibranchs and sea hares; and cephalopods such as squid, cuttlefish, nautiluses and octopuses.

Less well-known examples of mollusks include chitons (class Polyplacophora), tusk shells (class Scaphopoda) and members of the classes Monoplacophora and Aplacophora.

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Types Of Animals – Major Animal Groups With Examples & Pictures

Types of Animals

Different types of animals include invertebrates such as sponges, flatworms, roundworms, cnidarians (jellyfish, anemones, etc.), mollusks (squid, octopuses, snails, clams, etc.), crustaceans, arachnids and insects; and vertebrates such as fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds.

On this page is a list of the major animal types, with pictures and facts on each. You’ll learn the differences between these animal groups, and improve your understanding of the entire animal kingdom!

Download the FREE accompanying question sheet to test your animal knowledge!

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Antarctic Animals List With Pictures & Facts, Species Found In Antarctica

Antarctic Animals

Antarctic animals list, with pictures and information. Discover the amazing animals that live in one of the world’s harshest environments. Introduction To Antarctic Animals Antarctica is a vast frozen continent at the far south of the world. It is covered in a thick layer of ice, and surrounded by the icy waters of the Southern …

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Animals Around The World – Discover Species From Every Continent

Animals Around The World

The world is home to a vast number of animals; there are over 1.5 million recognized living animal species, and likely millions more still to be discovered and named.

Animals first appeared in the sea over 600 million years ago, and subsequently evolved to live in the majority of Earth’s aquatic and terrestrial (land) habitats. Today, animals are found all around the world, from the rainforests of South America to the frozen shores of Antarctica, with every continent being home to a unique collection of species.

On this page is a continent-by-continent guide to animals around the world.

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