amber inclusion archive

Baby pterosaurs in amber

It is not easy identifying pterosaur fossils and so many suspected pieces of pterosaur are not shown on this site, some pieces must be examined in person to truly appreciate them. The baby below is in a very large piece of amber that had dozens of pterosaur inclusions including a partial skull that is approximately 5cms long, when examining ambers one always wonders how certain creatures became trapped and in this case we can see a few baby pterosaurs in the amber including the one in the picture and so perhaps one of their parents came to rescue them and lost their head in the amber.

Baby pterosaur

This particular fossil inclusion is suspected to be a newly born, of course with this piece it is hard to say whether it is a pterosaur or not until it undergoes micro CT scanning, the head and a claw are clearly visible and it was found in the same amber pit that many of our other pterosaurs were found.

Baby pterosaur in amber

Pterosaurs are a major focus and we have found many them in eggs, as hatchlings and juveniles, we expect to collect many more and hopefully find an adult so please bookmark this page and come back again if you would like to see the new pterosaur family members.

Baby pterosaur emerges from egg in amber

Pterosaurs are a major focus and we have found many them in eggs, as hatchlings and juveniles, we expect to collect many more and hopefully find an adult so please bookmark this page and come back again if you would like to see the new pterosaur family members.