Pterosaurs and bats have always been pterosaurs and bats!
Published: 11 February 2006 (GMT+10)
“For use in understanding the evolution of vertebrate flight, the early record of pterosaurs and bats is disappointing: Their most primitive representatives are fully transformed as capable fliers.”1
The photographs below show that bats have always been bats.
- Sereno, Paul C., The evolution of dinosaurs, Science 284(5423):2137–2147 (quote on p. 2143), June 25, 1999. Sereno goes on to claim that birds evolved from dinosaurs—see Archaeoraptor: Phony “feathered” fossil for evidence against this theory. Return to text.