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Discovery of dinosaur fossil in Scotland could be ancestor of pterodactyl

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The evolutionary secrets of a 230-million-year-old fossil reptile have been revealed, after a century of it being “locked inside a block of stone”.

Researchers used powerful X-ray scans to examine the fossil, found a century ago in Scotland.

Their study produced the first full skeleton reconstruction of the creature Scleromochlus.

Scientists say the small fossil is the ancestor of the great, winged pterodactyl.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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