Ropen-Pterodactyl in Utah and Arizona?

Note that the phrase “flying dinosaur” is technically inaccurate, for pterosaurs are not actually dinosaurs. Some persons call them “prehistoric birds” or “pterodactyls,” although that’s also incorrect terminology. The ropen is considered, by some cryptozoologists, to be a modern Rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur. Three things set the featherless ropens apart from bats: Long tails (Finschhafen-1944 sighting estimate: 10-15+ …

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Pterosaurs are not Manta Rays

No offense to cryptozoologists who might want to believe in the following interpretation of Manta rays, but those fish are nothing like what eyewitnesses see when they report flying creatures they call “pterodacyls.” Jumping fishes, even the strange Manta rays, look far different, completely different, and they fall back into the sea within a very few seconds. Also, those fish do not …

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New Zealand Pterosaur

When we think about a frightening featherless flying creature in New Zealand, we might think of the upcoming movie The Hobbit. After all, a critical character in that film will be Smaug the dragon, and shooting is taking place in New Zealand. But it seems a nonfiction character lives in New Zealand, although it may …

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Flying Fox and Pterosaur Sightings

In Papua New Guinea, and in surrounding countries in that part of the world, the flying fox fruit bat, with many species, is prevalent. Some of those bigger “Old World” bats may attain wingspans of over four feet, really big for a bat. But what does the flying fox bat have to do with modern dinosaurs …

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