Taking to
the Skies

Many ancient beasts started taking to the skies in the Mesozoic era and later periods. Join us as we study the ancestry of birds.

The land and sea weren’t the only significant aspects of ancient geography. Creatures started taking to the skies back then, many of which form part of the famous pterosaurs. There were also non-avian dinosaurs that some scientists believed could fly, such as archeopteryx. The study of these flying reptiles and other feathered animals is called Paleornithology.

The skies held other secrets and elements too, which are studied in paleoclimatology. This subject uses what we find in fossils and rocks from prehistoric geography to show us what the climate was like at the time of the dinosaurs. It also shows if there were any significant events that happened to affect the climate.

The articles below will cover both these aspects and anything else related to the skies during ancient times. You can expect plenty of content on flying reptiles, and can see this section as our special prehistoric aviary. If any scientific updates arise concerning these magnificent beasts, you’ll also find the news here.

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