A new species of Pterosaurs that lived during the age of the dinosaurs 95 million years ago has been discovered by the researchers. The well-preserved remains of the said creature were uncovered in a limestone quarry in Lebanon more than 15 years ago. Pterosaurs were a classification of flying reptiles during the dinosaur age, and the first group of animals to develop the capability of flight. Pterosaur remains are renowned from every modern-day continent; however, the record of its fossil is uneven because of the few deposits that justify the vast majority of specimens. These flying reptiles are best defined as shedding new and much-needed information on the evolutionary history of the creatures.

The newly found specimen is the most complete pterosaur that has been discovered. The pterosaur was the first group of vertebrates to achieve powered flight which is quite rare in the African continent, according to Alexander Kellner, an author of the research from the Museu Nacional. According to Michael Caldwell, a co-author of the study, the diversity of these ancient animals is more varied than they were ever able to discover from the fossil record. Caldwell also mentioned, “This means that this Lebanese pterodactyloid was part of a radiation of flying reptiles living in and around and across the ancient Tethys Seaway, from China to a great reef system in what is today Lebanon.”