Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, June 22, 2022
June 22, 2022
It’s not a plane, not a dinosaur…but a flying reptile!
The museum added a model Pteranodon to the great room this year. Although Pteranodons didn’t inhabit this part of the continent, we think he fits in nicely between the Curry brothers’ photo and moose.
Pteranodons were interesting little guys, standing on all fours when not flying in search of fish. This was learned when fossilized tracks were found, showing the four contact points. Also, like some birds (and hang gliders), Pteranodons rode thermals. However, the museum’s Pteranodon is stationary, thanks to Kenny Wiederrick’...