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The paleontologists were able to identify 14 different species, belonging to at least five different genera, showing a much greater diversity than previously thought.
Another find was that these U.K. flying reptiles turned out to be closely related to species unearthed in northeastern Brazil and eastern China.
"This is very interesting, especially because the continents had already drifted apart," Rodrigues said in a press release. "If these animals were migratory, we would expect to find the same species in all these deposits."
Instead, it looks like England, Brazil and China all had their own species and genera of pterosaurs.
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Pterosaur power didn't last too long, though. The English ones went extinct a few million years later.
Today's birds might cheer the fact that pterosaurs are no longer with us, since the latter were early predators and competitors of birds.
Paleontologists doubt that birds did pterosaurs in. Pterosaurs instead dwindled and eventually died out in other locations at around the same time that non-avian dinosaurs bit the dust, 65 million years ago.