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Picture of a man standing on a ladder to paint an enormous model of a pterosaur
June 1, 2022

Pterosaur Model

A story in the November 2017 issue documented new discoveries about pterosaurs. In this photo, a life-sized model of a Quetzalcoatlus northropi, which lived in the Late Cretaceous Period, gets a coat of paint in a Minnesota studio.
Photograph by Robert Clark, Nat Geo Image Collection

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