Chomp chomp

Look: With a mouth full of teeth, this Pterosaur ate like a whale

Filter-feeding isn’t a new invention.

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Two long-beaked Balaenognathus pterosaurs feeding in a body of water. Artist's impression.
Megan Jacobs

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Pterosaurs are well known for their colossal wingspans and decorative head crests.

But rarely do they boast impressive mouthfuls of pearly whites.

A newly-discovered pterosaur species had at least 480 teeth in its long, spatula-shaped beak.

Megan Jacobs