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Episode 285 | Pterosaur in the Sky

Episode 285 | Pterosaur in the Sky

 Going twice as high means potentially falling twice as far back down to the ground.

Going twice as high means potentially falling twice as far back down to the ground.

00:00:00 - Ryan and Juliana sit down with Kevin Hoch (@krhoch) to talk about pterosaurs! They're not dinosaurs but they're still great. We begin with some pterosaur basics to make sure everyone is up to speed.

00:21:52 - Much like pterosaurs at presumably some point in the past, we are in Tulsa, OK. Kevin provides some beer, including a Bump in the Road from Dead Armadillo Craft Brewing for Ryan and Kevin, and a Sundown Wheat from Marshall Brewing Company for Juliana. PSA: Don't touch dead armadillos.

00:28:20 - Next we grill Kevin about his maters research where he took a close look at Rhamphorhynchus, including scans of a 3D skull from Germany. We also touch on the cryptid beast the "Ropen" thought by some to be pterosaurs that have survived to modern day (spoiler: they haven't).

00:49:01 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like the evolution of flight; they've both happened more than once. Just Ryan for this segment and he's got a question Liam T. about the limits of biology when it comes to identifying species, especially from the fossil record and our own hominid lineage.

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Music for this week's show:
Reading Rainbow Theme Song
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad - Eric Bibb & Habib Koité
Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz

Image credit: Mr1805

Episode 286 | Three Wolf Moon

Episode 286 | Three Wolf Moon

Episode 284 | Pay It Forward

Episode 284 | Pay It Forward