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Sharovipteryx (“Sharov’s wing”, known until 1981 as Podopteryx, “foot wing”), was an early gliding reptile, from the middle-late Triassic period. It was approximately eight inches long, with an extremely long tail, and weighed about 7.5 grams. It may have been closely related — or perhaps even ancestral — to pterosaurs, although this remains controversial. Unlike pterosaurs, its main flight membrane was stretched between long back legs rather than its very short front limbs.

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