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Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

13 articles found

New ‘sea dragon’ discovered off UK coastline

09 December 2020 3 min read

An amateur fossil hunter has unearthed a new type of prehistoric ‘sea dragon’ on the beach of the UK’s Dorset coast.

seadragon

Fossil shark turns in to mystery pterosaur

10 November 2020 3 min read

Palaeontologists have made a surprising discovery while searching through 100-year-old fossil collections from the UK – a new mystery species of pterosaur, unlike anything seen before.

North African Alanqa

Beak bone reveals pterosaur like no other University of Portsmouth experts unearth some astonishing fossils from fieldwork in Morocco.

13 October 2020 4 min read

A new species of small pterosaur - similar in size to a turkey - has been discovered, which is unlike any other pterosaur seen before due to its long slender toothless beak.

Kiwi pterosaur Meg Jacobs2-800x400

New study shows how extinct flying reptiles evolved surprisingly sensitive beaks Scientists have discovered that pterosaurs used the sensitive tip of their beak to find food.

15 September 2020 6 min read

Pterosaurs - winged cousins of dinosaurs - evolved sensitive beaks to allow them to find food, like modern birds such as ducks, sandpipers and kiwis, according to a new paper by the universities of Portsmouth and Bath.

Pterosaur sniffing Meg Jacobs artwork-800-400

Discovery shows giant predatory dinosaur was an aquatic 'river-monster'

29 April 2020 3 min read

An historic discovery of fossils by an international team including Professor David Martill at the University of Portsmouth and Dr David Unwin at the University of Leicester and has revealed the remains of the first aquatic dinosaur.

Aquatic dinosaur

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