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Paleontologists discovered the new pterosaur species, Ceoptera evansae, in Scotland in 2006, but have spent years preparing the fossils for analysis.
The find is only a partial skeleton, but the bones belong to a single pterosaur.
The discovery of Ceoptera evansae provides important new data on the geographic range of Darwinoptera.
The ancient flying reptiles are more commonly associated with eastern Asia.
Researchers used microcomputed tomography and X-ray to study the pterosaur's phylogenetics.
Among five key findings, Ceoptera is a new species of Darwinopterus.