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This handout picture released by Universidad de Chile shows a group of scientists working in the field to retrieve pterosaur fossils in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile

SANTIAGO, CHILE - Chilean scientists have announced the discovery of the first-ever southern hemisphere remains of a type of Jurassic-era "winged lizard" known as a pterosaur.

Fossils of the dinosaur which lived some 160 million years ago in what is today the Atacama desert, were unearthed in 2009.

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