Beijing : Fossils of a 120 million-year-old winged reptile found in northeast China are gaining celebrity status for resemblance to the aerial creatures “Ikran” in James Cameron’s movie “Avatar.” Fittingly named Ikrandraco avatar, the new pterosaur was found in Liaoning Province by a team led by vertebrate paleontologist Wang Xiaolin, according to IANS. Based on fossil analysis, Wang’s team concluded that the new species had sharp teeth, a flat and elongated skull and a blade-like bulge of bone on the lower jaw — features shared with the “Ikran” in the sci-fi blockbuster

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