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D74:  Two Arizona Cowboys shot and killed a pterodactyl


Edited by Greg Neyman



In the late 1800s, two Arizona cowboys shot and killed a pterodactyl.  It was reported in the Tombstone Epitaph newspaper




  1. No evidence exists to prove the existence of this story

  2. The team sent to examine the specimen could not find it

  3. The alleged pterodactyl was 92 feet in length, with a wingspan of 160 feet.  No pterodactyls of this size have ever been found in the fossil record.  It was also purported to have been loaded in a wagon and brought to town.  No wagons of this size existed in 19th century Arizona

  4. Young earth arguments obtained from cowboys should not be relied upon as scientific evidence


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