New public exhibition at Beijing’s Museum of Natural History features scores of previously unseen fossils
We flew over Jurassic China, and the pristine forest stretched endlessly towards distant mountains. A river meandered below and we sank down to skim across its surface like a dragonfly. A pterosaur swooped in front. The tip of its wing caught the glistening waters’ surface and sent up a spray of water. The audience of scientists gasped as the water hit their surprised faces, droplets spattering their 3D glasses. They held up their hands as a second spray shot out of the seat in front, followed by a hard puff of air as the pterosaur wheeled up into the sky.
Most of these specimens have never been seen first-hand by anyone except curators and the research teams who found them