Sharovipterix mirabilis was an early gliding reptile, from the middle-late Triassic period (230-225 million years ago). It was able to glide using its uropatagium, a fibrous flap of skin that stretched between its long back legs. (Read more here.)

Top image: Arthur Weasley, Bottom image: Robert Back

 
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    ARTHUR WEASLEY WAS A FLAPPY LEGGED DINOSAUR SQUIRRELBIRD?
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    OH MY GOD
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    Seriously the most AWKWARD CREATURE TO EVER ROAM THE EARTH look at those AWKWARD LEGS that aren’t even real legs and...
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    That looks fucked up. If I saw that, I would be scared shitless.
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    Hey guys!
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    I always wondered if there was an animal with webbing between the hind limbs instead of the fore, and look here! It’s...
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