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Ilustration of Hamipterus offspring   100 million years ago a great storm buried a large set of nests with eggs of pterosaurs, flying reptiles that lived next to the dinosaurs. Some adults also perished with the eggs, perhaps in a last effort to save their offspring about to be born. Their parents did not achieve their mission and their fossils have been discovered in China, in a site that sheds light on the reproduction of these animals. We already knew that the pterosaurs laid eggs, because their fossils, although scarce, proved it. Some fossilised embryos had even been discovered in...

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