Before the next All Yesterdays picture arrive I want to introduce you Appotomerus appalachia one of the oldest dragons which are known, the fossil was found in 2003 near Huntsville (Alabama) and was a surprise in two ways.
Firstly the animal is surprisingly big (nearly 2,5 meter at this subadult specimen) and much better suited for hunting warmblooded prey than Auroradraco (perviously known as Chiropterimimus). Paleodraconologist Li Chan even assumed that the animal could had hunt the small hadrosaur Claosaurus.
The second surprise was that the animal represent a new branch in the tree of dragons: the Allochiroptera. Some even suggest that these animals are paraphyletic to the Brevichiroptera or that dragons are much older than previously thought.