- Means: Feathered Serpent
- Period: Early Cretaceous 68-65 million years ago
- Where: North America, Texas, USA
Quetzalcoatlus is one of the largest known animals ever been able to fly with an estimated wingspan of 34-40 feet long. Estimates of its weight vary drastically between 150lbs and 550lbs.
With fore and hind limbs attached to their wings, Quetzalcoatlus was well equipped for a terrestrial lifestyle, and when grounded was as tall as a giraffe
It’s been speculated that they were most likely terrestrial stalkers, similar to today’s storks. Their toothless but powerful beaks were capable of grabbing fish out of the water and/or tearing flesh from smaller dinosaur prey.
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