Quetzalcoatlus: What You Need To Know About The Largest Flying Animal of All Time



Based on the article in Earth Archives, this pre-historic animal’s name was derived from the Mesoamerican deity, Quetzalcoatlus. It is the most famous member of the azhdarchids which is a family of pterosaurs limited to the Cretaceous period. This is between 144 and 66 million years ago.

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