Prehistoric Animals - Quetzalcoatlus

Quetzalcoatlus dominated the skies of North America at the end of the Dinosaur Age and flew high over such famous creatures as Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops. They were the ultimate in pterosaur evolution.

The pterosaurs or flying reptiles produced some of the largest flying creatures ever known. The largest and most famous of these aerial titans was Quetzalcoatlus. 

In other words, the family spanned the entirety of the Cretaceous, a period of roughly 80 million years. 

These pterosaurs were all very large animals with long, pointed skulls and some had short crests at the backs of their heads. 

They had very long necks, small torsos, long legs and a short pair of wings in proportion to their bodies. All these animals were known to be predatory, although for a long time it was not known how they searched for prey.

It was believed they skimmed the ocean for fish, but considering their large sizes and finding fossils away from the cost ,it was concluded that they hunted on land on all four legs.

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