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Re: Last of the Pterosaurs
One of the last pterosaurs was the spectacular Quetzalcoatlus, named
after the traditional Mexican feathered snake-god Quetzalcoatl. This huge
creature, its head longer then a man, was probably as big as a flying animal
which it lived.<
Kinda confused by that last sentance. But the main point is, has anyone seen
the New Mexico Museum of Natural History's flying reconstruction of this
animal? It had never dawned on me just how _huge_ this animal was until I
saw that! Truely impressive.
Quetzalcoatlus was so big that it could not have taken off without help
from the winds whistling through the mountains and canyons of Texas, USA<
What is the evidence for this? I seem to remember seeing some show in the
late 80's (i think), where they made a flapping model of this animal. I
don't remember how they got it into the air. Maybe one of the
pterosaurologists on the list could answer this.
Student of Geology
Northern Arizona University
P.O. Box 20840
Flagstaff, Az. 86011
"A _Coelophysis_ with feathers?"
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