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Ancient Winged Terror Was One of the Largest Animals to Fly

Ancient Winged Terror Was One of the Largest Animals to Fly

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Another pterosaur found in Mongolia had a 32-foot wingspan and likely devoured child dinosaurs.

The fragmentary fossil of a really tremendous pterosaur has been found in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia.

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Ancient Winged Terror Was One of the Largest Animals to Fly

This considerable predator may have had a wingspan of 36 feet near the size a little flying machine and matching the biggest winged reptiles known from Europe and North America.

The recently discovered goliath lived 70 million years prior in a warm, inland environment that was bone-dry however not exactly as dry as today. This late Cretaceous scene was packed with dinosaurs,

and their infants may have made perfect nourishment for the gigantic flesh eater, which could walk well on every one of the fours and likely stalked its go after the ground.

Some portion of a baffling gathering known as the azhdarchids, the creature was most likely one of the biggest pterosaurs that at any point lived,

say the creators of another report itemizing the revelation in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

The group looks at the animal to the two biggest pterosaurs presently known: Quetzalcoatlus,

found in Texas in the 1970s, and Hatzegopteryx,

a stockier azhdarchid with a shorter neck found in Romania in the 1990s.

(Additionally read about a feline size pterosaur that stalked the late Cretaceous.)

Both of these pterosaurs had evaluated wingspans of 32 to 36 feet. On the ground, they may have stood 18 feet high about as tall as a vast bull giraffe.

There’s even a shot that the freshly discovered creature was bigger than these beforehand known winged behemoths, says Mark Witton,

a specialist on pterosaurs at the University of Portsmouth in the U.K.

The group has not yet named the Mongolian fossil as another species, as its remaining parts are so fragmented. In any case, it represents the main pterosaur of its size found in this piece of the world.

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