10 Of The Most Interesting Pterosaurs

Pteranodon:

One of the most famous pterosaurs, known for its large cranial crest, Pteranodon had a wingspan of up to 30 feet and lived during the Late Cretaceous period.

Quetzalcoatlus:

One of the largest flying animals ever discovered, Quetzalcoatlus had a wingspan of up to 33 feet and lived during the Late Cretaceous period.

Dimorphodon:

A small pterosaur from the Early Jurassic period, Dimorphodon is known for its unique jaw structure, which featured two different types of teeth.

Tapejara:

Known for its elaborate head crest, Tapejara lived during the Early Cretaceous period and had a wingspan of up to 12 feet.

Rhamphorhynchus:

One of the earliest known pterosaurs, Rhamphorhynchus lived during the Late Jurassic period and had a long, pointed tail that may have helped it maneuver in flight.

Nyctosaurus:

Known for its large head crest, Nyctosaurus lived during the Late Cretaceous period and had a wingspan of up to 10 feet.

Pterodaustro:

Known for its filter-feeding behavior, Pterodaustro had a long, flamingo-like lower jaw that it used to strain small organisms from the water.

Dsungaripterus:

Known for its long, toothy jaws, Dsungaripterus lived during the Early Cretaceous period and had a wingspan of up to 13 feet.

Anhanguera:

A fish-eating pterosaur with a long, pointed beak, Anhanguera lived during the Early Cretaceous period and had a wingspan of up to 16 feet.

Pterodaustro:

Known for its long, slender jaws lined with numerous teeth, Pterodaustro lived during the Early Cretaceous period and had a wingspan of up to 8 feet.

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