Reports

Pterosaur from the Latest Cretaceous of West Texas: Discovery of the Largest Flying Creature

Science  14 Mar 1975:
Vol. 187, Issue 4180, pp. 947-948
DOI: 10.1126/science.187.4180.947

Abstract

Three partial skeletons of a large pterosaur have been found in the latest Cretaceous nonmarine rock of West Texas. This flying reptile had thin, elongate, perhaps toothless jaws and a long neck similar to Pterodaustro and Pterodactylus. With an estimated wingspan of 15.5 meters, it is undoutbtedly the largest flying creature presently known.