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

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


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.

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