Quetzalcoatlus, a pterodactyloid pterosaur found in what is now North America about 68–65.5 million years ago, had a wingspan of about 10 metres - making it one of the largest known flying animals of all time. This can be a little hard to visualize, so check this image out. Despite its size, Quetzalcoatlus’s hollow skeleton means that the pterosaur only weighs about 1/6 as much as the giraffe.
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Quetzalcoatlus, a pterodactyloid pterosaur found in what is now North America about 68–65.5 million years ago, had a wingspan of about 10 metres - making it one of the largest known flying animals of all time.
This can be a little hard to visualize, so check this image out. Despite its size, Quetzalcoatlus’s hollow skeleton means that the pterosaur only weighs about 1/6 as much as the giraffe.

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