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The Largest Flying Creature

The Largest Flying Creature

Quetzalcoatlus, "Dragon of the Clouds" a giant pterosaur with a wingspan may have been able to fly up to at altitudes of feet for days at a time, a maximum range of miles. Unlike birds, these flying reptiles may have "pole vaulted" themselves

Archaeopteryx with Hoatzin style colorations. Lots of kids books in the 80's & 90's made comparisons between Archaeopteryx and the modern Hoatzin bird, mostly because the latter is the only modern bird with noticeable wing claws.

Archaeopteryx with Hoatzin style colorations. Lots of kids books in the 80's & 90's made comparisons between Archaeopteryx and the modern Hoatzin bird, mostly because the latter is the only modern bird with noticeable wing claws.

Pelagornis sandersi is a species of pelagornithid - an extinct group of giant seabirds believed to be ancestors of pelicans and storks. Thanks to @ben ! - via dailymail.co.uk #Birds #Largest_Bird

Pelagornis sandersi is a species of pelagornithid - an extinct group of giant seabirds believed to be ancestors of pelicans and storks. Thanks to @ben ! - via dailymail.co.uk #Birds #Largest_Bird

Paraphysiornis, a phorusrachid (terror bird) from Oligocene South America. For much of the Cenozoic era, these giant flightless birds were the top predators.

Paraphysiornis, a phorusrachid (terror bird) from Oligocene South America. For much of the Cenozoic era, these giant flightless birds were the top predators.

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