Though only known from fragments of the skull and the jaw, it is thought that Harpactognathus was the largest known member of its family, the rhamphorhynchids: the head was around 30cm long, and the estimated wingspan is 2.5m, larger than any other long-tailed pterosaur. The skull shows that it had a crest over its head, though it wasn't a bony one. Harpactognathus was a carnivore, probably a fish eater; however, here I depicted it predating a small dinosaur, similar to Hesperornithoides. I guess that, being the largest flying carnivore in the area, it could have also had a more varied diet.
They were talking about the earlier pterosaurs, the ones with long tails and how they had been evolving a bit more to thrive in certain environments.
They then talk about Darwinopterus and how it was (presumably) an areal predator of the forests. And the show a scene of it nabbing and killing an Anchiornis. Funnily enough Anchiornis was twice the size of Darwinopterus IRL so that scene wouldn't happen in real life.
But now with this guy out and about... maybe.
Oh, I see. I remember Witton talking about that "paleomeme" some years ago. But yeah, with these other guys the jurassic skies would have certainly be more dangerous
There is Sericipterus, which was also a big member of the family and was found closer to Anchiornis, in NW China (still a bit far though)
Thanks for the info, I might reword the description. I saw texts talking about the 2 hypothesis, though think this genus was moved to another subfamily recently, the rhamphorhynchines (the point for Harpactognathus could still be valid though)
It certainly had a massive head I guess it might have had a more terrestrial-based diet, or it could have been like fishing eagles, which eat mostly fish but don't mind hunting birds and other animals