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Zhejiangopterus linhaiensis

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Zhejiangopterus. Species: Z. linhaiensis. Meaning of name: Wing from Zhejiang Province, city of Linhai.

China, Late Cretaceous. Classification: Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea, Azhdarchidae. Wingspan: 5m. Lifestyle: Piscivore.

 

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AWWWWWWW SHOOT! I'd never heard of this pterosaur before really looks beast!
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Thanks A, it’s a smaller Chinese relative of Quetzalcoatlus

 & Hatzegopteryx :happybounce: 

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Oh so that it lives in China with it's cousin? Eh that's cool I wonder how small it is?
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Wingspan 5m :happybounce: 
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Wow, revision Kill La Kill Icon: Mako Well that is pretty big about 12 or 14 feet long.

Gonna go out on limb hear say this, but don't you think they should also mention a pterosaurs body length and height than just a wingspan?:iconberwaldplz:
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Unfortunately most fossil remains are a bit scrappy so size is difficult to ascertain & weight estimates are all over the place, none of these statistics can be taken as gospel :happybounce: 

 

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Nothing is too difficult in you use a ruler for full constructed fossils it should be easy.

Pteranodons and Quetzalcoatlus are so far the only two pterosaurs I know the height of by guess at least.
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Posture can make a big difference to height did pterosaurs keep their arms straight or did they bend their elbows? Even fossil track way evidence is contradictory.

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this is awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwsum bra!
aloha from kauai
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yerrrrrrrrrrrr awwwwwwwwwwsum Pete~
 look forward to talking to you bra'~Aloha
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