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Zhejiangopterus restoration

a restoration of Zhejiangopterus

Zhejiangopterus (means Zhejiang wing) is an extinct genus of azhdarchid pterosaur that existed in the late Cretaceous period in what was now China. Zhejiangopterus was a close cousin of Quetzalcoatlus. But fossils of Quetzalcoatlus are found in North America while Zhejiangopterus is found in Asia.

Zhejiangopterus is known from its type and only species, Zhejiangopterus linhaiensis.

Description[]

Zhejiangopterus-size

the size of Zhejiangopterus compered to a human

Zhejiangopterus linhaiensis was a large pterosaur. It had a estimated wingspan of 11.5 feet long and its mass was estimated to be about 17 pounds. It did not have a crest on the back of its head. It ate fish which it dove into the water for.

Discovery[]

Zhejiangopterus was discovered in 1986 by Xu Chengfa, near a village called Aolicun in Linhai.

Classification​​​​​​​[]

In popular culture[]

  • Zhejiangopterus appeared on Dinosaur Train.
  • Zhejiangopterus made an appearance in Jurassic World: The Game as a Super Rare.
Zhejiangopterus

Zhejiangopterus on dinosaur train

Gallery[]

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