The Quetzalcoatlis was as tall as a large giraffe and had a wingspan of thirty-three feet! That’s the size of a small aircraft. And without teeth in that 6 foot beak it ate small dinosaurs whole. It was the largest flying animal of all time!
Pterosaurs aren’t dinosaurs. When I first heard that I scoffed at the six-year -old that was giving me that information. She scoffed back at me with just as much indignation as a six-year-old can muster, which is actually more intimidating than an adult! I went home and looked it up. She was right. I had to laugh at myself.
As we continue to unearth dinosaur remains our knowledge base expands and changes. This makes the art of quoting fact a rather fluid task. In other words, our scientific data changes so rapidly that it’s difficult to keep up. What I learned as a youth is no longer pertinent.
In fact, what we know about them is miniscule in comparison to what we DON’T know.