A Giant Dino's Awkward Flight Takeoff
Researchers from Texas Tech University have created a computer simulation of the takeoff, flight and landing of the giant ancient pterosaur Quetzalcoatlus. Quetzalcoatlus weighed around 155 pounds and had a 34-foot wingspan, which is nearly the size of an F-16 fighter jet. The researchers say the creature would need a cliff or a sloping area in order to takeoff.
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