Schleich - Quetzalcoatlus, mini


Quetzalcoatlus, mini

This pterosaur had a slender body and an enormous wingspan of up to thirteen metres. It is named after an Aztec deity.

Item: 14539 
  • Binomial name: Quetzalcoatlus
  • Conservations status: Extinct [ex]

This dinosaur has a difficult-to-pronounce name that comes from the Mesoamerican deity Quetzalcoatl.

Named after an Aztec deity, the Quetzalcoatlus was the largest airworthy animal ever found. With an impressive wingspan of nearly thirteen metres, this reptile also had a long neck and head, and nearly three metres long legs. This reptile, covered with a light fur, had the physique of a bird - with hollow bones and powerful wings, and was able to look for food, wading in the water. Despite its size, the Quetzalcoatlus probably only weighed about 100 kg.