Quetzalcoatlus Featured Tonight on UK Radio Programme

Named after an Aztec god, Quetzalcoatlus whose fossils were first discovered in the 1970s, may have been one of the largest flying creatures of all time.   This huge animal, with an wingspan in excess of perhaps 12 metres lived during the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian faunal stage), and Sir David Attenborough discusses this prehistoric animal in his excellent radio series “Life Stories” tonight on Radio 4 (20.50pm BST).


This series consists of a number of personal essays narrated by Sir David, recounting his experiences during his long career as a broadcaster and naturalist.  Each episode is just ten minutes long but the nation’s most popular natural world presenter is able to convey his enthusiasm and passion for his subject.

A Fossil Cast of Quetzalcoatlus on Display

Quetzalcoatlus exhibit.

Quetzalcoatlus fossil cast on display. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view a range of pterosaur models included models representing Quetzalcoatlus and dinosaur models, take a look at the Wild Safari Prehistoric World model range: Safari Ltd. Wild Safari Prehistoric World Models and Figures.

Repeated early Sunday morning, this is a programme well-worth listening to.  We shall get out our models of Quetzalcoatlus so that they can listen too.

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