Cearadactylus - Prehistoric Reptile

Posted by Mervyn 25/07/2018 1 Comment(s)

Have you ever heard about a Cearadactylus, a Prehistoric Reptile? 

 

The Cearadactylus (Ceara finger), is a genus of large flying Reptile, early Cretaceous from 112.03 - 109 million years ago (Albian period), a pterosaurs from South America. The name refers to the Brazilian state 'Ceará' and combines this with Greek daktylos, 'finger', a reference to the wing finger of pterosaurs. The wingspan of Cearadactylus was estimated to have been around 4 metres (13 ft),  with a weight thought to be around 15 kilograms (33 lb). Later it was thought  to have a larger wingspan of 5.5 metres (18 ft).  Its long, slender beak, kinked upper jaw, and interlocking teeth suggest a fish diet (piscivore), allowing the creature to keep hold of slippery fish. In reality, this reptile was not a dinosaur, but lived during the same time period. 

 

More Details available from  'Emkay Collection'  reference number: - GBLJJSHD14B

 

(These Dinosaurs are excellent models which can be found in the wonderful 'Birdland & Jurassic Journey', situated in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire in England.)

 

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Haitham Aziz:
11/09/2019, 02:59:43 PM
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How wonderful as if it were alive!

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