A magnificent pterosaur –– Quetzalcoatlus.
— Allen
Quetzalcoatlus ("Mexican Feathered God") was a magnificent giant flying reptile, or pterosaur, that lived during the Late Cretaceous period. It was among the largest pterosaur ever to hit the skies.



Quetzalcoatlus lived 75-65 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous in North America, making it one of the last pterosaur species to exist as well.


Quetzalcoatlus was the largest pterosaur ever to have lived in Earths history and thus the largest flying vertebrate of all time, as far as we know, possessing an 13-15 meter wingspan and weighing 250 kg. Ergo, it was much larger than Ornithocheirus. Quetzalcoatlus also fed on fish like all other pterosaurs.