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Dinosaur Facts

Wing Span: 7.6m
Diet: Piscivore (fish eater)
Period: Early Cretaceous
Time Span: 125 to 100 Million Years Ago

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Great range of affordable dinosaur model toys from Mojo. They are ideal for children and collectors both. Ages 3+.

Tropeognathus is a pterosaur which lived approximately 125 million to 100 million years ago – from the Early Cretaceous Period through the Middle Cretaceous Period. It was first discovered during the 1980s when a German museum acquired its fossils from Brazilian fossil dealers. It was then named and described in 1987 by Peter Wellnhofer. Its name means “keel jaw” in Greek.

Tropeognathus pictures show an animal which would have been frightening while it was alive. It was an extremely large pterosaur – about 8 feet long from tail to beak and with a wingspan of about 25 feet across. It also would’ve weighed around 100 pounds. That made it quite a large flying reptile indeed. Fortunately, it only lived off a diet of fish, an adaptation that its unusual beak was very well suited to do.

Its unusual “keel jaw” was well suited to its task of capturing fish from the prehistoric oceans around what is now South America. It could have used it to pluck the fish right out of the water and use its enormous teeth to hold on to them. Then it could have simply swallowed them whole.


Model Dimensions:
Length: 15.0cm
Height: 6.5cm


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