Pterosaur Now 'In-Flight'

A life-size model of a prehistoric pterosaur now hangs in the five-story west atrium in the University of Michigan's new Biological Science Building.

The model of the Quetzalcoatlus northropi pterosaur, the largest known flying animal to ever live, was installed this week ahead of the reopening of the Museum of Natural History next spring.

A relative of dinosaurs and crocodiles, pterosaurs lived about 67 million years ago, shortly before an asteroid collided with Earth and wiped out most living species on the planet, including pterosaurs.

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Release Date: 12/08/2018
Tags: Museum of Natural History