Fruits & Fish


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Early Cretaceous

beautiful nerdy facts

  • Its name comes from a Tupi word meaning "the old being".

  • Lived in Brazil, in the Santana Formation during the Early Cretaceous Period.🇧🇷

  • Was discovered in 1989 and forms part of the 200 species of Pterosaurs discovered.

  • Tapejara was one of the smallest Pterosaurs.

  • Was the first known Pterosaur to have developed a toothless beak.

  • Scientists are not sure if it ate fish or fruits. Some suggested that its beak was more suited for eating the existing fruits. 

  • Its wingspan was 11.4 ft (3.5 m) long, almost the size of a VW beetle. 

  • Pterosaurs' bones were hollow, and light which helped them to fly.

  • Used their crests for display and for finding a partner.  ️

  • Lived in flocks of about 1,000 members.

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