Quetzalcoatlus remains one of the most mind blowing dinosaur species in terms of sheer size. It is not only that this incredible pterosaur had such an amazing size to it however, but also that it was able to get airborne. Let’s take a look at just how enormous this prehistoric beast was.
Take a look at some Quetzalcoatlus Numbers!
The estimated wingspan of the Quetzalcoatlus is approximated to be 52.2 feet.
52.2 feet is equal to:
More than the length of 2 African elephants.
Three and a half times the length of the average sized sports utility vehicle.
.6 times the length of a blue whale.
…and just for fun: equal to the length of 10,440 fleas.
While no one really knows how much this giant azhdarchid pterosaur weighed since specimens are rare and those that have been found have all varied in size. Estimates currently find that the average weight of this beast however, fell at aroudn 220lbs.
220 lbs is equal to:
44 five pound bags of sugar.
The average weight of a newborn African elephant.
3 average sized field bred Labrador Retrievers.
…and just for fun: equal to the weight of 176,000 average goose feathers.
Current estimates state that Quetzalcoatlus stood as tall as the average giraffe, that’s around 18 feet tall.
18 feet is equal to:
A little more than three Ryan Seacrest’s (why choose him? Go to Google and type “how tall is” and you’ll get the answer.)
The approximate size of two stories of a building (roof not included.)
Just over ten of the shortest person in the world in 2012.
…and just for fun: equal to the height of 3,541 pennies stacked on top of each other.
So what do you say? Think you’d like to run in to Quetzalcoatlus on a dark night?