“What a magnificent creature. Look at its head. It is majestic. Did you know that Tupã or Tupan is the word for God in the Tupi and Guarani languages. Quite fitting for this beast”
– Dr. Ian Malcolm
Tupandactylus is a member of the pterosaur group of flying reptiles that lived during the early Cretaceous and late Mesozoic Eras. The Tupandactylus is known from fossils found in the Romualdo Formation in Brazil. The Tupandactylus is the best-known species of this pterosaur group, and is known for its large size, with an estimated wingspan of up to 7 meters.
The jaw structure of Tupandactylus is unique among the rest of the pterosaurs, with an elongated lower jaw that is tapered to a sharp, hooked tip. It is believed that this jaw structure was used to capture fish or other small animals. The skull of Tupandactylus is also distinctive, with large, forward-facing eyes and a large, bony crest on the top of the head.
Nearlly full fossils have been found on different continents which means that they were widely spread on the territories of South America, North Africa and China.
Jurassic World Dino Trackers – Danger Pack – Tupandactylus DNA Scan Code
5-6 meters (16.5-21 feet)
59-60 kilograms (131-135 lbs)