Scientific Name: Rhamphorhychus, meaning ‘beak-snout’.
Characteristics: Rhamphorhynchus was a fairly large pterosaur. It had a very long snout full of long sharp teeth that were probably used to catch fish. Unlike some pterosaurs, Rhamphorhychus did not have a bony crest on its skull. It had a very long tail stiffened by ligaments. The end of the tail had a diamond-shaped vane that helped the animal steer as it flew through the air, a bit like a rudder. Although large adults had a wingspan of nearly six feet, hatchlings with wingspans of as little as one foot have also been found.
Size and Color: This model is 7 inches long with an 8 inch wingspan. The top of the body and wings are bright reddish-brown outlined in dark gray, and the underside is light gray, reminiscent of some modern birds.
The Rhamphorhynchus is part of the Wild Safari® Prehistoric World collection
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