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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 22, 2010

World’s First Long Distance Flyer

10,000 miles non-stop

This file has been (or is hereby) released into the public domain by its author, ДиБгд at the wikipedia project.

Petrosaurs are large flying reptiles.  Wired Science ran an article about a large pterosaur (Quetzalcoatlus northropi) that could fly ten thousand miles without stopping.  It was a giant pterosaur that was as tall as a giraffe, had a 33 foot wing span and lived over 65 million years ago.   The name Petrosaur means winged lizard.  To read more go to  Giant Pterosaurs Could Fly 10,000 Miles Nonstop.

Quetzalcoatlus northropi by Mark Witton

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