Safari Ltd Wild Safari Prehistoric World Rhamphorhynchus
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Rhamphoryhnchus was a pterosaur, or flying reptile, that lived in the Late Jurassic (about 150 million years ago) in what is now Europe. Although it is superficially similar in some ways to bats and birds, it is not related to either group. It is easily recognizable by its beak-like snout and long tail. The best Rhamphorhynchus fossils come from a limestone quarry in Solnhofen, Bavaria. All of the fossils from this locality are incredibly well preserved, leaving little doubt about what the animals looked like in life.
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
All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
- Age Range : 3 years+
- Size In : 6.85 L x 6.45 W x 1.85 H
Size Cm : 17.4 L x 16.38 W x 4.7 H
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