Another bad Quetzalcoatlus on YouTube

This YouTube video probably goes back a few years because Alan Turner looks quite young and the dear departed Larry Martin looks quite healthy.

Figure 1. Bad Quetzalcoatlus folds its wings transversely instead of posteriorly -- among many other faults.

Figure 1. Bad Quetzalcoatlus folds its wings transversely instead of posteriorly — among many other faults. Click to play video. Computer animators — please check online for your data! Don’t use Marx toys (Fig. 3)!

 

Figure 1. Quetzalcoatlus specimens to scale.

Figure 2. Quetzalcoatlus specimens to scale. It stood more like a giant stork. And the wings folded up posteriorly, essentially hiding the wing membrane.

 

Toy Pteranodon, ca. 1962, from the Marx Company.

Figure 3. Toy Pteranodon, ca. 1962, from the Marx Company.

Here’s the Marx toy Pteranodon (Fig. 3) that apparently served as the model for the documentary Quetzalcoatlus.

Pterosaurs have been maligned too often, and too often by experts. Let’s hope such foolishness stops sooner, rather than later.

 

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One thought on “Another bad Quetzalcoatlus on YouTube

  1. I remember when this show was aired. it was called “Prehistoric Monsters Revealed”, and it was shown on the History Channel (why would they have a paleontology show on the History Channel???) immediately preceding the first aired episode of the short-lived TV series “Jurassic Fight Club” (ugh, I’m groaning just thinking about this).

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