From the Big Bend, the largest flying creature ever. And the largest flying creature to ever inhabit the Earth is from?
Texas, of course!
Traces of Texas: Soaring through the Great Hall of the Texas Memorial Museum's exhibit hall, is the skeleton of the Texas Pterosaur. It was found in 1971 by Douglas Lawson, a graduate student working with the Texas Memorial Museum's Dr. Wann Langston, Jr. It lived in what is now Big Bend National Park, in West Texas, about 65 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous Period. Its wingspan is about 40 feet.
The Texas Pterosaur is one of the most famous finds in the history of paleontology. Its discovery was reported in journals, newspapers, and radio and television broadcasts all over the world. Later, it became famous again, when CalTech's Paul MacCready built a flying model of the creature in the mid-1980's. ... See MoreSee Less
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