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Quetzalcoatlus
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Name meaning

"Allusion to the serpent god Quetzalcoatl"

Code name

Fire Beak or Giraffe Bird

Diet

Carnivore

Height

2.5 metres tall at shoulder (8.2 feet)

Length

4 metres (13 feet)

Wingspan

12–13 metres (40-43 feet)

Weight

200–250 kgs (198.4-551.1 lbs)

Range

Isla Sorna

Game appearances

Jurassic Park III: Park Builder
Jurassic World: The Game

Toy appearances

Jurassic Park Series 2

Template Source

Quetzalcoatlus was a pterosaur known from the Late Cretaceous of Texas (Maastrichtian stage, 72.1–66.0 million years ago). It was a member of the Azhdarchidae, a family of advanced toothless pterosaurs with unusually long, stiffened necks. Its name comes from the Mesoamerican feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl.

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Jurassic Park FranchiseEdit

Quetzalcoatlus has never appeared or been mentioned in the Jurassic Park films and books, it has however appeared in two games and a toy line. It is the largest flying creature in the Jurassic Park franchise.

Video gamesEdit

Jurassic Park III: Park BuilderEdit

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Quetzalcoatlus from Jurassic Park III: Park Builder.

Quetzalcoatlus is nr. 112 of the Carnivore Threes that can be created in the game Jurassic Park III: Park Builder.


Failed video gameEdit

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As seen here the female(left) is flying parallel to the male(right)

At a 2013 Star Wars convention in Germany, a short film was shown with Quetzalcoatlus hunting humans at a beach. Quetzalcoatlus was shown in great detail, like its body structure and skin color, and even male and female versions of the animal. The video ended with the Jurassic World logo.

The video was part of Iain McCaig's presentation. Frank Marshall confirmed on Twitter that the video was "not a part of the movie."[1] It is being speculated that this footage is actually for a failed Jurassic Park videogame that never made it to the marketplace. According to the video description:

It was apparently shown to Kathleen Kennedy and Steven Spielberg. 
Iain McCaig actually said "it certainly got Steven interested in dinosaurs again..."

Jurassic World: The GameEdit

see Quetzalcoatlus/JW: TG

Quetzalcoatlus appears in Jurassic World: The Game as a Super Rare pterosaur. It appears in Battle arena stage 16 and cost 1,350 DNA.

Toy linesEdit

Quetzalcoatlus toy

The Quetzalcoatlus 'fire beak' figure

A figure of Quetzalcoatlus appears in the Jurassic Park Series 2 toy line (see Jurassic Park Series 2/Quetzalcoatlus). It's code name is 'Fire Beak'. It also features attacking talons beak wing flapping action and capture gear


ReferencesEdit

  1. Jurassic World Pitch Trailer!.

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