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Flying reptiles

Rhamophorhynchus - beaked flying reptile

Rhamophorynchus, meaning "beaked snout", is a genus of long-tailed pterosaurs (flying reptiles) that lived in the Early Jurassic Period, between 199 and 175 million years ago.

Rhamophorynchus had a relatively big skull, with jaws that housed needle-like, forward-leaning teeth. The jaws ended in a curved, sharp, beak-like tip lacking teeth, indicating a diet mainly of fish and insects. The largest known specimen of this prehistoric animal measures 1.26 m long, with a wingspan of 1.81 m.

Fossil remains of Rhamophorynchus have been discovered in Europe (England, Spain, Germany), and in East Africa (Tanzania).

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