Giant pterosaur needed runway for takeoff

TG Daily - Researchers couldn't help but wonder how such a heavy animal, with relatively flimsy wings to boot, became airborne. Professor Sankar Chatterjee of Texas Tech University used a computer simulation to find out.

The giant pterosaur Quetzalcoatlus needed to taxi down a slope to take off, new research shows

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Researchers couldn't help but wonder how such a heavy animal, with relatively flimsy wings to boot, became airborne. Professor Sankar Chatterjee of Texas Tech University used a computer simulation to find out.