Tropeognathus & Pagiophyllum
South America, Santana Formation
Tropeognathus, a large anhanguerid pterosaur glides through the cool coastal Auracarian forests of what will one day become Brazil
Araucarian conifers with Pagiophyllum-type foliage based on Araucaria bidwilli, form the forest canopy. Although still extant in parts of South America, these primitive conifers once dominated forests across the world.
Tropeognathus probably fed on fish and other aquatic animals it could take from the surface of the ocean, perhaps feeding in a manner similar to a Pelican. Its remains and that of its relatives have been found in Europe and South America. It was a giant animal with a wing span approx six meters across
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