Flying Frog-Jaw


Batrachognathus volans

(Riabinin, 1948)

    Batrachognathus volans is a small, insect-eating pterosaur of Jurassic west Asia.  Unlike other pterosaurs, which have long and narrow snouts for catching fish, B. volans possesses a wide, round maw which it uses to catch insects.  B. volans will swoop through a swarm of tiny flies and scoop them into its great mouth like an aerial whale.

Other sites containing pertinent information: Daniel Bensen 2000
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