Tupuxuara

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Tupuxuara
Temporal range: Lower Cretaceous 112–108 mya
Skeleton of Tupuxuara leonardii.
Conservation status
Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Pterosauria
Suborder: Pterodactyloidea
Superfamily: Azhdarchoidea
Genus: Tupuxuara
Kellner & Campos, 1988

Tupuxuara was a pterosaur that lived 112 million years ago. It was found in the Santana Formation, the remains of an inland sea.

Some species were quite small, but the largest skull (length 130 cms) suggests a wingspan of 5.5 metres. It was an Azdarchid pterosaur, the same group as Quetzalcoatlus.