127 million years B.C. This episode follows the last journey of a giant Ornithocheirus, one of the largest flying animals of all time, as he travels from Brazil to his genus's mating grounds in Cantabria, Spain. Along the way, he meets strange animals such as the colorfully crested Tapejara, the armored Polacanthus and the vicious predator Utahraptor. Written by
Did You Know?
Since this episode aired, the American dinosaur the narrator describes as Iguanodon has been renamed Dakotadon (the European Iguanodon's name hasn't changed). It has also been proved that these animals mostly walked on their hind legs, thanks to their balancing tails. In this program, while the narration does tell us that they were capable of walking on two legs, the animals are mostly shown on all fours, and only rear up for feeding and running. See more
Ornithocheirus is not the largest pterosaur ever to have lived, as the program claims - that title belongs to either Quetzalcoatlus (which appears in the documentary and is described being bigger) or Hatzegopteryx. It is unlikely that Ornithocheirus' wingspan could reach 12 meters. The largest known specimen only has a 6 m wingspan. See more
In the far future, the pterosaurs will surrender the skies to the birds!