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?
The program's depiction of the carnivorous Utahraptor contains many flaws:
- First of all, they are covered in scales. Fossil findings suggest that these dinosaurs were actually feathered, and may even have had wings.
- Their hands are pronated (palms facing back). Their palms should face inwards.
- They are shown with the head of a much better known dinosaur, Deiononychus.
- Finally, some scientists also claim that these animals (and raptors in general) didn't actually hunt by bringing down larger dinosaurs.
- Yet these inaccuracies cannot be listed as errors. At the time the program was made, some of these facts may not have been known, and the skull of the Utahraptor hasn't been discovered.
The shot of the Iguanodont youngsters playing with the Polacanthus has been either flipped, or the Polacanthus decided to walk in the opposite direction for a moment. In either case, it's heading in the other direction again a couple of seconds later. See more
In the far future, the pterosaurs will surrender the skies to the birds!