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
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The protagonist of the episode, the Ornithocheirus, would nowadays be called Tropeognathus, as it differs slightly from the actual Ornithocheirus genus. See more
When the closeup of the Tapejara head is shown, right before it cuts to a flying one getting disturbed by wind, the arm of the puppeteer can be seen where the neck of the Tapejara puppet ends. See more
It is the beginning of a period in Earth's history called the Cretaceous, and the movement of the continents is not only breaking up the giant northern and southern landmasses, but it continues to push up sea levels. This has opened new seaways and coastlines.