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WHILE DINOSAURS WALKED THE EARTH, MONSTERS RULED THE SKIES...
For thousands of years, humans have believed that there were once flying monsters. But did they really exist beyond our nightmares?
220 million years ago dinosaurs were beginning their domination of Earth. But another group of reptiles was about to make an extraordinary leap: pterosaurs were taking control of the skies. The story of how and why these mysterious creatures took to the air is more fantastical than any fiction.
In Flying Monsters 3D, David Attenborough the worlds leading naturalist, sets out to uncover the truth about the enigmatic pterosaurs, whose wingspans of up to 40 feet were equal to that of a modern day jet plane. Attenborough works with scientists to understand the incredible story of the evolution of the pterosaurs, a story that unfolds in such stunning locations as New Mexico, the Jurassic Coast of Lyme Regis in Britain, an ancient pterosaur landing site in Southern France and a fossil pit in Germany ...
Did flying monsters really exist beyond our wildest imaginations?
6 May 2011 (UK)
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Opening Weekend USA: $1,527,
20 September 2013, Limited Release
Gross USA: $5,685,794, 27 October 2013
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Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?
Quetzalcoatlus had an enormous 2.5m (8.2 ft) long beak which it used to eat small animals whole. See more
Aktinofibrils, as the program explains, are what allowed pterosaurs to fold their wings in a neat, precise way, seemingly confusing them with the elongated muscles that ran through their wings. Aktinofibrils were actually stiffening rods. See more
Referenced in Vedro: Family Tree