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Tropeognathus mesembrinus

Photo: AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

The skull of Tropeognathus mesembrinus is known for its unusual crests—the humps at the end of its upper and lower jaws. Tropeognathus means “keel jaw,” and the crests may have worked like the keel of a ship, helping this pterosaur keep its balance as it plunged its snout in the water hunting for fish.

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  • Title: Tropeognathus mesembrinus
  • Creator: Photo: AMNH

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