The American Museum of Natural History in New York City this weekend inaugurated its latest special exhibition: Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs. The large and highly visual installation guides visitors through a journey exploring the unique history of these fascinating, imposing dinosaurs.
A species completely unrelated to modern-day birds, pterosaurs were the earliest creatures to take flight, living in virtually every corner of the earth for over 175 million years. The installation features fossils alongside life-size replica models of pterosaurs, which at times would have a remarkable size of up to 16-feet high with a 33-foot wingspan. So basically a small jet plane.
Check out the video below with museum curators and dinosaur experts discussing the theme of the exhibition, currently on view through January 4, 2015.