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Dinosaur of the Day #102 - Quetzalcoatlus

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Quetzalcoatlus is a pterosaur which lived approximately 70 million to 65 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous Period. It was first discovered during the 1970s and was named by Douglas A. Lawson in 1975. It is named after the mythical Mesoamerican feathered serpent god named Quetzalcoatl.

If there is one thing that you should notice about Quetzalcoatlus, it’s the fact that this was one huge flying reptile. It was approximately 18 feet long, had a wingspan of 36 feet and probably weighed around 250 to 300 pounds. That means that it weighed more than an average human male and had a wingspan that was 3 times greater than a Great White Pelican. Fortunately, humans weren’t around at that time because if they had, then these animals were large enough to carry one off.

One of the most fascinating facts about Quetzalcoatlus is that it might not have been able to fly. Paleontologists have analyzed the fossils of this pterosaur and many of them believe that it had no choice but to launch itself off of the side of cliffs and glide. Some people don’t believe it could have even done that much. They speculate that Quetzalcoatlus may have remained on the ground and used its wings for support. However, if that’s true, then why did they keep their enormous wings?

Another interesting fact is that if it did glide rather than fly, then it most likely obtained altitudes of about 10,000 feet and may have flown as fast as 100 miles per hour.

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Rarity: Rare.
Metahub Tier: Survivour.
Health: 4200.
Damage: 1000.
Speed: 117
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 5%

Impact and Run.
Long Protection.
Superiority Strike.
Swap in Defence.

So, thoughts on this pterosaur? Is it worth including on a team? Tactics and suggestions? What changes would you make and anything else you can think of?

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Like other pterosaurus Quetzalcoatlus is too slow, not enough damage and really, for what this seems to be designed for, Alankylosaurus is better.

Mine is level 22 at 4100 Trohies and is rather lackluster in performance. It tries to be a tank without the armor. Basically a one trick pony, and it has to be the right situation:

Swap in shield to take a hit, SS, impact and run. It hasn’t taken down an enemy yet, but does some damage before retreating and saving one body count. Not worth taking up a slot on the team.

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Incoming drawing

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Ok m8. Wots it gonna beee.

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I think i do what alanqa but worst…
It need something special

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Like many other commons, rares and epics, it seems designed solely to serve as a basis in the future of some hybrid. In this case, this bird can provide interesting defense tools in a cross with another creature or much faster or much more powerful.

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It has been nearly a year since the Dinosaur of the Day discussions started and I thought it might be nice to slowly revisit them and see how things have changed.

Rarity: Rare.
Metahub Tier: Survivour.
Health: 4200.
Damage: 1000.
Speed: 117
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 5%

Superiority Strike.
Long Protection.
Impact and Run.
Swap in Defence.

Quetzalcoatlus has remained unchanged. This means she still suffers the same problems as when I first posted up this particular DotD - she is too slow and does not deal enough damage. This makes her largely undesirable for most of the Arena. She is perhaps handy early on but is soon replaced by better options. She does however, remain a good DNA farm for her hybrid Pteraquetzal.

What are your thoughts on this pterosaur in the current game?

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Quetzalcoalus is really terrible, it seems like they made it just to have something for a future hybrid. And so we got Pteraquetzal and Quetzorion

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Admittedly, I don’t think I’ve ever really used Quetzal. However, they’re a priority for me to dart - Zorion is incredible.

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Artist: Ben Schwarz-Schneider

Rarity: Rare.
Tier: TBA.
Health: 5100.
Damage: 1000.
Speed: 117
Defence: 0%
Critical chance: 5%

Resilient Strike.
Taunting Shields.
Impact and Run.
Swap in Defence.

Well… Quetzalcoatlus has improved slightly. That new health alone is quite the incredible upgrade. She has also now become a resilient creature which improves her a bit as well. Now, resilient strike and all those defence abilities makes her a good non-hybrid counter to creatures like Indominus Rex. She still isn’t great, like most pterosaurs, but I’ll certainly go out and say this is a nice improvement. Ultimately though Quetzalcoatlus will most likely remain a DNA farm for Pteraquetzal.

Like other pterosaurs, Quetzalcoatlus won’t see play in Raid battles. She isn’t built for them but she could be good for tournaments now.

What are your thoughts on Quetzalcoatlus after the recent updates and how would you use her now?

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I don’t really use her, even in tournaments. That said, I’m always out, and I’m still a little miffed that they changed her to exclusive. I couldn’t get to many parks in the first place, so moving her out completely has made it harder. I’m glad we got a Quetzorion championship, though.

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needs a new hybrid

What would you like to combine her with?

definitly arctops

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thinik about it… a flying gorgonopsian
absolute carnage

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Arctoatlus?

I like the name actually.