northropi(juvenile), the largest flying animal that
ever lived. Discovered in Big Bend National Park in 1971, this flying
reptile had a wingspan in excess of 40 feet. The scientific name
is a combination of ancient and modern symbols of flight, honoring
the fabled Aztec plumed serpent god Quetzalcoatl and aircraft designer
note: This model is not scientifically accurate, several
mistakes were made in the proportions of the model and will be corrected
in a life-size adult that will be completed fall 2005.