What's the wingspan of this specimen? Doesn't look like it would be able to fly physically.
Well, glad he doesn't exist anymore.
Fun fact: these things can fly with an entire house on their back without losing any stamina.
Source: I played Ark.
Like a Pelican, but a somewhat larger. A Hellican.
Interestingly this species is known from only one fossil of a partial wing. That's it. Models like this one are actually based on the more complete skeletal fossils of a much smaller species, and then just scaled up to fit the size of the Big Wing...
EDIT: I posted [this awesome post from paleo-reconstruction artist and researcher Mark Witton's blog](http://markwitton-com.blogspot.com/2016/05/quetzalcoatlus-media-concept-vs-science.html?m=1
) farther down in the comments but I wanted to include it here too. I think it'll do a great job of clearing up any questions anybody might still have (plus it's a fun, informative read and his artwork is rad!)
I had serious doubts about this thing (as pictured) getting airborne until I looked up pictures of pelicans in flight. There appears to be so much weight out in front of the wings and absolutely nothing to balance it out behind if the neck was fully extended. But like pelicans, I would assume this dinosaur would sort of fold its neck backwards in an S shape during level flight, bringing the massive head/beak much close to the center of mass and center of lift. Interesting creature, glad I don't have to see one in person.
That head and beak looks horribly disproportioned. You sure this is an accurate representation?
This thing could have eaten the crowd watching a pelican eating a pigeon.