Dawndraco kanzai was a pterosaur of the Late Cretaceous period. Its fossils were retrieved from North America, which included a complete skull and bones of the lower jaws. They were grouped under a separate genus named Dawndraco. It is not known what the name means.
They were piscivores and had a toothless beak. Their wings were long and narrow.
Dawndraco is pronounced as 'Dawn-dray-co'.
This dinosaur species belonged to the Pteranodontidae family under the Pteranosauria order.
These dinosaurs roamed during the Late Cretaceous period.
Dawndraco became extinct about 86 million years ago due to natural disasters.
The fossils of this pterosaur species were discovered from the Niobrara Formation in Kansas.
Their habitat included wetlands and nearby water bodies.
According to several pieces of research on the specimen, the pterosaurs nested in groups.
The exact life expectancy of this creature belonging to the Dawndraco genus is unknown to us, due to a lack of specimen evidence.
Just like all other reptiles, Dawndraco reproduced by laying eggs. They nested socially and protected their rounded eggs.
Dawndraco was an elongated pterosaur with a toothless beak, a short neck, and narrow long wings.
As the specimen evidence was not sufficient, we are unable to pin down the exact number of bones of these pterosaurs of the early stage of the Cretaceous.
They may have communicated visually and vocally by producing different sounds.
Unfortunately, the body length of this species is not recorded till now.
Although we cannot provide the exact flying speed of Dawndraco, we do know that the pterosaurs as well as the latter species had large wings which helped them to glide smoothly. They navigated their directions in the air with the help of their head, neck, and long snout.
The weight of this new species of pterosaur is not estimated till now.
There are no particular names attributed to the male and female Dawndraco species.
A baby Dawndraco can be called a juvenile or a nestling.
Their carnivore diet of eating fish and long pointed beaks made them quite deadly and aggressive.
Dawndraco had a unique trait of their snout shape, which did not taper towards the front end, which was seen in other pterosaurs.
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