The Aztecs worshipped many gods; one was the feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl. So when palaeontologists discovered the fossil of a giant bird-like dinosaur in Mexico, choosing a name for it was simple.
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Meaning of name
Mexican feathered god
Fish and dead animals
When it lived
Late Cretaceous (68 million years ago)
Where it lived
Mexico and North America
Palaeontologists think that Quetzalcoatlus used its impressive wings to glide rather then fly, much like an albatross does.