They can be easily recognized by their massive and presumably brightly coloured or patterned crests consisting of a bone frame with a sail stretched between. This crest varied in size (~1-3 feet across) between species, and is shared only with Tapejara's closest relatives. The genus Tupandactylus were formerly considered species of Tapejara.
Tapejara is one of the creatures available in the IOS and Android App game Jurassic Park: Builder. it was released for the first time on November 14th 2014. It appears to be based on Tapejara navigans, which is now considered a species of Tupandactylus. Despite being a carnivore and a pterosaur in the game, they get an enclosure without fences like what the herbivores in the game get. Ironically, the real animal was likely an herbivore.
see Tapejara/JW: TG
Tapejara appears in Jurassic World: The Game as a Rare pterosaur and costs 670 DNA after being hatched for the first time. In Jurassic World: The Game, Tapejara had teeth in its beak while it had no teeth in reality. Like in Jurassic Park: Builder, it seems to be based off of Tupandactylus (although a different species, Tupandactylus imperator instead of Tupandactylus navigans), which also had no teeth in reality.
In the Jurassic Park III toy line, a doll of Tapejara appears. It has a very large crest. Compared to the human figures of the same series this Tapejara appears to have a wingspan of at least 10 metres, while the only known Tapejara species only grew to a wing scale of about 6 metres. It appears to be based on Tupandactylus, which only had a 5 meter wingspan. The toy figure is shown it has teeth on its beak which it does not have in real life.
For a detailed description: Tapejara at JPToys.
A 2019 line from Mattel features Tapejara. Like the previous toyline, it appears to be based on Tupandactylus.
- ↑ Tapejara review at JPToys by Roselaar.