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Tapejara was a genus of likely frugivorous pterosaurs from the Early Cretaceous Santana Formation of northeastern Brazil. They reached a wingspan of 3 to 6 m (10 to 20 ft).

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.

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Jurassic Park: Builder

see Tapejara/Builder

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.

Jurassic World: The Game

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.

Jurassic Park III toy line

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.[1]

For a detailed description: Tapejara at JPToys.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

A 2019 line from Mattel features Tapejara. Like the previous toyline, it appears to be based on Tupandactylus.

Notes

  1. Tapejara review at JPToys by Roselaar.

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