What do you call a flying dinosaur?

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A bird. Since birds are members of the clade Dinosauria (specifically Aves, etc.), and most can fly, they would be the flying dinosaurs. It is possible that some closely related dinosaurs (such as Rahonavis, etc.) could fly while not being members of the clade Aves (and therefore, not birds).

Answer2: Paleontologist have unearthed bones of many smaller dinosaurs. Some not much larger than a chicken. However, the pterosaur (winged lizard) were not actually dinosaurs nor were they birds. They were flying reptiles and are classified with other reptiles such as dinosaurs and crocodiles. Some had wingspans of more than 50 feet [15m]. These were perhaps the largest animals ever to fly. While the pterosaurs appeared to be a bird with stiff aerodynamic wings, they were much different. A bird's wings use feathers rather than a membrane as was the case with the pterosaurs.
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