Pterosaur (Pterodactyl)

Pterosaurs were flying reptiles which lived between the Late Triassic period, through the Jurassic period until the Late Cretaceous period when the dinosaurs became extinct. The most famous pterosaur is the pterodactyl.

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Pterosaur (Pterodactyl)

What were pterodactyls predators?

probably the T.Rex and I can't spell its real name.

its spelt tyrannosaurus Rex

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Where is the Habitat of a pterodactyl?

This would have most likely varied depending on the species. The larger, more bulkier Pterodactyls, such as Quetzalcoatlus would have probably lived in high terrain areas near the coast such as cliffs. This would give them good gliding capabilities and air currents in the area would help lift them off the ground. The smaller species such as Anurognathus and Dimorphodon were varied, the first sometimes living on the backs of sauropods or the latter in the Jurassic jungles.

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What is a scientific name for pterodactyl?

Pterodactyls belong to the order Pterosauria. There are many species of pterosaurs many of which are commonly called pterodactyls.

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What did pterodactyl evolve into?

It doesn't evolve

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What do pterodactyls eat?

If varies depending on the type of pterosaur. Most pterosaurs are believed to have eaten sea food such as fish, and also insects. It is even believed that the largest pterosaurs ate small dinosaurs!

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Would a pterodactyl eat a human?


Pterosaur (Pterodactyl)

Did pterodactyls raise their young?

The limited fossil evidence of young pterosaurs seems to suggest that they were able to fly shortly after they were born (within days, at most). This suggests that Pterodactylus and other pterosaurs probably did not raise their young.

Pterosaur (Pterodactyl)

Are pterodactyls dinosaurs?

Pterodactyls were not dinosaurs. They were flying reptiles.

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Does a pterodactyl move on two legs or four legs?

It´s likely they could perch on two legs. However, looking at their short, webbed, hind legs, it´s likely they had a hard time bouncing around like birds do. Besides, looking at gliding reptiles today, it´s most likely that pterodactyls evolved from four legged reptiles similar to lizards, which suggests that they must have felt more comfortable walking on their four legs instead of two.

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Is a pterodactyl a herbivore or a carnivore?

a carnivore

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What are facts about a pterodactyl?

they fly, they r prehistoric, they r thought to be dinobrats or dinosaurs but r not, they fly high, eat fish, and fly higher cya!!!!!!!!! jeffrey yin

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How do you tell the difference between pteranodons and pterodactyl?

Pteradactyl is actually scientifically named pterodactylus, despite the fact that not many people know this. Pterodactylus lived during the late Jurassic period. It had a long slender head and beak with small sharp teeth. Pterodactylus also had a short tail and webbed fingers.

Pteranodon was larger than the pterodactylus. It was tailless and lived during the cretaceous period. It had a long toothless beak, a bony crest and large wing span.

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What did pterodactyls eat?

oh just therapods!
Pterodactylus was carnivorous and had a wing span of about 5 feet. Thus, they would have likely eaten small animals, like lizards and primitive mammals, as well as fish and insects.

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What period of time did the pterodactyl live in?

Pterodactyl or winged lizards are from the late Triassic to the end of the Cretaceous Period (220 to 65.5 million years ago).They are known to be the first vertibrates to develop the skill for flying.

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List anyTwo similarities between pterodactyls and ordinary birds?

for one thing, most ordinary birds are small with feathers and only have a tooth on the tip of the beak that falls off as soon as they hatch out of the egg. while pterodactyls can be up to 15 feet from one tip of the wing to the other and are completely featherless like a bat without hair.

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What is the wingspan of a Pterodactyl?

A Pterodactyl had a wingspan of anywhere between a few inches up to over 40 feet long.

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Where did pterodactyls live?

Pterodactylus is best known from fossils found in the Solnhofen limestone of Bavaria, Germany. Other fossils have been found throughout Europe and in parts of Africa. Thus, they probably lived throughout Europe and in parts of Africa between 150.8 and 148.5 million years ago.

The islands were somewhat dry and had forests of the plants that existed at that time, such as conifers, cycads, ferns, horsetails, and ginkgoes.

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What is the difference between a Pterosaur and a bird?

Birds are believed to have evolved from the theropod dinosaurs, not the Pterosaurs.

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What did a pterodactyl eat?

Probably fish and possibly mollusks, similar to todays seagulls.

Pterosaur (Pterodactyl)

Where do pterodactyls live?

they did live in the prehistoric times they are dead

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What does the name Tyrannosaurus Rex mean in English?

The whole name means 'tyrant lizard king'.

Tyranno- (Greek) = tyrant in the modern sense,
saurus (Greek) = lizard,
rex (Latin) = king.

Pterosaur (Pterodactyl)

What did pterosaurs eat?

Pterosaurs were a very diverse animal order comprised of numerous species which occupied many ecological niches, therefore the diets of different pterosaur species were likely as diverse (or almost as diverse) as, say, the various diets of modern birds. Some pterosaurs were piscivorous (fish eaters), whether skimming the surface as modern seabirds do, or waiting on the banks of lakes and other bodies of water for fish to approach. Many hunted insects (especially the case with smaller, earlier pterosaurs) and other invertebrates, or small vertebrates such as lizards and other reptiles, or even the mammals that were around during the Mesozoic. The larger ones (such as the enormous Azhdarchids) could probably devour small or juvenile dinosaurs whole, and might also have been efficient scavengers like modern vultures. At least some Ctenochasmatid pterosaurs were filter feeders analogous to modern flamingos (Pterodaustro had over 500 thin, closely spaced teeth which it used to very efficiently filter food from the water), there are even some extremely speculative and probably fictitious ideas that some pterosaurs were haematophagous, i.e. blood drinkers like modern vampire bats. All in all, the pterosaurs as a group consumed a wide range of available foods, although one could make a reasonable assumption that since all known pterosaurs were flying animals, and considering that flight is a very energy-intensive activity (and that it puts an upper weight limit on the animal), the pterosaurs would have been biased towards high-energy food sources that are fairly simple to digest such as meat.

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When did the pterodactyl become extinct?

The most common scientific conclusion to when Pterodactyls became extinct is 65 million years ago

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Did Pterodactyl eat plants?

no they did not


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