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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)

Where did the pterosaurs live?

There are over 135 known genera of pterosaurs, and each genus has at least one species. Fossils of pterosaurs have been found from all over the world, so when they existed, pterosaurs lived on all of the continents, even Antarctica, because Antarctica wasn't covered in ice like it is today.

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Where did pterosaurs live?

Pterosaurs lived in the late Jurassic Period throughout the end of the Cretaceous Period. They lived in coastal areas where there would be salt water and where they could find fish.They could have been found in America, Africa, Japan, China, Guam, and Germany.

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Are pterosaurs predators?

Yes. Dinosaurs are prey.

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What does a pterodactyl eat?

Pterosaurs (a group that pterodactyls belonged to) varied a great deal in many ways, including diet. Some pterosaurs ate meat from dead animals, much like vultures today. Some were active hunters that captured insects and small animals to eat. Others caught and ate fish.

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Are pterodactyls plant or meat eters?

they are herbivors or plant eaters.

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What kind of habitat did Pterodactyl's live in?

they lived in trees in the jurrassic times sry if that doesnt answer you question

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What was the habitat of the pterosaur?

There were hundreds or thousands of different species of pterosaurs, and different types lived in different places at different times. Thus, some types of pterosaurs would have existed in each type of habitat that existed at that time. Some environments would have included deserts, coastal floodplains, swamps, and somewhat dry woodlands.

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Was a pterodactyl a reptile or a bird?

Paleontologist classify Pterodactyls as flying reptiles and not dinosaurs

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Pterosaur (Pterodactyl)

What do you call a flying dinosaur?

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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Are pterosaurs related to dinosaurs?

Yes. Dinosaurs and pterosaurs were both archosaurs, a branch that also include crocodilians.

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Is a pterodactyl a bird or a dinosaur?

It is neither. A pterodactyl looked like a bird, and was related to dinosaurs, but was neither bird or dinosaur.

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Were pterodactyls dinosaurs?

Pterodactylus were a species of pterosaur. Pterosaurs were flying reptiles, but they were not dinosaurs.

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What is the Pterodactyls Personality?

It is the scientific version of me

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Do Pterodactyls have tails?

Yes, Pterodactylus did have a tail. However, it was a relatively short tail. Some other types of pterosaurs did have longer tails, such as Rhamphorhynchus.

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How big did pterodactyls get?

They are believed to have been 6 ft long, with a wingspan of 25 ft.

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What is a pterodactyls diet?

The Pterodactylus is a carnivore. It ate fish, insects, and small animals like lizards. It had lots of small teeth to chew up its prey.

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What is the pterosaurs related to?

Pterosaurs were closely related to the dinosaurs. Because birds have descended from dinosaurs, the closest living relatives of pterosaurs are birds. All birds are equally related to pterosaurs.

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What Color is the the pterodactyl?

Since scientist can only find the bones of dinosaurs no one is certain what the color or texture of any dinosaurs skin is, but in most theories pterodactyl's are green.
Pterodactylus are only known from fossils, and fossils don't usually preserve color. Thus, we don't know what color Pterodactylus was.

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What do pterosaurs dinosaurs eat?

they eat micoscropic plankton

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When did the dinosaur pterodactyls live?

A "pterodactyl" was one of the two main groups of pterosaurs, or flying reptiles. They weren't dinosaurs. In any case, pterosaurs lived from the late Triassic (about 220 million years ago) to the end of the Cretaceous (about 65 million years ago).

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Is a pterodactyl a cold-blooded or warmblooded?

warm.

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Are pterodactyls carnivore or herbivore?

Pterodactylus was a carnivore, or meat eater. They hunted small animals like primitive mammals, lizards, insects, and fish.

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Pterosaur (Pterodactyl)

What is an synonym for pterodactyl?

Pterodactylus refers to a specific species of pterosaur. However, people often use the word "pterodactyl" interchangeably with "pterosaur" when they talk about flying reptiles. When discussing flying reptiles in general, the correct word is pterosaur, while Pterodactylus refers to a specific type of pterosaur.

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Did t rex and pterodactyls coexist?

No. Pterodactyls lived only in the late Jurassic period while T. rex live at the end of the next period, the cretaceous.

However, other pterosaurs, the group of winged reptiles to which pterodactyls belonged did coexist with T. rex.

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Need information on a Pterodactyl dinosaur?

Pterodactylus was not a donosaur, but a member of a related group of archiosaurs known as pterosaurs.

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