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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)

What time period did the pterodactyl live in?

75 to 90 million

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Do pterodactyl exist?

Based on research, they do exist!

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What time period did pterodactyls live in?

Late Triassic Period to the end of the Cretaceous Period. They have been found all over the world in 2009

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Why can't a pterodactyl be a bird instead of a dinosaur?

Pterosaurs (what most people classify as pterodactlys, even though pterodactyls were only one species) were neither birds nor dinosaurs. Birds evolved from dinosaurs, and pterosaurs evolved from the archosarus, an ancestor common to both pterosaurs and dinosaurs. Pterosaurs are thought to have been covered with hair. Their wing structure is different from that of a bird. A bird's flight surface is made up of feathers, and a pterosaurs is made of skin streched between the femur and an elongated fourth finger.

Simply put, pterosaurs can't have been birds because they are in no way related to birds, and they weren't dinosaurs, though they and dinosaurs evolved from a common ancestor.

Answer2: Reptiles That Fly

One intriguing type of ancient reptile was the pterosaur ("winged lizard"), which includes the pterodactyl ("winged finger"). But these were not dinosaurs, nor were they birds. They were flying reptiles and are classified with other reptiles such as dinosaurs and crocodiles. Some of them had wingspans of 25 feet [8 m]. One discovered in Texas in 1975 indicates that some had wingspans of more than 50 feet [15 m]. These were perhaps the largest animals ever to fly.

While pterosaurs had the teeth, skull, pelvis, and hind feet of a reptile, they in no way resembled the reptilian dinosaurs. And while they appeared to be a bird with stiff aerodynamic wings, they were much different. Like birds, the pterosaurs had hollow bones and few flexible joints in wings and ankles. However, a bird's wings use feathers rather than a membrane as was the case with the pterosaurs. And the fourth finger of the pterosaur forelimb extended to support the wing membrane. In the bird the second finger is the principal support of the wing. Excerpt from Awake magazine Jehoovah's Witnesses official website.

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How do you have pterodactyl sex?

http://www.pornotube.com/channels.php?channelId=202&m=1672938 you need one puppet pterodactyl, three live pterodactyls and one girl who is willing to get dominated. the girl should be in reverse cowgirl position on one of the pterodactyls while intermittently performing fellatio on the other two. all the pterodactyls must be cawing and flapping throughout the process. after several minutes of this cawing and flapping, the puppet pterodactyl must enter from stage right periodically, open its mouth and look around.

NOTE: If you do not have a mechanical or marionette puppet pterodactyl, a simple sock puppet will suffice. It should also be noted that this position only works while actually in Jurassic Park, if you are unable to make the trip the pterodactyls can be substituted with guys with webbed fingers and toes.

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Are flying dinosaurs not called pterodactyls?

No. Pterodactyl was a pterosaur, and pterosaurs were technically not dinosaurs, though they are often incorrectly referred to as such.

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What did pterodactyl eat?

it was a carnivore so it probably eats meat.

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Why did the Pterodactyls die out?

Pterodactyls died out along with the dinosaurs and many other animal and plant species during the K-T extinction event. It is believed that an asteroid, along with other environmental changes, struck the Earth and contributed to the mass extinction. Dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and many marine reptiles were not able to cope, so they went extinct.

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When did the pterodactyl go extinct?

They went extint at the end of the Jurassic Period.Which was about 65 million years ago.

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How did Pterodactyls defend themselves?

Pteradacylus was too small to defend itself. However, it could escape by flying away from a threat.

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What is the weight of a pterodactyl?

The word pterodactyl is a term applied to a number of different flying reptiles. Some 5 dozen different kinds have been recorded, and they range in size from that of a small bird to the really big ones with 40 foot wingspans. They didn't weigh much, though. Remember that they had to fly. The weight of the heaviest of the flying reptiles, those really big ones, was less than 100 pounds.

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Why are Pterodactyl extinct?

Pterosaurs declined during the Late Cretaceous due to competition with early birds. The last pterosaurs became extinct in the End Cretaceous Mass Extinction, which was caused by an asteroid impact in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Where can you get a pterodactyl dinosaur costume?

You can get almost anything online, at sites such as Amazon.

(there is one at the related link!)

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What is a 'pterodactyl'?

'Pterodactyl' is the name of a small subgroup of pterosaurs (flying reptiles that lived at the same time as dinosaurs but were not dinosaurs).

The description of a Pterodactyl is a beaked reptile with two short legs, maybe a tail, a longish neck, and two wings. The wings were a bit like bat's wings as the wings were its arms. They ranged in size.

The name 'Pterodactyl' means 'wing finger'.

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How did pterodactyls get from place to place?

It's believed that they got around by flying.

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Was the Pterodactyl a bird?

No, it was a flying reptile (not a dinosaur).

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Did Pterosaurs lay eggs?

Yes

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Do pterodactyls exist today?

no they dont.

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Was the pterodactyl a dinosaur?

A flying reptile.

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Do pterodactyl have ears?

yes they do. they have very tiny ones on the sides of their heads

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What did the pterodactyl look like?

Pteradactylus was a flying reptile with a wingspan of about five feet. It had long, narrow jaws with about 90 narrow, conical teeth, and a very small, curved beak at the end of the jaws. It had a long neck covered in hair-like fibers that are called pycnofibers. It had a muscular wing membrane that stretched from its arm and fourth finger to its ankle; the other three fingers made a sort of "hand" that it used for walking (they were quadrupeds) or for climbing. They had short hind legs and a short tail, and a membrane stretched from each side of the tail to the leg on that side.

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Did birds evolve from the gliding reptiles called pterosaurs?

No. Birds evolved from a group of small carnivorous dinosaurs related to the "raptors."

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What is a pterodactyl's scientific name?

Pterosauria from the Greek word pterosaurosmeaning "winged lizard".

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Is it true that pterodactyls are still alive?

Quite possibly there have been several eyewitnesses. I saw it on MonsterQuest there are tons. I think they are.

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Were did the pterodactyl?

Pterodactyls were flying reptiles, slowly flourishing during the Mesozoic and disappearing with the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.

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