a flying reptile of the extinct order Pterosauria, from the Cretaceous Period, having a wingspread of about 25 feet (8 meters).
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How to use pteranodon in a sentence
That finding is the latest salvo in an ongoing challenge to the prevailing view that all dinosaurs were land-based animals that left the realms of water and air to marine reptiles such as Mosasaurus and flying reptiles such as pteranodon.Spinosaurus’ dense bones fuel debate over whether some dinosaurs could swim | Carolyn Gramling | March 23, 2022 | Science News
The scalding fingers of steam just missed its target, but fortunately served to sting the descending pteranodon.Astounding Stories, March, 1931 | Various
However, I am merely defending the pteranodon's survival as an interesting possibility.
Now, conceive the pteranodon to be on the cliff's edge, about to start upon its evening flight.
"That the pteranodon still exists is by no means impossible," said Professor Ravenden.
With another metallic cry, the pteranodon increased its speed in a wide, dropping curve.
Scientific definitions for pteranodon
Any of several very large, extinct flying reptiles (pterosaurs) of the genus Pteranodon of the Cretaceous Period. Pteranodon had a long pointed crest on its head, no teeth, a very short tail, and a wingspan upwards of 9 m (30 ft).
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