PTERANODON

Pronounced

“teh-RAN-oh-don”

 

Meaning

‘wing and toothless’

 

Habitat

Coastal/Marine environments ‘Rookeries’.

Diet

Carnivore. Plunged into the ocean to catch fish.

TIME PERIOD

Late Cretaceous

(80 – 85 million years ago)

 

Character

Pteranodon is one of the largest and best known flying reptiles. Some adults had a 20 metre wingspan but only males developed the famous head crests. Using their long forelimbs for leverage, they would have vaulted themselves into the air, and then soared on warm air currents for long periods without flapping. Just like modern Albatross.

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