Quick Facts

Diet: Fish, scavenged dead animals and ate insects inland

Size: Ranged from that of a sparrow to that of the huge Quetzalcoatlus, the largest fossils of which have a wingspread of more than 40 ft, and fossilized tracks suggest that some pterosaurs may have had 60 ft wingspans

Pterosaur

    • Means “winged lizard”

 

    • Extinct flying reptile (commonly called pterodactyl)

 

    • Lived during the late Triassic and Cretaceous periods, from approximately 228 to 65 million years ago

 

    • At least 60 genera of pterosaurs have been found

 

    • Relative of the dinosaur – but were not dinosaurs themselves

 

    • Lived close to the sea shores

 

    • Lived in some parts of America, Guam, China, Japan, England, Germany, France, Tanzania (in Africa) and many other places too

 

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