Pteranodon

"Pteranodon"
1995
Illustration board
8"x10"

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Publication History


Essay

Not all of the reptiles living in the Mesozoic Era were dinosaurs. The pterosaurs were a diverse group of flying reptiles found all over the earth during the reign of the dinosaurs. Pteranodon was a large pterosaur with a wingspan well over twenty feet. The fur which covered some pterosaurs indicates they may have been warm-blooded, a trait shared by birds and mammals.

Vital Statistics

Genus Name: Pteranodon ("toothless flier")
Type Species: * P. longiceps (Marsh, 1876)
Wingspan: up to 23 feet (7 meters)
Weight: 35-50 pounds
Time: 65 million years ago (Late Cretaceous)
Place: Kansas (USA) and England
Diet: meat-eater (carnivore)


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