Name: Pterodactyl
How to Say: Terr-e-dak-til
Name Meaning: Winged Lizard
First Discovered: In 1784, a fossil was found in Bavaria
Size: Wingspan of 3 ft
Weight: Unknown
How Old: 150 Million Years Ago in the Jurassic Period
Habitat: Found in Germany, Europe and Africa
Diet: Diet consisted of fish and small animals

3 Quick Facts about the Pterodactyl

  1. The Pterodactyl wings were made of a leathery membrane similar to a bat.
  2. The Pterodactyl was able to fly long distances with its lightweight wings.
  3. Pterodactyl is used to describe many types of flying reptiles, some were small and small were big.

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True or False:The Pterodactyl is considered a reptile and not a dinosaur.
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