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Pterodactyl vs. Pteranodon

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Pterodactylnoun

(paleontology) A pterosaur in the genus Pterodactylus.

Pteranodonnoun

A member of Pteranodon, a genus of large pterosaurs, the males of which had a bony crest on the back of the head.

Pterodactylnoun

(informal) Any pterosaur.

Pteranodonnoun

A genus of American Cretaceous pterodactyls destitute of teeth. Several species are known, some of which had an expanse of wings of twenty feet or more.

Pterodactylnoun

An extinct flying reptile; one of the Pterosauria. See Illustration in Appendix.

Pteranodonnoun

a large tailless pterosaur of the Cretaceous period, with a long toothless beak, a long bony crest, and a wingspan of up to 7 m.

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Pterodactylnoun

extinct flying reptile

Pteranodon

Pteranodon (; from Greek πτερόν (pteron, ) and ἀνόδων (anodon, )) is a genus of pterosaur that included some of the largest known flying reptiles, with wingspans over 7 meters (23 feet). They lived during the late Cretaceous geological period of North America in present-day Kansas, Alabama, Nebraska, Wyoming, and South Dakota.

‘wing’; ‘toothless’;

Pterodactylnoun

a pterosaur of the late Jurassic period, with a long slender head and neck and a very short tail.

Pterodactylnoun

(in general use) any pterosaur.

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