Definition of Pteranodon

1. n. 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.



Definition of Pteranodon

1. Noun. A large pterosaur; males had a bony crest on the back of the head. ¹

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Definition of Pteranodon

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pteranodon

psyllium
psylliums
psyop
psyops
psytrance
psywar
psywars
pt.
ptaquiloside
ptaquilosides
ptarmic
ptarmics
ptarmigan
ptarmigans
ptenoglossate
pteranodon (current term)
pteranodons
pteria
pterid-
pteridine
pteridines
pterido-
pteridological
pteridologies
pteridologist
pteridologists
pteridology
pteridomania
pteridophyte
pteridophytes

Literary usage of Pteranodon

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Consult especially Eaton, 'Osteology of pteranodon,' Memoirs of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences for July 1910, where many illustrations of the ..."

2. The University Geological Survey of Kansas: Reports by Kansas Geological Survey (1897)
"Thc pteranodon Beds.—The pteranodon beds, or Smoky Hill chalk, rests upon the P'ort Hays limestone. These beds represent a total thickness of more than 300 ..."

3. The University Geological Survey of Kansas by Erasmus Haworth, Kansas Geological Survey (1897)
"Under exposure it hardens somewhat, but is considered too soft to be very valuable as a building stone. The pteranodon Beds. ..."

4. Catalogue of the Fossil Reptilia and Amphibia in the British Museum (Natural by Richard Lydekker (1888)
"1) with a long, backwardly-pro- duced supraoccipital crest, and nares completely confluent with Fig. 1. pteranodon longiceps, Marsh. ..."

5. Life-history of Our Planet by William Dickey Gunning (1876)
"... pteranodon — Europe in the Cretaceous Epoch — America in the Cretaceous Epoch — Hesperornis — Bird of the Evening of Mesozoic Time. ..."

6. Fieldiana: Geology by Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago Natural History Museum (1907)
"Now, since his own observations show that pteranodon may have a short crest, very much as I have figured it, it will be of interest to learn more fully his ..."

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