Definition of Pterodactyl

1. Noun. Extinct flying reptile.

Generic synonyms: Flying Reptile, Pterosaur
Group relationships: Genus Pterodactylus, Pterodactylus



Definition of Pterodactyl

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

Definition of Pterodactyl

1. Noun. Any of various small, mostly tailless, extinct flying reptiles of the order ''Pterosauria'' that existed during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pterodactyl

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pterodactyl

pteridomania
pteridophyte
pteridophytes
pteridophytic
pterin
pterinic
pterins
pterion
pterions
ptero-
pterocarpan
pterocarpans
pterodactyl (current term)
pterodactylane
pterodactyls
pterophore
pterophores
pterophyte
pterophytes
pteropid
pteropids
pteropine
pteropod
pteropodine
pteropodines
pteropodous
pteropods

Literary usage of Pterodactyl

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1. The New International Encyclopædia by Daniel Colt Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"1895) ; Atkinson, The Biology of Ferns (New York, 1894). For works on classification, see under TAXONOMY. pterodactyl, têr'ô-duk'tll (Neo-Lat., ..."

2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"pterodactyl (pterodactyl™, Cuv. ... scapular arch and pelvis as in lizards, except that pterodactyl. the last seems to have had marsupial bones, ..."

3. Vehicles of the Air: A Popular Exposition of Modern Aeronautics with Working by Victor Lougheed (1909)
"Comparison of pterodactyl and Condor. The extinct pterodactyl, a great flying reptile the fossilized remains of which have been found In strata of the ..."

4. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1891)
"There are numerous forms of pterodactyl which are included in the extinct order ... Many forms of pterodactyl are known, in some of which the skull is less ..."

5. Chapters on Evolution by Andrew Wilson (1883)
"SKELETON OF pterodactyl. (The wing membrane in black. sides of the body, ... The pterodactyl brain was essentially bird-like, but the hind limbs and pelvis ..."

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