Definition of Pterodactylus
1. Noun. A reptile genus of Pterodactylidae.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Family Pterodactylidae, Pterodactylidae
Member holonyms: Pterodactyl
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pterodactylus
Literary usage of Pterodactylus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Testimony of the Rocks: Or, Geology in Its Bearings on the Two by Hugh Miller (1857)
"ons as strange as were ever feigned by romancer of the Fig 64 Pterodactylus CRASSIROSTRIS. (Oolite.} middle ages, and that to the jaws and teeth of the ..."
2. A Dictionary of the Fossils of Pennsylvania and Neighboring States Named in by J. Peter Lesley, Pennsylvania Board of Commissioners for the Second Geological Survey (1889)
"Pterodactylus crassirostris, Goldfuss. Another species Jura. of flying lizard found ... Pterodactylus longirostris. The specimen of flying lizard found at ..."
3. The Larvæ of the British Butterflies and Moths by William Buckler (1901)
"... L. = pterodactylus Haw., was accidentally brought in with some convolvulus I had gathered for a brood of P. pentadactylus. By the middle of August it ..."
4. Catalogue of the Fossil Reptilia and Amphibia in the British Museum (Natural by Richard Lydekker (1888)
"... vacuity is partially separated from the narial aperture. Hah. Europe (Germany). Fig. a- Pterodactylus antiquus. ..."
5. Palaeontology Or A Systematic Summary of Extinct Animals and Their by Richard Owen (1861)
"Genus Pterodactylus, Cuv.—The jaws are provided with teeth to their extremities; all the teeth are long, slender, sharp-pointed, set well apart . ..."
6. A Monograph of the Fossil Reptilia of the Liassic Formations by Richard Owen, Palaeontographical Society (Great Britain) (1881)
"In relative size, as in the expanse of the antorbital vacuity, Pterodactylus crassirostris* comes nearest to Dimorphodon; but the orbit is relatively larger ..."
7. The Science Record: A Compendium of Scientific Progress and Discovery edited by Alfred Ely Beach (1873)
"The investigations of geology, or rather of that newer science, the outgrowth of Pterodactylus ... Pterodactylus ..."