Definition of Pterosauria

1. Noun. Extinct flying reptiles: pterosaurs.

Exact synonyms: Order Pterosauria
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Archosauria, Subclass Archosauria
Member holonyms: Flying Reptile, Pterosaur, Family Pterodactylidae, Pterodactylidae



Definition of Pterosauria

1. n. pl. An extinct order of flying reptiles of the Mesozoic age; the pterodactyls; -- called also Pterodactyli, and Ornithosauria.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pterosauria

Pterocarya fraxinifolia
Pterocles
Pterocles alchata
Pterocles indicus
Pteroclididae
Pterocnemia
Pterocnemia pennata
Pterodactylidae
Pterodactylus
Pterois
Pteropogon humboltianum
Pteropsida
Pteropus
Pteropus capestratus
Pteropus hypomelanus
Pterosauria
Pterostylis
Ptilocercus
Ptilocrinus
Ptilonorhynchidae
Ptilonorhynchus
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus
Ptloris
Ptloris paradisea
Ptolemaian
Ptolemaic
Ptolemaic dynasty
Ptolemaic system

Literary usage of Pterosauria

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1. The New International Encyclopædia by Daniel Colt Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"There are about twenty different genera of pterodactyls, all included in the order pterosauria (wing-lizards), 1, ..."

2. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1866)
"... type of vertebra appears first in the extinct group of Reptiles (pterosauria) adapted for flight; ..."

3. Catalogue of the Fossil Reptilia and Amphibia in the British Museum (Natural by Richard Lydekker (1888)
"This Suborder is at present unrepresented in the Collection. Suborder pterosauria. Teeth in both jaws ; cranium without ..."

4. Year-book of Nature and Popular Science for 1872 by John C. Draper (1873)
"New pterosauria.—In describing the pterosauria or extinct flying reptiles recently found in Western Kansas, Professor Marsh says: The measurements of the ..."

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