from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of extinct pterosaurian reptiles, or pterodactyls: so called from the fact that their teeth were of two kinds, the anterior long, the posterior mostly very short.
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Despite pteranodon has been my all time favorite, I've always liked Dimorphodon as well, when I was a kid I used to draw comic strips depicting one of them and it is curious to see that Rachael Revelle did choose almost the same colors I chose for "my" dimorphodon so many years ago.
You will, no doubt, have the opportunity of describing in the Field how you brought down the rocketing dimorphodon.
The two professors, their tempers aggravated no doubt by their injuries, had fallen out as to whether our assailants were of the genus pterodactylus or dimorphodon, and high words had ensued.
"Here," said he, pointing to the picture of an extraordinary flying monster, "is an excellent reproduction of the dimorphodon, or pterodactyl, a flying reptile of the Jurassic period.
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