from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various extinct flying reptiles of the order Pterosauria, including the pterodactyls, of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, characterized by wings consisting of a flap of skin supported by the very long fourth digit on each forelimb.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. any of several extinct flying reptiles, of the order Pterosauria, including the pterodactyls
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A pterodactyl.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of the Pterosauria; a pterodactyl.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an extinct reptile of the Jurassic and Cretaceous having a bird-like beak and membranous wings supported by the very long fourth digit of each forelimb
While this pterosaur is incomplete, the patagial edge is continuous, smoothly concave, and grades neatly into the side of the tarsus (see images above: click on them for larger versions).
The first dsungaripterid pterosaur from the Kimmeridgian of Germany and the biomechanics of pterosaur long bones.
I got yours and Luis 'and loved both, but I have to say that sleigh - pulling pterosaur is very cool!
(And, I know that there is at least one investigation in northern Mexico now, for "pterosaur" - like creatures.)
Arbour states that the pterosaur was a scavenger, and probably patrolled the skies with its wide wingspan.
Fossil imprints of the landing tracks of a flying dinosaur called the pterosaur have been found in southwestern France.
I too have a hard time fathoming how a big pterosaur could take off from the ground, but it's a lot easier to imagine if the pterosaur is a free-legged one.
However, beyond being labelled "pterosaur", the fossil had not been formally described.
The pterosaur was a pterodactyloid flying lizard, with a wingspan no larger than three feet
A pterosaur was a winged creature closely related to both crocodiles and dinosaurs.