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Question #15: Were there any flying dinosaurs?


Quetzalcoatlus was the largest pterosaur. It had a wingspan of about 39 feet or 12 m.
Answer: Although the birds likely evolved from the dinosaurs, pre-avian dinosaurs probably could not fly. But there were many flying, non-avian reptiles that lived during the time of the dinosaurs. They were the pterosaurs which included Plesiosaurus, Pteranodon, Pterodactylus, Dimorphodon, Rhamphorhynchus, Quetzalcoatlus, and many others.

PTEROSAURS
(pronounced TER-o-SAWRS) Pterosaurs (meaning "winged lizard") were flying, prehistoric reptiles. They were not dinosaurs, but were closely related to them. Pterosaurs were named by Kaup in 1834.


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