Meaning - Pteranodon means “Winged and Toothless”
Carnivore (meat-eater) - Pteranodon probably ate mostly fish
Wingspan - 25-33 foot (7.8-10 m) longStanding Height - 6 ft (1.8 m) tall at the hips
|WHEN IT LIVED||
Late Cretaceous period, about 85-75 million years ago.
|WHERE IT LIVED||
Fossils have been found in Kansas, USA, North America and in England, Europe.
Many Pteranodon fossils have been found. The first Pteranodon skull was found on May 2, 1876, in Smoky Hill River, Wallace County, Kansas, USA, by S. W. Williston, a fossil collector working for Othniel Marsh.
Pteranodon was a flying reptile that lived during the time of the dinosaurs - it was not a dinosaur, but was a close relative of the dinosaurs. Pteranodon’s wing-span is longer than that of any known bird. It had a crest on its head, no teeth at all, and a very short tail.
A detailed page on Pteranodon.
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