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|
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.