flying reptile


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Noun1.flying reptile - 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 forelimbflying reptile - 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
archosaur, archosaurian, archosaurian reptile - extinct reptiles including: dinosaurs; plesiosaurs; pterosaurs; ichthyosaurs; thecodonts
order Pterosauria, Pterosauria - extinct flying reptiles: pterosaurs
pterodactyl - extinct flying reptile
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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.
Almost instantaneously a huge bulk swooped down upon me, and as I looked up, I realized that there were flying reptiles even in this part of Caspak.
He glanced up, expecting to see one of the great flying reptiles of a bygone age, his rifle ready in his hand.
Seeing that a few members of such water-breathing classes as the Crustacea and Mollusca are adapted to live on the land, and seeing that we have flying birds and mammals, flying insects of the most diversified types, and formerly had flying reptiles, it is conceivable that flying-fish, which now glide far through the air, slightly rising and turning by the aid of their fluttering fins, might have been modified into perfectly winged animals.
Your lucky prehistoric flying reptile is Quetzalcoatlus.
Caption: Some 77 million years ago, little pterosaurs (illustrated here) shared the sky with gigantic ones, according to new fossils of a small flying reptile found in British Columbia.
A rare small-bodied pterosaur, a flying reptile from the Late Cretaceous period approximately 77 million years ago, is the first of its kind to have been discovered on the west coast of North America.
Scientists on Thursday announced the discovery of fossils in China of a new species of flying reptile called a pterosaur that lived 120 millions years ago and so closely resembled the creatures from the 2009 film that they named it after them.
This type of flying reptile lived alongside dinosaurs about 125 million years ago.
Summary: The fossilized remains of a huge prehistoric flying reptile was unveiled Wednesday at the Rio .
But for a certain flying reptile that lived 70 million years ago, 10,000 miles probably wasn't too far to fly in one trip, according to Michael Habib.