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.
While reading that the cranial crest of the pterosaur Thalassodrameus helped regulate body temperature ("Skimming the Surface: Flying reptile may have scooped its meals," SN: 7/20/02, p.
The front of the landmark will be lit with 59 LED lights from sunset until 11pm Picture, LEWIS WHYLD' Kirstie Crompton (left) and Abi Carter, both 15, from Nunnery Wood High School in Worcestershire look at a pterosaur - a pre-historic flying reptile - suspended from the ceiling of Buckingham Palace
These older fossils that date back to 160 million years, comprise of the ancient gliding mammals, swimming mammals, ancient feathered dinosaurs and a flying reptile.
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.
Summary: A group of scientists have discovered a new type of flying reptile from the dinosaur age.
14In which country have scientists discovered the fossil of an exceptionally small flying reptile, a pterosaur with a wingspan of less than a foot?
SCARY: Mark Wekeling and the team flight off the giant spiders; ANIMAL MAGIC: Hannah Spearritt as Abby Lister with flying reptile Rex; STARS: James Murray and Hannah Spearritt (left), Douglas Henshall, who plays the professor who heads the team, villain Ben Miller and Lucy Brown