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.
At the Dino Live exhibition, families will come face to face with a Tyrannosaurus which stands an incredible four metres tall; a Pteranodon - a type of flying reptile; an Iguanodon; an Allosaurus; a Triceratops and a Carnotaurus - a 'meat eating bull', whilst learning some interesting facts along the way.
The two lovers, each riding a fire-breathing flying reptile, enjoy a moment up in the clouds, a respite from the tensions on the wintry ground where the feuds boil and the buildup for the wars to come escalates.
Sandersi was a marine bird, not a flying reptile of an earlier prehistoric era.
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.
This type of flying reptile lived alongside dinosaurs about 125 million years ago.