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Any of various pterosaurs of the group Pterodactyloidea of the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, having a short tail or no tail, and including the pteranodons.
[New Latin Pterodactylus, genus name : Greek pteron, feather, wing; see -pter + Greek daktulos, finger.]
pter′o·dac′ty·loid′ n. & adj.
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(Palaeontology) any extinct flying reptile of the genus Pterodactylus and related genera, having membranous wings supported on an elongated fourth digit. See also pterosaur
[C19: from ptero- + Greek daktulos finger]
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pter•o•dac•tyl(ˌtɛr əˈdæk tɪl)
any pterosaur, esp. of the sparrow-sized genus Pterodactylus, having a stubby tail and toothed jaws.
[1820–30; < New Latin Pterodactylus < Greek pteró(n) wing + -daktylos -dactylous]
pter`o•dac•tyl′ic, pter`o•dac′tyl•ous, adj.
pter`o•dac′tyl•id, adj., n.
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Any of various small, extinct, flying reptiles of the late Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods. The pterodactyls were about the size of small to mid-sized birds.
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flying reptile, pterosaur - 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
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pterodactyl[ˌterəʊˈdæktɪl] N → pterodáctilo m
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n → Pterodaktylus m
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pterodactyl[ˌtɛrəʊˈdæktɪl] n → pterodattilo
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