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The average pterodactyl had a wingspan of 3 feet and weighed between 2 to 10 pounds. Pterodactyls were not dinosaurs, though both groups belong to the same scientific grouping, the archosaurs.

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Velociraptors were about 1.6 feet tall at the hip and weighed up to 33 pounds, approximating the size of a turkey. They were significantly smaller than other members of the dromaeosaurid family, such as Deinonychus. Tail...

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The wingspan of the largest species of pteranodon (the term employed by working paleontologists as opposed to the culturally popular term "pterodactyl") was up to 30 feet. This wingspan is much larger than that of any mo...

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The pterodactyl was a winged reptile of the Jurassic period that lived roughly 150 million years ago. As the term "dinosaur" generally refers to creatures walking upright on two or four feet, and the pterodactyl flew or ...

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The differences between a pterodactyl and a pteranodon include their size, the places where they were found and the periods when they thrived. The pterodactyl was native to Africa and Europe, while the pteranodon flouris...

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Though there have been a few instances of scientists purporting to have found larger specimens, the longest known dinosaur that is widely accepted by paleontologists seems to be the Diplodocus, a type of sauropod dinosau...

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One of the smartest dinosaurs was the Troodon, which was 6.5 feet long but had a brain-to-body ratio similar to that of a modern bird or mammal. The dumbest dinosaur was the stegosaurus, its brain was the size of a walnu...

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