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... More »

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... More »

The pteranodon is a species of an extinct suborder of flying or gliding reptiles known as pterasaurs. The name pteranodon means "toothless wing," referring to the fact that these winged animals had no teeth. More » Pets & Animals Dinosaurs

The habitat of the pterodactyl was the shores of Europe and South Africa. The pterodactyl roamed the skies during the Jurassic period, approximately 150 million years ago. At this time its habitat along the coasts of Eur... More »

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 ... More » Pets & Animals Dinosaurs

Pterodactyls, also known as pterosaurs, were carnivores. They were scavengers, and when young, consumed insects. Once they matured, they ate fish and the carcasses of other animals, including those of other dinosaurs. More »

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. More »