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  1. Pterodactylus, genus Pterodactylusnoun

    a reptile genus of Pterodactylidae

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  1. Pterodactylus

    Pterodactylus (from Greek pterodáktylos (πτεροδάκτυλος) meaning 'winged finger') is an extinct genus of pterosaurs. It is thought to contain only a single species, Pterodactylus antiquus, which was the first pterosaur to be named and identified as a flying reptile. Fossil remains of Pterodactylus have primarily been found in the Solnhofen limestone of Bavaria, Germany, which dates from the Late Jurassic period (early Tithonian stage), about 150.8 to 148.5 million years ago. More fragmentary remains of Pterodactylus have tentatively been identified from elsewhere in Europe and in Africa.Pterodactylus was a generalist carnivore that probably fed on a variety of invertebrates and vertebrates. Like all pterosaurs, Pterodactylus had wings formed by a skin and muscle membrane stretching from its elongated fourth finger to its hind limbs. It was supported internally by collagen fibres and externally by keratinous ridges. Pterodactylus was a small pterosaur compared to other famous genera such as Pteranodon and Quetzalcoatlus, and it also lived earlier, during the Late Jurassic period, while both Pteranodon and Quetzalcoatlus lived during the Late Cretaceous. Pterodactylus lived alongside other small pterosaurs such as the well-known Rhamphorhynchus, as well as other genera such as Scaphognathus, Anurognathus and Ctenochasma. Pterodactylus is classified as an early-branching member of the ctenochasmatid lineage, within the pterosaur clade Pterodactyloidea.

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  1. pterodactylus

    Pterodactylus is a genus of extinct flying reptiles, also known as pterosaurs, which lived during the late Jurassic period. Its name means "winged finger," due to the elongated finger supporting the creature's wing membrane. These prehistoric animals are characterized by their wingspans, long beaks filled with sharp teeth, and their ability to fly. They are often incorrectly referred to as dinosaurs, though they are a separate but related group of reptiles.

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  1. Pterodactylus

    Pterodactylus is a genus of pterosaurs, whose members are popularly known as pterodactyls. It was the first to be named and identified as a flying reptile. Its fossil remains have been found primarily in the Solnhofen limestone of Bavaria, Germany, dated to the late Jurassic Period, about 150.8–148.5 million years ago, though more fragmentary remains have been identified from elsewhere in Europe and in Africa. It was a carnivore and probably preyed upon fish and other small animals. Like all pterosaurs, the wings of Pterodactylus were formed by a skin and muscle membrane stretching from its elongated fourth finger to its hind limbs. It was supported internally by collagen fibres and externally by keratinous ridges. The name derives from the Greek words pteron and daktylos and refers to the way in which the wing is supported by one large finger.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pterodactylus in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pterodactylus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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