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What I Learnt Today : Pterodactyl was not only the flying dinosaur, There were many

What I Learnt Today : Pterodactyl was not only the flying dinosaur, There were many

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We are all familiar to Pterodactyl, the flying dinosaur. But, actually there existed so many flying dinosaurs. The common name of all this “flying dinosaurs” is Pterosaurs. There are about 130 genus of Pterosaurs existed in the jurassic period. Here I listed some of them —

1. Pterodactyl

The Pterodactyls had a couple of very wide wings up to 40 feet long. But, these wings are not similar to modern bird’s wings. There were no feathers , their wings were made of a leathery substance. They lived near the sea in the cave & trees. They ate sea fish, large insects & other small dinosaurs. We found their fossils in Europe, North America, Australia, and Africa.
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Pterodactyl
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Pterodactyl Fossil
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2. Petinosaurus

Petinosaurus wings were formed by membranes of skin and other soft tissues. And also there were no feathers on their wings. These types of flying dinosaurs are small in size than Pterodactyl. Food habit is the same as Pterodactyl. They lived in the trees.
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Petinosaurus
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3. Pteranodon

Pteranodon mens toothless wing. Yes, this type of flying dinosaur had no teeth. Length of the wings was 6 metre. They had also featherless wings. They lived in the caves & trees. Their food habit is the same as Pterodactyl. Their fossils were found in North America & Europe.
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Pteranodon
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Pteranodon fossil
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4. Quetzalcoatlus

The wings length of Quetzalcoatlus was near 36 feet. They had also featherless leather wings. They were toothless dinosaurs. Their food habit is the same as Pterodactyl.
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Quetzalcoatlus
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Quetzalcoatlus fossil
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5. Archaeopteryx

Archaeopteryx had feathers on their wings. They lived in the bushes & trees. They ate small insects & fish.
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Archaeopteryx
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Archaeopteryx fossil
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6. Avisaurus

Avisaurus was very similar to Archaeopteryx in size, nature & habit. Their wing length was up to 3 metre. Their food habit was similar to Archaeopteryx.
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Avisaurus
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Avisaurus fossil
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7. Confuciusornis

The size of Confuciusornis was very small like a modern crow. Their wings length was about 2 feet long. They had also feathers on their wings. They had also a long tail. Their diet was similar to modern crows.
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Confuciusornis
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Confuciusornis fossil
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8. Haopterus

Haopterus was very similar to Pterodactyl. The length of their wings was near 30 feet long. They lived in the caves & trees near the sea shore. They ate sea fishes & small dinosaurs.
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Haopterus
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Haopterus fossil
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9. Microraptor

Microraptor was small in size. They had four wings. The length of their wings was about 2.5 feet. They had also feathers on their wings. Their food habit is similar to Avisaurus.
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Microraptor
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Microraptor fossil
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10. Rahonavis

Rahonavis was very similar to Microraptor in size, shape, nature & habit. Their wing was covered with long feathers & length of their wings was near to 2 feet. Their food habit was also same as Microraptor.
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Rahonavis
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Rahonavis fossil
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