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Pteranodon

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What the Dino Saw

Photos, videos and models were obtained at

Canberra’s National Dinosaur Museum.

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Pteranodon

The pteranodon were not dinosaurs. They were flying reptiles.

Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

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What does its name mean? – Wing toothless

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What did they eat? – They probably ate mostly fish.

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When did they live? – Pteranodons lived around 85 to 75 million years ago.

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How big were they? – The pteranodons could have a wingspan (wingtip to wingtip) of over 6m.

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How many types of pteranodons were there? – Scientists have found over 1,200 species of pteranodons.

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Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

Schools and students have permission to use this graphic for non-commercial, educational purposes.

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Could they fly or only glide? – In early years many thought they could only glide but we now believe they could fly. Some were known to have flown long distances just like some birds migrate thousands of kilometres.

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Click on the video below to see one of the flying reptiles move.

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Here is the Wikipedia link with more information about pteranodon

Pteranodon

 

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