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History Of Crystal Palace Park

Pterodactylus Pterodactylus Scuplture

How to pronouce it's name:


Definition of name:

"Flight Finger"

Lived when:

Smaller Pterodactyls emerged at the beginning of the Jurrasic period. The larger family members were towards the end of the Jurassic

Died out when:

At the end of the Cretaceous period along with the Dinosaurs

Type of food eaten:

Carnivorous (flying insects, small lizards and fish, like modern day vultures they also scavenged on dead creatures).

Fossils found where:

Southern England, France, Germany and as far away as Tanzania and Africa.

Creature fact:

Despite appearances and the ability to fly, they are not related to birds or mammals (ie, bats); they are in fact, flying reptiles



Anaplotherium | Ichtheosaurus | Iguanodon | Megalosaurus | Megalocerus | Megatherium | Mosasurus | Paleotherium | Plesiosaurus | Pterodactylus | Teleosaurus