Pterodactyli
Pterosauria Pter`o*sau"ri*a, n. pl. [NL.] (Paleon.) An extinct order of flying reptiles of the Mesozoic age; the pterodactyls; -- called also {{Pterodactyli}}, and {{Ornithosauria}}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The wings were formed, like those of bats, by a leathery expansion of the skin, principally supported by the greatly enlarged outer or `` little'' fingers of the hands. The American Cretaceous pterodactyls had no teeth. See {Pteranodontia}, and {Pterodactyl}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pterodactyli — Pter o*dac ty*li, n. pl. [NL.] (Paleon.) Same as {Pterosauria}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pterodactyli — ptero·dac·ty·li …   English syllables

  • pterodactyli — ˌterəˈdaktəˌlī Etymology: New Latin, from pter + dactyli synonym of pterosauria …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ornithosauria — Pterosauria Pter o*sau ri*a, n. pl. [NL.] (Paleon.) An extinct order of flying reptiles of the Mesozoic age; the pterodactyls; called also {{Pterodactyli}}, and {{Ornithosauria}}. [1913 Webster] Note: The wings were formed, like those of bats, by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pterosauria — Pter o*sau ri*a, n. pl. [NL.] (Paleon.) An extinct order of flying reptiles of the Mesozoic age; the pterodactyls; called also {{Pterodactyli}}, and {{Ornithosauria}}. [1913 Webster] Note: The wings were formed, like those of bats, by a leathery… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pterodactylus — Pterodactyl redirects here. For other uses, see Pterodactyl (disambiguation). Animalia Pterodactylus antiquus Temporal range: Late Jurassic, 150.8–148.5 Ma …   Wikipedia

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