Sunday, December 19, 2010

DINO-A-DAY #80: Pteranodon

Welcome to Dino-a-Day, where we'll be highlighting one prehistoric beast per day until the release of our graphic novel Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth on January 4, 2011.

Each of the ninety-six creatures we'll be featuring on this blog are taken from a huge 2-page spread in the middle of Evolution. So while you can see each individual creature here, you'll need to grab the book to see them all together!



NAME: Pteranodon
PRONUNCIATION: te-RAN-o-don
ORDER: Pterosauria
EXISTED DURING: Late Cretaceous
DISCOVERED: Kansas, 1870
FUN FACT: Pteranodon crests were sexually dimorphic; females had smaller crests than males, suggesting that the crest was involved more with mating displays than with practical functions like being a counterbalance to its long beak.


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2 comments:

Donn Ha said...

Your dinosaurs all look so happy.

Kevin Cannon said...

I'd be happy too if I was as big as a truck and could just fly around eating fish all day.