Wednesday, December 22, 2010

DINO-A-DAY #83: Pterodactylus

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: Pterodactylus
PRONUNCIATION: TER-o-DAK-ti-lus
ORDER: Pterosauria
EXISTED DURING: Late Jurassic
DISCOVERED: Germany, 1809
FUN FACT: As with bats, Pterodactylus’ wings were simply fleshy membranes stretched between its body and an extremely elongated fingers.


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Source: Wikipedia
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