Pterodactyloidea

(redirected from Pteradactyloidia)

Pterodactyloidea

[¦ter·ə¦dak·tə′lȯid·ē·ə]
(paleontology)
A suborder of Late Jurassic and Cretaceous reptiles in the order Pterosauria distinguished by lacking tails and having increased functional wing length due to elongation of the metacarpels.