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Pteranodon

 

a genus of giant extinct reptiles of the order Pterodactyloidei of the superorder Pterosauria. Pteranodon lived in the Cretaceous period. The wingspread reached 7.5 m. The huge head, measuring approximately 1 m, ended anteriorly with a powerful, pointed, toothless bill; posteriorly, the head ended with a long and massive occipital crest that possibly served as a counterweight. Pteranodon inhabited the shores of seas, feeding on fish caught on the fly from the water. Several species have been described from Upper Cretaceous deposits in North America.

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Everyone's favorite Pteranodon family rides the DINOSAUR TRAIN Submarine to meet sea creature friends in an all-new science special airing February 18 on PBS KIDS and available on DVD February 19, 2013
Everyone's favorite Pteranodon family will dive into an underwater adventure in "Submarine Adventure.
When the Pteranodon family takes the Dinosaur Train under the sea to visit their friend Elmer Elasmosaurus, they learn that the Elasmosaurus family is leaving the station to follow their food - the fish.
The Pteranodon family goes under the sea again to ride the Dinosaur Train Submarine - this time they go to meet Shoshana Shonisaurus, an enormous marine reptile that's something between a dolphin and a whale.
Spring 2011 highlights include new additions to the popular InterAction Figure line, adding Don Pteranodon and Hank Ankylosaurus to the current Dinosaur Train friends who can recognize and respond to one another through SmartTalk technology.
Young viewers join Buddy and his adoptive family of Pteranodons on whimsical adventures through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes and oceans as they unearth basic concepts in natural science, natural history and paleontology.
And, while Spielberg takes an executive producer credit and provided a plot outline (as well as insisting on the inclusion of the attack by flying pteranodons he'd had to drop from The Lost World ), calling the shots this time is Joe Johnston.
Perhaps most fascinating are the flying pteranodons, who swoop and snatch food for their chicks with a terrible, sinewy elegance.
Each episode is seen through the eyes of Buddy, a preschool-aged Tyrannosaurus Rex, and his adoptive family of Pteranodons.
Each episode is shown through the eyes of Buddy, a preschool-aged Tyrannosaurus Rex, who, along with his adoptive family of pteranodons, goes for adventures on the Dinosaur Train to discover and visit with all kinds of dinosaurs while learning the basic concepts of natural science, natural history and paleontology.
Buddy and his adoptive family of Pteranodons go for adventures on the Dinosaur Train to meet all kinds of dinosaurs in different eras and learn fascinating new facts about these incredible creatures.