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pterodactyl

(tĕrədăk`tĭl), popular term for a pterosaurpterosaur
[Gr., = winged lizard], extinct flying reptile (commonly called pterodactyl [Gr., = wing finger]) of the order Pterosauria, common in the late Triassic and Cretaceous periods, from approximately 228 to 65 million years ago.
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pterodactyl

[¦ter·ə¦dak·təl]
(paleontology)
The common name for members of the extinct reptilian order Pterosauria.
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pterodactyl

any extinct flying reptile of the genus Pterodactylus and related genera, having membranous wings supported on an elongated fourth digit
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