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Believe it or not, there's no such animal as pterodactyl; that's the informal word many people use to refer to either Pterodactylus or Pteranodon, two distinct genera of pterosaur that flew the Cretaceous skies. Here are some basic facts about these avian reptiles:

Profile of Pterodactylus
Profile of Pteranodon
10 Facts About Pterodactyl
A gallery of Pterodactylus and Pteranodon pictures
Profile of Georges Cuvier, the paleontologist who named Pterodactylus
Profile of Othniel C. Marsh, the paleontologist who named Pteranodon

"Pterodactyl" (Pterodactylus and Pteranodon) wasn't the only avian reptile of the Mesozoic era; other pterosaurs were bigger and stranger, and even some dinosaurs were starting to evolve toward flight:

Pterosaurs - The Flying Reptiles
Dino-Birds - The Small, Feathered Dinosaurs
The Origins of Flight - How Feathered Dinosaurs Learned to Fly
A Complete, A to Z List of Avian Reptiles

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