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date: 28 February 2020


A Dictionary of Biology
Elizabeth MartinElizabeth Martin, Robert HineRobert Hine

An extinct order of flying reptiles—the pterodactyls—that lived in the late Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods (220–70 million years ago). Pterodactyls had beaked jaws and an elongated fourth finger that supported a membranous wing. They had long jointed tails, no feathers, and could probably only fly by soaring.... ...

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