Any of various small, mostly tailless, extinct flying reptiles of the order Pterosauria that existed during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.(noun)
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Use "pterodactyl" in a sentence
"Side note, the music played when Toth-Amon floats off the dark tower balcony and hand-animates into that rad mist-pterodactyl is the some of the best music out of both Conans."
"A mere explanation that a pterodactyl was a kind of flying reptile belonging to the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods was insufficient."
"No matter a persons' level of scientific knowledge most can identify a picture of a flying reptile as a "pterodactyl"."