About sea and air reptiles

While the dinosaurs lived on land, other reptiles lived in the sea and flew in the air. The sea reptiles, such as the ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs, needed to breathe air and would have surfaced frequently to fill their lungs. The flying reptiles, called pterosaurs, included the largest ever flying animals. There were two

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rhamphorhynchoids and pterodactyloids.

Pterodactylus was a small pterosaur with a wingspan of only 20 in (50 cm).

Pterodactylus

Pterodactylus was a small pterosaur with a wingspan of only 20 in (50 cm).

Fur for warmth Pterodactylus was a pterodactyloid from the Jurassic period. Some Pterodactylus fossils showed small furlike impressions around the body. This suggests that pterosaurs may have been warm blooded and would have used fur to keep themselves warm.

Tapered tail

Long skull

Tapered tail

Long skull

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