Any of various small, mostly tailless, extinct flying reptiles of the order Pterosauria that existed during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.
[New Latin Pterodactylus,
reptile genus : Greek pteron, feather, wing. See -pter + Greek daktulos,
- pter´odac´tyloid´ adjective
- pter´odac´tylous adjective
animal: extinct animal, dodo, auk, aurochs, prehistoric animal, pterodactyl, ichthyosaur, plesiosaur, dinosaur, brontosaurus, tyrannosaurus rex, megathere, mammoth, mastodon
A prehistoric pterodactyl skeleton is identified for the first time by Yale paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh, 39, the first U.S. paleontologist.
Rodan follows in the footsteps of other Japanese monster movies, such as Godzilla, which involve a giant monster being awoken from an ancient hibernation by human beings. In this story, miners digging far into the earth stumble across a clutch of giant caterpillar-like insects, which viciously attack several of the miners and prompt a government investigation into the matter. The giant bugs turn out to be little more than food for two gigantic flying beasts (similar to the pteradactyl, except they are far bigger and far more powerful), who hatch from giant eggs and proceed to terrorize the entire world.
math rock entity Rodan
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