❃ Pteranodon was a member of the pterosaur family, a group of flying reptiles that lived during the Mesozoic Era. It had a wingspan of up to 40 feet and weighed up to 150 pounds.
❃ It is one of the most well-known pterosaurs, due to its distinctive crest. The function of this crest is still debated; it may have been used for display, to help the animal fly, or both.
❃ Pteranodon was first discovered in the 1870s and has been one of the most popular dinosaurs ever since. It is one of the few dinosaurs that is commonly known by its scientific name, rather than its popular name. There's so much more to learn than just their skill to terrorize the skies. Learn more about them in our Pteranodon blog!