In traditional scientific writing, as well as science fiction, pterodactyls were portrayed as ugly and evil, bat-like creatures. Yet new scientific evidence has unearthed some startling facts about pterodactyls. Turns out they may not have been as ugly or as evil as we once thought. Take this quiz to consider the pterodactyl in a new light.
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When were pterodactyl fossils first found?
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When did pterodactyls live?
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What periods make up the Mesozoic era?
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What group of flying animals did the pterodactyl belong to?
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Which pterosaurs sub group was the largest?
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What was the wingspan of the largest-ever pterodactyl?
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How many different species of pterosaurs have been discovered?
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Who gave the pterodactyl its name?
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When did scientist revise the pterodactyl's image?
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What color do scientist theorize the pterodactyl's fur was?
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Which animal was the pterodactyl's brain similar to?
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What do scientists theorize about the strength of a pterodactyl's wings?
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What force is it that causes a bird or airplane to become airborne?
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What impact does the wing's size have on the lift?
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To what was a pterodactyl's wing structure similar?
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What animal did pterodactyls walk like?
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When flying, how much of a pterodactyl's body muscle was put to work?
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At what point does a large flying animal face the most challenge?
Question 19 of 20
What diving technique did the pterodactyl use to help it catch fish?
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