Flying Pterodactylus Papercraft
Do you have little paleontologists in the making? Prehistoric fans?
This papercraft is a Jurassic adaption of our flying bird but this time we even have FREE printables ready to go, for you.
Name meaning: Winged Finger (Greek)
- Lived during the late Jurassic period, approximately 150-148 Million years ago.
- The first pterodactylus fossil was discovered in Bavaria, Germany. It was identified by Italian scientist Cosimo Alessandro Collini in 1794.
- Other pterodactylus fossils have been found elsewhere in Europe and Africa.
- The pterodactylus was the first Pterosaurus known to science.
- Carnivore - most likely fed on fish and other small animals.
- Was a flying reptile, not a dinosaur.
- Had a long beak filled with around 90 short, sharp teeth.
- Had wings formed by a skin and muscle membrane stretching from its elongated fourth finger to its hind limbs. Its wingspan was just over 1 metre (3.28ft).
- Named by Paleontologist Georges Cuvier in 1809.