Pterodactylus was a pterosaur that lived in the Late Jurassic of Bavaria, southern Germany. It was the first pterosaur to be scientifically described by the Italian naturalist Cosimo Alessandro Collini in 1784. It was named "Ptero-dactyle" by French anatomist George Cuvier in 1809, but not formally described until 1812. It was first thought to be sea creature of some sort, but was later shown to be a flying reptile.

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Jurassic Park

A Pterodactylus skeleton appeared in the front entrance of the Visitor Center.

Jurassic Park III: Park Builder

It is a Carnivore One in the game.

Jurassic Park: Builder

Pterodactylus is one of the available creatures on the IOS application, Jurassic Park: Builder, albeit it is just a slightly smaller, differently-colored version of the Pteranodon. Despite being a carnivore and a pterosaur in the game, they get an enclosure without fences like what the herbivores in the game get.

Jurassic World: The Game

see Pterodactylus/JW: TG

Pterodactylus is a VIP pterosaur in Jurassic World: The Game, albeit it looks like a female Pteranodon with a curved beak.

Playskool Heroes

Behind the scenes


"Pterry" from the Jurassic Park animated series.

In the scrapped Jurassic Park animated series Tim Murphy was to own a Pterodactylus named "Pterry" that would be perched on his shoulder.


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