Means: Winged Lizards
Period: Appeared late in the Jurassic period and died out during Cretaceous, about 65 million years ago
Quick facts: Pterosaurs were an order of flying reptiles that lived during the time of the dinosaurs. The pterosaurs ranged in size from a few inches to over 40 feet. They had hollow bones, were lightly built, and had small bodies. They had large brains and good eyesight.
Pterosaurs were carnivores; they ate fish (which they caught on the surface of the oceans), mollusks, crabs, perhaps plankton (for some species), insects, and scavenged dead animals on land.