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13th Feb '17 5:00:07 AM Chabal2
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* Averted in ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' (of all places): Tolkien stated that the "Fell Beasts" the Nazgul fly on ''aren't'' pterosaurs.
2nd Feb '17 5:17:02 AM albertonykus
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* Various incarnations of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' (Super Sentai in Japan) have featured Zords based on various species of oterosaurs. While they do have their share of inaccuracies (calling a ''Pteranodon'' a "Pterodactyl" just to name one), they do at least try a little by having some lesser-known pterosaurs be featured. The "Dragozord", for example, is a robotic ''Tupuxuara''. Plus, the series runs on RuleOfCool, so accuracy isn't exactly a priority.

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* Various incarnations of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' (Super Sentai in Japan) have featured Zords based on various species of oterosaurs.pterosaurs. While they do have their share of inaccuracies (calling a ''Pteranodon'' a "Pterodactyl" just to name one), they do at least try a little by having some lesser-known pterosaurs be featured. The "Dragozord", for example, is a robotic ''Tupuxuara''. Plus, the series runs on RuleOfCool, so accuracy isn't exactly a priority.
2nd Feb '17 4:00:05 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* Various incarnations of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' (Super Sentai in Japan) have featured Zords based on various species of Pterosaurs. While they do have their share of inaccuracies (Calling a Pteranodon a "Pterodactyl" just to name one), they do at least try a little by having some lesser-known Pterosaurs be featured. The "Dragozord", for example, is a robotic Tupuxuara. Plus, the series runs on RuleOfCool, so accuracy isn't exactly a priority.

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* Various incarnations of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' (Super Sentai in Japan) have featured Zords based on various species of Pterosaurs. oterosaurs. While they do have their share of inaccuracies (Calling (calling a Pteranodon ''Pteranodon'' a "Pterodactyl" just to name one), they do at least try a little by having some lesser-known Pterosaurs pterosaurs be featured. The "Dragozord", for example, is a robotic Tupuxuara.''Tupuxuara''. Plus, the series runs on RuleOfCool, so accuracy isn't exactly a priority.
1st Feb '17 7:33:01 PM batmany
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* Various incarnations of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' (Super Sentai in Japan) have featured Zords based on various species of Pterosaurs. While they do have their share of inaccuracies (Calling a Pteranodon a "Pterodactyl" just to name one), they do at least try a little by having some lesser-known Pterosaurs be featured. The "Dragozord", for example, is a robotic Tupuxuara. Plus, the series runs on RuleOfCool, so accuracy isn't exactly a priority.


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* Averted with the Chicago Field Museum's plush [[http://store.fieldmuseum.org/product/FIELD_MUSEUM_-_PTERANODON_PLUSH Pteranodon]]. It's furry, quadrupedal, has webbed feet, lacks teeth, wings are attached to the lower legs, and it even has a pteroid bone.
1st Feb '17 12:49:41 AM PaulA
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* The first ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'' featured two monsters, the Air Screamer and the Night Flutter. Those creatures were based on illustrations from one of Alessa's favourite book, ''TheLostWorld'' by Sir Creator/ArthurConanDoyle. This being ''Franchise/SilentHill'', the flying horrors haven been twisted by the town, with the Air Screamer resembling a hideously emaciated pterodactyl/bat hybrid and the Night Flutter possessing a human-like body and a wriggling mass of worms for a head.

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* The first ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'' featured two monsters, the Air Screamer and the Night Flutter. Those creatures were based on illustrations from one of Alessa's favourite book, ''TheLostWorld'' ''Literature/{{The Lost World|1912}}'' by Sir Creator/ArthurConanDoyle. This being ''Franchise/SilentHill'', the flying horrors haven been twisted by the town, with the Air Screamer resembling a hideously emaciated pterodactyl/bat hybrid and the Night Flutter possessing a human-like body and a wriggling mass of worms for a head.
18th Jan '17 9:46:50 AM ElSquibbonator
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** To be fair, it's obviously ''supposed'' to be over-the-top.

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** To be fair, it's obviously ''supposed'' That being said, the artist in question normally [[ShownTheirWork does his research]] on the animals his monsters are based on. It's almost guaranteed that the Pteracide was intended to be deliberately over-the-top.
16th Jan '17 4:01:57 PM ElSquibbonator
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** It's also possible that the Pteri might be based on an ''Archaeopteryx'', given its feathers and long tail.
4th Jan '17 11:37:31 AM blockboy
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* [[KillAllHumans Pterosaurs will have an inexplicable desire to attack or kill humans on sight]]. This one may be justified if the pterosaur in question is a PapaWolf or a MamaBear defending its nest, or has some other biologically plausible behaviour, but usually it's as if the pterosaurs have looked up the HumansAreBastards page in advance -- essentially, [[DinosaursAreDragons Pterosaurs Are Dragons]]. Some of the largest azhdarchids like ''Hatzegopteryx'' were large enough to have snatched up a human and swallowed it whole if it were hungry and nothing else of the right size was around.[[note]]The animal would be ''walking'' or ''galloping'' up to you instead of snatching you on the fly.[[/note]]

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* [[KillAllHumans Pterosaurs will have an inexplicable desire to attack or kill humans on sight]]. This one may be justified if the pterosaur in question is a PapaWolf or a MamaBear defending its nest, or has some other biologically plausible behaviour, but usually it's as if the pterosaurs have looked up the HumansAreBastards page in advance -- essentially, [[DinosaursAreDragons Pterosaurs Are Dragons]]. Some of the largest azhdarchids like ''Hatzegopteryx'' were large enough to have snatched up a human and swallowed it whole if it were hungry and nothing else of the right size was around.[[note]]The animal would be ''walking'' or ''galloping'' up to you instead of snatching you on the fly.[[/note]][[/note]] ''Thalassodromeus'' was also known to have possessed powerful jaws that could suggest a tendency to prey on large animals.
30th Oct '16 7:59:25 PM MagnusForce
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* ''VideoGame/ArkSurvivalEvolved'''s pterosaurs run the gamut.
** The ''Pteranodon'' has teeth, scales, bat-like wings, and the ability to pick up humans ([[RuleOfFun a technique used by riders to harass enemies]]). They're also identical in genders (real females are smaller and don't have crests; then again all the other animals in-game have identical sexes).
** The ''Dimorphodon'' has feathers and KillerRabbit tendencies, but is otherwise not too shabby.
** The ''Quetzalcoatlus'' is pretty accurate, except that it's way bigger than the real thing and strong enough to carry off a mammoth as well as a small building on its back (once again RuleOfFun applies).
** The ''Tapejara'' has the wrong crest (making it look more like ''Tupandactylus'' or ''Tupuxuara'', which were once considered synonymous with ''Tapejara''), is a carnivore (it probably ate fruit in real life), and has the strength to carry three people and pick up another with its claws (need we say RuleOfFun again?). Otherwise, not bad.
25th Oct '16 5:46:24 PM Antigone3
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* The cover for ''Lands of Mystery'', a LostWorld sourcebook for ''[[TabletopGame/HeroSystem Justice Inc.]]'', features a villain riding a ''Quetzalcoatlus''. If you check the creature stats, this is absolutely possible in the game ... though both the ''Quetzalcoatlus'' and ''Pteranodon'' writeups give them Gliding rather than true Flight, so their use as airborne transport is somewhat limited. ''Quetzalcoatlus'' is also noted as being capable of carrying off [=NPCs=] to feed to its young. [[JustifiedTrope Can be forgiven]] since ''Justice Inc.'' was a pulp game and pterosaurs, like every other critter, are acting the way they did in the pulps.
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