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18th Aug '16 7:24:27 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* MixAndMatchCritters. Two pterosaur species will be combined into one hybridised design. This is a particularly good sign that the creators [[TheyJustDidntCare just didn't care]], considering how easy it would be to sort out.

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* MixAndMatchCritters. Two pterosaur species will be combined into one hybridised design. This is a particularly good sign that the creators [[TheyJustDidntCare just didn't care]], care, considering how easy it would be to sort out.



* SmallTaxonomyPools, perhaps because the creators wanted to avoid the ViewersAreGeniuses trope, because they [[SmallReferencePools simply hadn't heard of them]], or because [[TheyJustDidntCare they just didn't bother to do their homework]]. ''Pteranodon'' is easily the most recognisable of all pterosaurs in popular culture, with ''Rhamphorhynchus'' coming a close second. ''Quetzalcoatlus'' may get a mention, but the chances of meeting any other pterosaur species in fiction is virtually nil.

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* SmallTaxonomyPools, perhaps because the creators wanted to avoid the ViewersAreGeniuses trope, because they [[SmallReferencePools simply hadn't heard of them]], or because [[TheyJustDidntCare they just didn't bother to do their homework]].homework. ''Pteranodon'' is easily the most recognisable of all pterosaurs in popular culture, with ''Rhamphorhynchus'' coming a close second. ''Quetzalcoatlus'' may get a mention, but the chances of meeting any other pterosaur species in fiction is virtually nil.



* Poor ''Quetzalcoatlus'' can never catch a break. Even the '11 documentary movie, ''WesternAnimation/MarchOfTheDinosaurs'' managed to badly screw up its anatomy. Besides the usual scales, [[TheyJustDidntCare it was depicted as a biped, and actually lacked its three small wing fingers]]. On top of that, the narrator claimed it was a scavenger, which is a notion which should have long been forgotten by docu-makers. [[note]]Notice above where it says its neck ''isn't'' flexible? Like a vulture, it'd need a flexible neck to dig into the carcass and root out bits of flesh, and it doesn't have one.[[/note]]

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* Poor ''Quetzalcoatlus'' can never catch a break. Even the '11 documentary movie, ''WesternAnimation/MarchOfTheDinosaurs'' managed to badly screw up its anatomy. Besides the usual scales, [[TheyJustDidntCare it was depicted as a biped, and actually lacked its three small wing fingers]].fingers. On top of that, the narrator claimed it was a scavenger, which is a notion which should have long been forgotten by docu-makers. [[note]]Notice above where it says its neck ''isn't'' flexible? Like a vulture, it'd need a flexible neck to dig into the carcass and root out bits of flesh, and it doesn't have one.[[/note]]
13th Aug '16 7:54:48 AM CyborgIguana
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** Unfortunately, for some baffling reason the ''Pteranodon'' figure made for the ''Film/JurassicWorld'' toy line ''does'' have teeth, and they appear to have been made as obvious and ugly as possible (ironic, since being toothless was one of the few things the film itself ''didn't'' screw up about its ''Pteranodon'' design).
12th Aug '16 6:32:29 AM CyborgIguana
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** The related ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caulkicephalus Caulkicephalus]]'' also had a similar teeth-and-''Pteranodon''-crest combo.

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** The related ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caulkicephalus Caulkicephalus]]'' also appears to have had a similar teeth-and-''Pteranodon''-crest teeth-and-crest combo.
12th Aug '16 6:31:38 AM CyborgIguana
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** The related ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caulkicephalus Caulkicephalus]]'' also had a similar teeth-and-''Pteranodon''-crest combo.
11th Aug '16 4:21:22 PM CyborgIguana
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** The other pterosaurs that show up generally fare somewhat better than the ''Pteranodon'' family (notably ''Quetzalcoatlus'' [[ShownTheirWork is correctly described as being a terrestrial forager]]), though most are still erroneously bipedal.

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** The other pterosaurs that show up generally fare somewhat better in the accuracy department than the ''Pteranodon'' family (notably ''Quetzalcoatlus'' [[ShownTheirWork is correctly described as being a terrestrial forager]]), though most are still erroneously bipedal.
11th Aug '16 4:13:44 PM CyborgIguana
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** The other pterosaurs that show up generally fare somewhat better than the ''Pteranodon'' family ([[ShownTheirWork notably ''Quetzalcoatlus'' is correctly described as being a terrestrial forager]]), though most are still erroneously bipedal.

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** The other pterosaurs that show up generally fare somewhat better than the ''Pteranodon'' family ([[ShownTheirWork notably (notably ''Quetzalcoatlus'' [[ShownTheirWork is correctly described as being a terrestrial forager]]), though most are still erroneously bipedal.
11th Aug '16 4:12:24 PM CyborgIguana
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* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP]]-[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-346 346]], a miniature pterodactyl one of the researchers keeps as a pet.

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* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP]]-[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-346 346]], a miniature pterodactyl one of the researchers keeps as a pet.pet (though at the very least it appears to have pycnofibres, and is most likely a previously undiscovered species).


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** The other pterosaurs that show up generally fare somewhat better than the ''Pteranodon'' family ([[ShownTheirWork notably ''Quetzalcoatlus'' is correctly described as being a terrestrial forager]]), though most are still erroneously bipedal.
21st Jul '16 9:45:51 PM schoi30
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** Turu reappears briefly on ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'', since it was inspired by and occasionally crosses over with ''Jonny Quest''. In "Venture Libre", Turu is Dr. Venture's first taste of the weirdness going on in the jungle of Puerta Bahia, which his own rogue creation has turned into a refuge for victims of unethical super science. Though still enormous, grasping and damaging a jet the size of a Concorde, this incarnation of Turu has no teeth. The tendency to mix up pterosaur species is lampshaded when one of the refugees demands that Dr. Venture be killed for being a super scientist and for murdering Turu:

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** Turu reappears briefly on ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'', since it was inspired by and occasionally crosses over with ''Jonny Quest''. In "Venture Libre", Turu is Dr. Venture's first taste of the weirdness going on in the jungle of Puerta Bahia, which his own rogue creation has turned into a refuge for victims of unethical super science. Though still enormous, grasping and damaging a jet the size of a Concorde, this incarnation of Turu has no teeth.teeth-like serrations on his bill. The tendency to mix up pterosaur species is lampshaded when one of the refugees demands that Dr. Venture be killed for being a super scientist and for murdering Turu:
20th Jul '16 5:13:03 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* ''The Christmas Dinosaur''--a [[SoOkayItsAverage cute but forgettable]] ChristmasSpecial from 2004 focusing on two boys who accidentally hatch a baby ''Pteranodon'' on Christmas--has quite a bit of this. For starters, the ''Pteranodon'' has the usual grasping feet and is able to carry the two boys at once, and it's also seemingly lacking wingclaws like a ''Nyctosaurus''. At least they got its diet correct; it's depicted as loving to eat fish and shrimp, something a ''Pteranodon'' would enjoy. Confusingly, both the title and characters refer to it as a dinosaur, but it's also more accurately called a pterosaur.

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* ''The Christmas Dinosaur''--a Dinosaur'' a [[SoOkayItsAverage cute but forgettable]] ChristmasSpecial from 2004 focusing on two boys who accidentally hatch a baby ''Pteranodon'' on Christmas--has quite a bit of this. For starters, the ''Pteranodon'' has the usual grasping feet and is able to carry the two boys at once, and it's also seemingly lacking wingclaws like a ''Nyctosaurus''. At least they got its diet correct; it's depicted as loving to eat fish and shrimp, something a ''Pteranodon'' would enjoy. Confusingly, both the title and characters refer to it as a dinosaur, but it's also more accurately called a pterosaur.
19th Jul '16 7:28:17 PM schoi30
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* ''The Christmas Dinosaur''--a [[SoOkayItsAverage cute but forgettable]] ChristmasSpecial from 2004 focusing on two boys who accidentally hatch a baby ''Quetzalcoatlus'' on Christmas--has quite a bit of this. The title alone is already inaccurate, but more to the point is the fact that the pterosaur depicted is allegedly a baby ''Quetzalcoatlus'', despite having the proportions and diet of a ''Pteranodon''. For instance, it's depicted as loving to eat fish and shrimp; a ''Pteranodon'' would definitely enjoy that, but a ''Quetzalcoatlus'' would probably prefer to eat the two kids. Confusingly, both the title and characters refer to it as a dinosaur, but the human protagonists also call it a pterosaur.

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* ''The Christmas Dinosaur''--a [[SoOkayItsAverage cute but forgettable]] ChristmasSpecial from 2004 focusing on two boys who accidentally hatch a baby ''Quetzalcoatlus'' ''Pteranodon'' on Christmas--has quite a bit of this. The title alone is already inaccurate, but more to For starters, the point is ''Pteranodon'' has the fact that usual grasping feet and is able to carry the pterosaur depicted is allegedly a baby ''Quetzalcoatlus'', despite having the proportions two boys at once, and it's also seemingly lacking wingclaws like a ''Nyctosaurus''. At least they got its diet of a ''Pteranodon''. For instance, correct; it's depicted as loving to eat fish and shrimp; shrimp, something a ''Pteranodon'' would definitely enjoy that, but a ''Quetzalcoatlus'' would probably prefer to eat the two kids. enjoy. Confusingly, both the title and characters refer to it as a dinosaur, but the human protagonists it's also call it more accurately called a pterosaur.
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