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22nd Mar '17 10:08:32 AM CJCroen1393
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* Like many dinosaurs (though not as much), pterosaurs in the media slip into RealIsBrown territory. In reality, while (unlike dinosaurs) there is no proof of ''what'' colors they were, we can be relatively confident that living pterosaurs would have been [[AmazingTechnicolorWildlife brightly and flamboyantly colored]]. Like most other reptiles, pterosaurs would have had excellent eyesight and been capable of seeing colors, and the ones with crests likely used said crests as visual signals to communicate with other pterosaurs.

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* Like many dinosaurs (though not as much), pterosaurs in the media slip into RealIsBrown territory. In reality, while (unlike dinosaurs) there is no proof of ''what'' colors they were, we can be relatively confident that living pterosaurs would have been [[AmazingTechnicolorWildlife brightly and flamboyantly colored]]. Like most other reptiles, pterosaurs would have had excellent eyesight and been capable of seeing colors, and the ones with crests likely used said crests as visual signals to communicate with other pterosaurs. This is further supported with findings in 2017, when an unnamed tapejarid was discovered with fossilized melanosomes (pigment cells). Based on the types of melanin found in its fossil, its fur would have been black and its crest would have been red.
18th Mar '17 7:22:29 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' features the [[http://www.neopets.com/pteri/ Pteri]]. As its name suggests, [[http://images.neopets.com/pp/pteri.gif its design is very reminiscent of a really small, adorable pterodactyl]] and it is native to [[{{Prehistoria}} Tyrannia]], but it's commonly referred to as a [[AllFlyersAreBirds bird]].
** It's also possible that the Pteri might be based on an ''Archaeopteryx'', given its feathers and long tail.
** Also from Neopets, [[spoiler:the "Lair of the Beast" (also in Tyrannia) is a standard scary pterodactyl]].

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* ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' features the ''Website/{{Neopets}}'':
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[[http://www.neopets.com/pteri/ Pteri]]. As its name suggests, [[http://images.neopets.com/pp/pteri.gif its design is very reminiscent of a really small, adorable pterodactyl]] and it is native to [[{{Prehistoria}} Tyrannia]], but it's commonly referred to as a [[AllFlyersAreBirds bird]]. It's is possible that the Pteri might be based on an ''Archaeopteryx'', given its feathers and long tail.
** It's also possible that the Pteri might be based on an ''Archaeopteryx'', given its feathers and long tail.
** Also from Neopets, [[spoiler:the
[[spoiler:The "Lair of the Beast" (also in Tyrannia) is a standard scary pterodactyl]].
14th Mar '17 3:23:01 PM CJCroen1393
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** Subverted with the Vultursaurs--they look like stereotypical "lizard-bat" pterodactyls from fiction, but are in fact an offshoot lineage of theropod dinosaurs that developed batlike wings instead of feathers. HilariousInHindsight, seeing as ten years later it was discovered in real life that there ''were'' [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yi_(dinosaur) theropod dinosaurs that developed batlike wings]] (though there's some debate as to ''how'' batlike they were; some argue that they were more like flying squirrels), although they still had feathers.
12th Mar '17 2:29:12 PM nombretomado
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* {{Mortasheen}} gives us the [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/pteracide.htm Pteracide.]] Granted, its skull looks ''nothing'' like any real pterosaur, it's next to naked, and [[OhCrap it leaks acid from its chest]], but hey, at least it's quadrupedal and supports each wing with one finger.

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* {{Mortasheen}} WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}} gives us the [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/pteracide.htm Pteracide.]] Granted, its skull looks ''nothing'' like any real pterosaur, it's next to naked, and [[OhCrap it leaks acid from its chest]], but hey, at least it's quadrupedal and supports each wing with one finger.
9th Mar '17 6:19:14 PM CyborgIguana
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** For some reason though she's perfectly fine with being called a dinosaur (even using the term herself), though it's possible she just had no way of knowing better, seeing as she was uplifted to sapience alongside a trio of true dinosaurs and presumably never informed that she was something different.

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** For some reason though she's perfectly fine with being called a dinosaur (even using the term herself), though it's possible she just probably had no way of knowing better, better seeing as she was uplifted to sapience alongside a trio of true dinosaurs and presumably never informed that she was something different.
9th Mar '17 6:14:51 PM CyborgIguana
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** For some reason though she's perfectly fine with being called a dinosaur (even using the term herself), though it's possible she just had no way of knowing better, seeing as she was uplifted to sapience alongside a trio of true dinosaurs and presumably never informed that she was something different.
5th Mar '17 5:09:53 PM nombretomado
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* In ''DungeonSiege II'', there is a type of enemy called the Terrak, which (except for the small tail) looks very much like ''Pteranodon''. What makes the paleontologists and dinosaur enthusiasts cry is the violation of the RuleOfCool that comes with these animals, which can be summed up in this question: "If they have wings, [[AcrophobicBird why are they always walking?]]"

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* In ''DungeonSiege II'', ''VideoGame/DungeonSiegeII'', there is a type of enemy called the Terrak, which (except for the small tail) looks very much like ''Pteranodon''. What makes the paleontologists and dinosaur enthusiasts cry is the violation of the RuleOfCool that comes with these animals, which can be summed up in this question: "If they have wings, [[AcrophobicBird why are they always walking?]]"
4th Mar '17 8:35:34 PM schoi30
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "A Clockwork Origin" had a robotic ''Pteranodon'' that carries off Fry to feed him to its young.
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.
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