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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.
13th Jul '16 11:39:16 PM CJCroen1393
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** In ''Film/JurassicWorld'', the ''Pteranodon'' (which are toothless this time, thankfully) are not only still portrayed as DeathFromAbove, but also joined by a different pterosaur: ''Dimorphodon''. The ''Dimorphodons'' themselves, however, are depicted as aerial predators (the real life ''Dimorphodon'' was a harmless insectivore/hunter of small animals), but they are fortunately portrayed with pycnofibres in contrast to the once again naked ''Pteranodons''. Interestingly, this film is probably the first pop culture work [[note]]Aside from ''Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur 2006'' mentioned above [[/note]] to depict ''Pteranodons'' plunge diving for food like pelicans or gannets, [[ShownTheirWork something they likely did in real life]], and it also remembers their sexual dimorphism (having short, stumpy crests).

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** In ''Film/JurassicWorld'', the ''Pteranodon'' (which are toothless this time, thankfully) are not only still portrayed as DeathFromAbove, but also joined by a different pterosaur: ''Dimorphodon''. The ''Dimorphodons'' themselves, however, are depicted as aerial predators (the real life ''Dimorphodon'' was a harmless insectivore/hunter of small animals), but they are fortunately portrayed with pycnofibres in contrast to the once again naked ''Pteranodons''. Interestingly, this film is probably the first pop culture work [[note]]Aside from ''Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur 2006'' mentioned above [[/note]] to depict ''Pteranodons'' plunge diving for food like pelicans or gannets, [[ShownTheirWork something they likely did in real life]], and it also remembers their sexual dimorphism (having short, stumpy crests).crests when female).
10th Jul '16 4:32:24 PM MagnusForce
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* The entire trope can be traced to Victorian era science when [[ScienceMarchesOn pterosaurs were just discovered.]] Of course, since scientists had poor understanding of the animals, they portrayed them as the eagle-like monster so commonly shown in fiction. In fact a lot of ArtisticLicensePaleontology related tropes can be traced back to Victorian era science when dinosaurs first captured the public imagination.
9th Jul '16 5:30:32 PM schoi30
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** In ''Film/JurassicWorld'', the ''Pteranodon'' (which are toothless this time, thankfully) are not only still portrayed as DeathFromAbove, but also joined by a different pterosaur: ''Dimorphodon''. The ''Dimorphodons'' themselves, however, are depicted as aerial predators (the real life ''Dimorphodon'' was a harmless insectivore/hunter of small animals), but they are fortunately portrayed with pycnofibres in contrast to the once again naked ''Pteranodons''. Interestingly, this film is probably the first pop culture work to depict ''Pteranodons'' plunge diving for food like pelicans or gannets, [[ShownTheirWork something they likely did in real life]], and it also remembers their sexual dimorphism (having short, stumpy crests).

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** In ''Film/JurassicWorld'', the ''Pteranodon'' (which are toothless this time, thankfully) are not only still portrayed as DeathFromAbove, but also joined by a different pterosaur: ''Dimorphodon''. The ''Dimorphodons'' themselves, however, are depicted as aerial predators (the real life ''Dimorphodon'' was a harmless insectivore/hunter of small animals), but they are fortunately portrayed with pycnofibres in contrast to the once again naked ''Pteranodons''. Interestingly, this film is probably the first pop culture work [[note]]Aside from ''Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur 2006'' mentioned above [[/note]] to depict ''Pteranodons'' plunge diving for food like pelicans or gannets, [[ShownTheirWork something they likely did in real life]], and it also remembers their sexual dimorphism (having short, stumpy crests).
1st Jul '16 4:22:58 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* ''Videogame/StarControl'' gives us the Yehat, an alien race that look like a 3 meters-tall bumblebee-colored Pteranodons (supplementary material describes them as a mix between an old-Earth pterosaur and a bumblebee and game dialog has them refering themselves as "birds of prey", feathers being also mentioned), with bat-like and three-clawed wings, forward-looking bright eyes, and a small sphere above them, and the Pkunk, an offshot of them seemingly wingless and with a toucan-like beak.

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* ''Videogame/StarControl'' gives us both the Yehat, an alien race that whose members look like a 3 meters-tall meters-tall, bumblebee-colored Pteranodons (supplementary material describes them as a mix between an old-Earth pterosaur and a bumblebee and game dialog has them refering themselves as "birds of prey", feathers being also mentioned), with bat-like and three-clawed wings, and forward-looking bright eyes, and eyes with a small sphere above them, and the Pkunk, an offshot of them seemingly wingless and with a toucan-like beak.
1st Jul '16 4:18:40 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* ''Videogame/StarControl'' gives us the Yehat, an alien race that look like a 3 meters-tall bumblebee-colored Pteranodons (supplementary material describes them as a mix between an old-Earth pterosaur and a bumblebee and game dialog has them refering themselves as "birds of prey", feathers being also mentioned), with bat-like and three-clawed wings, forward-looking bright eyes, and a small sphere above them, and the Pkunk, an offshot of them seemingly wingless and with a toucan-like beak.
30th Jun '16 8:24:50 AM TheNicestGuy
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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:
-->'''Dr. Venture:''' Is Turu a pterodactyl?\\
'''Carl the Cheetah-Man:''' ''Pteranodon'', you monster!\\
'''Venturestein:''' See, he not even good at science.
26th Jun '16 12:40:40 PM schoi30
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* The 2006 remake of ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}: Nobita's Dinosaur'' featured ''Pteranodon'' that can walk on their hind legs and ''Quetzalcoatlus'' that hunt in flocks. However, the ''Pteranodon'' were shown [[ShownTheirWork diving for food like pelicans]].

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* The 2006 remake of ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}: Nobita's Dinosaur'' featured ''Pteranodon'' that can walk on their hind legs and ''Quetzalcoatlus'' that hunt in flocks. However, On the other wing, the ''Pteranodon'' were shown [[ShownTheirWork diving for food like pelicans]].pelicans or gannets]].
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