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Basic Trope: Pterosaurs are portrayed inaccurately.

  • Straight: The Ptero Soarer is scaly and has a long tail
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed:
    • The Pteranodon is portrayed what people from the 60s thought they were like.
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    • The Pteranodon only has minor inaccuracies, such as a slightly off crest shape.
  • Justified:
    • The Ptero Soarer is an undiscovered species.
    • The Ptero Soarer is actually a reconstruction from pterosaur DNA mixed with DNA from other reptiles.
    • The Ptero Soarer is the modern day descendant of ancient pterosaurs who never stopped evolving within their Lost World.
  • Inverted:
    • The Ptero Soarer appears only in a dream sequence, and all other pterosaurs are accurate.
    • A bird that behaves like a Pteranodon (AKA, a pelican).
  • Subverted: The Ptero Soarer is a hybrid between a Pteranodon and Rhamphorhynchus
  • Double Subverted:...but is still bipedal and scaly.
  • Parodied:
    • Our Rhamphorhynchus tried eating a clam and all his teeth fell out.
    • Alice always thought a Pteranodon is a cat.
  • Zig Zagged: The Ptero Soarer is furry in winter and scaly in summer.
  • Averted: The Pteranodon is portrayed correctly.
  • Enforced:
    • The Rhamphorhynchus's dentist is angry.
    • Acceptable Breaks from Reality, where its accurate portrayal could have otherwise clash with the show's entertainment value.
  • Lampshaded:
    • He is ostracized due to inaccuracy.
    • "I could have sworn they look nothing like this!"
  • Invoked: Bob got a rare bird and convince people it's a Pteranodon.
  • Exploited: He put it in a freak show and rip people off their money to see a 'real-life Pteranodon'.
  • Defied: The Ptero Soarer had plastic surgery to remove his long tail.
  • Discussed: An eccentric millionaire and a palaeontologist argue over how to recreate the Pteranodon.
  • Conversed: "Some of the previews for this upcoming dinosaur movie are depicting flying reptiles very inaccurately."
  • Implied: Pteranodons are extinct and are not seen, but its skeletal display seems to look odd.
  • Deconstructed: An eccentric millionaire recreates extinct animals. When he messes up the Pteranodon design because of his outmoded ideas, it turns out to be totally ill-suited to doing anything and promptly dies.
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  • Reconstructed: The millionaire learns his lesson and adjusts the design to be more accurate.
  • Played For Laughs: An eccentric millionaire recreates extinct animals; when he shows the resident palaeontologist his plans for the pterosaur design, the palaeontologist hits his head against the wall.
  • Played For Drama: After arguing with said eccentric millionaire, the paleontologist feels ignored and neglected, and either goes on strike or opts out of the project.
  • Plotted A Good Waste: The unrealistic design of the Pteranodon shows that it's actually a surveillance robot.

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