flying reptile

noun
an extinct reptile of the Jurassic and Cretaceous having a bird-like beak and membranous wings supported by the very long fourth digit of each forelimb
Syn: ↑pterosaur
Hypernyms: ↑archosaur, ↑archosaurian, ↑archosaurian reptile
Hyponyms: ↑pterodactyl
Member Holonyms: ↑Pterosauria, ↑order Pterosauria

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