- Name: Pteranodon longiceps/sternbergi
- Name Meaning: Toothless Wing
- Diet: Piscivore
- Wingspan: 6-7 meters (20-23 feet)
- Time Period: Late Cretaceous (86-84.5 million years ago)
- Classification: Pterosauria --> Pterodactyloidea --> Ornithocheiroidea --> Pteranodontidae
- Place Found: North America
- Describer: Harksen, 1966
Dinosaur King StatisticsEdit
- Attribute: Grass
- Assist Move: Metal Wing
- Arcade Nickname/Catchcopy:
- Japanese: 天空の王者
- English: The Ruler of the Skies
- Attribute: Grass
- Owner: Zoe Drake (D-Team)
- Dinosaurs Defeated: Terry, Spiny
- Debut: Downtown Runaround
Assist Move CardEdit
- Metal Wing
- Three Pteranodon swoop down and slice your opponent with their wings!
- Name: Jet [ジェット]
- Appears in Move Cards: Diamond Wing (renamed Metal Wing)
- Other: It was mistaken to be the legendary Great Bird of North America.
The Metal Wing card was in a book of Dinosaur and Move Cards sold by the unnamed Jonathan in Downtown Runaround. Though the Alpha Gang stole the book, Metal Wing dropped out and was picked up by Zoe. She later used it to summon the Pteranodon trio to help Paris and Chomp beat Terry.
Metal Wing became a go-to attack for Paris, summoning the Pteranodon during many battles to help weaken opponents, and occasionally to attack the Alpha Gang directly. They were also used for their flying nature several times, such as helping guide Reese's out-of-fuel plane to a safe landing in Just Plane Crazy and catching Rex from falling off Niagara Falls in Falls Alarm!. Though normally untouchable, Terry was able to knock them from the sky with Tail Smash in Ruff and Ready.
A trio of alternately colored Pteranodon (pink, yellow, and green) of unknown origin appeared in Carnival of Chaos as part of the Alpha Gang's dinosaur amusement park, tethered to the top of a tall ride for decoration. Starved like the others, they returned to their card when chibi Chomp, Ace, or Paris removed their Alpha Control Chips, and were reclaimed by Alpha Droids. It is left unclear how any of them could have reached the Pteranodon in the air, and like the other dinosaurs of this episode, none were seen or mentioned again.
Metal Wing continued to be used in Mesozoic Meltdown, including to try and fly Max and Jim onto Blackbeard's pirate ship in High Sea Chase. The Pteranodon faced their first flying opponent in Tupuxuara from Green Impulse used by Foolscap's Shantungosaurus in Four Part Harmony, and were swiftly outmatched by the single pterosaur, returning to their card when Shantungosaurus defeated Paris.
- Dr. Taylor's arcade comments:
- Japanese: 大きなとさかと歯のない長いくちばしを持ったよく竜だ。正しくは恐竜ではない。
- English: A flying reptile with a large crest and toothless beak. Technically not a dinosaur.
- Taiwanese: 有著很大的牙齒以及沒有牙齒， 但嘴部很長的翼龍。正確來說它並不是恐龍。
- Each of the three Pteranodon has a slightly different crest. One is the "standard" Pteranodon crest of P. longiceps, and the other two are closer to P. sternbergi, which is sometimes classified as a separate genus, Geosternbergia.
- While male Pteranodon had a wingspan of almost 20 feet, the females were considerably smaller, at only around 12 feet in wingspan.
- The Pteranodon are shown as being very versatile in the anime: for example, they were used to guide Reese's plane in Just Plane Crazy, to save Rex from falling from the Niagara Falls in Falls Alarm!, and to stop the Deinonychus trio from attacking in Ninja Nightmare!.
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|Move Card:||Minmi · Muraenosaurus · Oviraptor · Pteranodon · Seismosaurus · Supersaurus · Tupuxuara|
|Altered/Armored:||Altirhinus/Super · Corythosaurus/Super · Iguanodon/Alpha · Iguanodon/Armor · Lambeosaurus/Alpha · Lanzhousaurus/Armor · Muttaburrasaurus/Super · Ouranosaurus/Alpha · Parasaurolophus/Armor · Parasaurolophus/Super · Paris/Super · Saurolophus/Black · Shantungosaurus/Armor · Shantungosaurus/Super · Tsintaosaurus/Super · Tsintaosaurus/Alpha|