Pterosaurs (TARE-oh-saurs) were tiny flying reptiles that lived 220 million years ago. They had two special fingers that grew very long and were used to hold thin flaps of skin to form wings. These first flyers had delicate bones and light bodies so it was easy for them to fly. In fact, certain kinds of pterosaurs had to be careful to keep their wings folded when they were resting, or the wind could blow them away!
Help this tiny pterosaur catch a dragonfly for dinner.
It is possible that a pterosaur called “anurognathus” lived its whole life on the back of the giant plant-eating dinosaurs known as sauropods. An anurognathus would have been able to catch insects that the sauropods kicked up while eating ferns!