- Name: Pteranodon longiceps
- Name Meaning: Winged and Toothless
- Diet: Piscivore
- Wingspan: 6-7 meters (20-23 feet)
- Time Period: Late Cretaceous
- Classification: Pterosauria --> Pterodactyloidea --> Ornithocheiroidea --> Pteranodontidae
- Place Found: Kansas, Alabama, Nebraska, Wyoming, and South Dakota, USA
- Describer: Harksen, 1966; Marsh, 1876
Dinosaur King Statistics
- Attribute: Grass
- Arcade Nickname:
- Japanese: 天空の王者
- English: The Ruler of the Skies
- Dainason Name: Jet [ジェット]
- Assist Moves:
- Metal Wing: 3 Pteranodon fly in and hit your opponent!
- Attribute: Grass
- Owner: Zoe Drake (D-Team)
- Debut: Downtown Runaround
- Dinosaurs Defeated: Terry (with Chomp and Paris), Spiny
- Defeated by: Terry, Shantungosaurus (by defeating Paris), Genie (by defeating Paris)
- Metal Wing
- Three Pteranodon appear who swoop down and slice your opponent with their wings!
- Appears in Moves: Metal Wing, Diamond 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 being 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, often to defeat Spiny, 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 and defeat them 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 Grass-Element card(s) when pet-sized Chomp, Ace, and/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 (it was part of a montage, just go with it), and like the other dinosaurs of this episode, none were seen or mentioned again.
Numerous Pteranodon appeared flying in Max's dream in Metal Imbalance.
A recolored wild Pteranodon briefly flew by when the Backlander arrived at the end of the Cretaceous Period in Alien Parent Trap.
The Metal Wing Pteranodon continued to be used in Mesozoic Meltdown, such as to chase away Gabbro in Ancient Roman Holiday and 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. They were last seen in Malice in the Palace, where they were summoned to attack Genie, but they returned to their card when Paris got defeated.
More Pteranodon, or perhaps the same ones, were seen in the series finale aboard the broken Backlander in its landscape projection after rescuing the rest of the Space Pirates' unused dinosaurs from their ship.
- 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!.
- Despite being effective in other flying missions the pteranodons trio weren't so successful in combat as they only overpowered Spiny several times (who's overpowered in most of his battles anyway) and defeat Terry in multiple surprised attacks and tossing him into Chomp and Paris.
- Also they were used to weaken Mapusaurus and stop him from escaping but they very much fall horribly to Terry using Tail Smash and they were losing to Tupuxuara later being defeated after Paris was defeated, same scenario happened when they fought the controlled Genie but loses in all cases.
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|Normal:||Anhanguera · Archaeopteryx · Cryolophosaurus · Dromiceiomimus · Gallimimus · Leaellynasaura · Pawpawsaurus · Piatnitzkysaurus · Quetzalcoatlus · Segnosaurus · Stegoceras · Struthiomimus · Tapejara · Troodon · Tupuxuara · Velociraptor|
|Grass:||Minmi · Muraenosaurus · Oviraptor · Pteranodon · Seismosaurus · Supersaurus · Tupuxuara|
|Water:||Futabasaurus · Ophthalmosaurus|
|p · e · t||Grass Anime Dinosaurs|
|Season 1:||Paris · Maiasaura · Pteranodon · Altirhinus · Seismosaurus · Supersaurus · Saurolophus · Iguanodon · Fukuisaurus|
|Season 2:||Paris · Pteranodon · Paris/Armor · Shantungosaurus · Shantungosaurus/Armor · Tupuxuara · Lanzhousaurus · Lanzhousaurus/Armor|
|p · e · t||Grass Dinosaurs|
|Normal:||Altirhinus · Anatotitan · Brachylophosaurus · Camptosaurus · Charonosaurus · Corythosaurus · Edmontosaurus · Fukuisaurus · Iguanodon · Lambeosaurus/lambei · Lambeosaurus/magnicristatus · Lanzhousaurus · Leaellynasaura · Maiasaura · Muttaburrasaurus · Olorotitan · Ouranosaurus · Parasaurolophus · Prosaurolophus · Saurolophus · Shantungosaurus · Tsintaosaurus|
|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/Armor · Paris/Super · Saurolophus/Black · Shantungosaurus/Armor · Shantungosaurus/Super · Tsintaosaurus/Super · Tsintaosaurus/Alpha|