The pterosaur was an amazing creature that has captivated people of all ages for many years. They may not be as popular as the land-roaming “dragons” but they have plenty of their own features that make them unique.
Obviously the most well-known part of pterosaurs would be their wings. But, unlike today’s birds they did not have feathers. Instead, they had wings much like a bat. As you probably know, the bat has a thin membrane stretched between its last bone of the wing and that membrane connects to the body. The same thing appears in pterosaurs.
However, the pterosaurs are unique in as they had a “wing finger”. In fact, the first pterodactyloid was named for its wing finger, thus making it Pterodactylus. This wing finger, as scientists call it, is actually an extension of the pinky. If you had a hand like . . . go read the rest of the article >>