Difference between flying and pterosaur
- moving swiftly
- hurried and brief
- an instance of traveling by air
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When an airplane is flying, it has a good deal of forward speed and airflow over all of its surfaces.
Before one embarks on this high flying experience, the organisers supply a crash helmet, and a safety waist belt which is securely tied with a long and strong rope to the huge multi-coloured parasail.
- 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
There were exceptions: K.A. von Zittel (1882) imagined pterosaurs as possessing narrow, swallow-like wings that did not attach further distally than the knee, and Harry Seeley (1901) opined that the patagia may not have incorporated the hindlimbs at all.
Pterosaurs were the first vertebrates, or animals with backbones, to flap their wings and fly.
This indicates that broad-chord patagia are both widely distributed within pterosaurs, and the norm for the group.