Pteranodon

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Monster
A Pteranodon in King Kong (1933)
Pteranodon
Nicknames Pterodactyl
Species Prehistoric Aerial Reptile
Height >6 meters
Length  ???
Weight 20-93 kilograms
Forms Rodan
Controlled by None
Relations None
Allies None
Enemies King Kong
Created by None
Portrayed Stop-motionKK '33
PuppetsTLD
First Appearance Latest Appearance
King Kong (1933) The Last Dinosaur

Pteranodon is an extinct genus of large pterosaur that lived during the late Cretaceous period. It is one of the most famous and well-known prehistoric reptiles from the time of the dinosaurs. This genus of pterosaur has been featured in numerous science-fiction and giant monster films, and is the basis for the popular Toho kaiju, Rodan.


History

King Kong (1933)

King Kong battling a Pteranodon in King Kong (1933)

After defeating the cave serpent, King Kong followed Ann Darrow onto the cliff outside his lair, where she was attacked by a Pteranodon, which tried to carry her away. Kong attacked the pterosaur, freeing Ann. Jack Driscoll reached the cliff and rescued Ann while Kong battled the Pteranodon. After killing the Pteranodon, Kong tried to pull Ann and Jack back up by the vine they were climbing down, only for them to jump into the river below and escape unharmed.

The King Kong Show

Bobby Bond sees a Pteranodon in The King Kong Show

A Pteranodon appears in the pilot episode, swooping in to catch an armadillo.

The Last Dinosaur

A Pteranodon in The Last Dinosaur

A flock of large Pteranodon were some of the creatures discovered during the Polar-Borer expedition. They were among the first surviving animals to be observed by the crew. One Pteranodon gave them a scare during the expedition's first night, flying low near their fire.

Heisei Series

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II

A scientific team led by Hiroshi Omae was called to the irradiated Adonoa Island in the Bering Sea after a group of Russian petroleum surveyors discovered a Pteranodon skeleton along with a nest containing what appeared to be an intact Pteranodon egg and one that had had hatched. When the scientists attempted to bring the intact egg back to Japan, the creature that hatched from the other egg, the irradiated and gigantic Pteranodon known as Rodan, attacked them. When Godzilla came ashore on the island and battled Rodan, the scientists were able to escape with the egg, which turned out to hold a baby Godzillasaurus instead of a Pteranodon.

Filmography

Gallery

King Kong (1933)

Rodan

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II

Trivia

See Also

Real World
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Kaiju
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