This guy is a little bit controversial, it was initially thought that it was in the same genus as Eudimorphodon, and then sister to Caviramus or Peteinosaurus, but I chose to draw it as its own. Basically its a little bitty guy with multi-cusped teeth, long wings, and big feet.
We still know very little about the life cycle and reproduction of pterosaurs. The few known fossilized eggs had leathery shells, and may have been left buried in sand or vegetation. Baby pterosaurs (“flaplings”) seem to have been superprecocial, highly developed and possibly even capable of flight very soon after hatching.
Whether any actual parental care took place is also a mystery. So this is a rather speculative idea – but still adorable.
Pteranodon was a genus of pterosaur that lived about 75 MA ago by the Western Interior Sea, in what is now central North America. It’s what most people think of when they hear “pterodactyl”. Males were bigger than humans, but probably weighed less. Females were much smaller, with much smaller crests. All were toothless.
“Pterodactyl” can refer to Pterodactylus. Pterodactylus was much smaller (look!), and lived in what is now Germany, about 150 MA ago. It had a crest made of keratin, not bone, had teeth, and didn’t have any known sexual dimorphism.
“Pterodactyl” can also be used as a general term to refer to any pterodactyloid. Pterodactyloids are, basically, short-tailed pterosaurs.