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Jurassic World PSA

Paleontological PSA about Jurassic World: The Mosasaurus is not a dinosaur. It lived at the same time as dinosaurs but it is more closely related to monitor lizards. Nor are the winged reptiles dinosaurs, or are they pterodactyls (incidentally also not a dinosaur). They are Pteranodon and Dimorphodon, both of which fall into a group of winged reptiles called Pterosaurs, to which the family Pterodacyl and the name sake Pterodactylus also belong.