Pteranodon is a massive flying reptile known as a pterosaur – not a dinosaur, but a close relative. Pteranodon's wing-span is also longer and larger than a vulture. Despite its enormous qualities, the animal is quite skittish, often vocalizing its distress when the player is near. Pteranodon has a long head crest that is probably used to help counter and balance the weight of its massive beak, which is used to capture fish and other aquatic animals.
Shooting down a Pteranadon in Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter HD will reward the player with 5 gems.
Pteranodon makes a cameo appearance on the box art of the original Carnivores, despite not making an in-game appearance until Carnivores 2.
Interestingly, killing a Pteranodon or Dimorphodon in Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter rewards the player with a single credit. This is in contrast to Carnivores 2, where killing either of the aforementioned creatures awards the hunter with nothing.