. Elements of geology : a text-book for colleges and for the general reader. Geology. Fig. 694.—Head of Megalosaurus. x ^j (restored by Phillips). hind-leg, and small and short fore-leg. From its structure, it must have walked habitually on its hind-legs alone (Fig. 697). 3. Pterosaurs.—These flying reptiles were certainly among the most extraordinary animals that have ever existed. The or- der includes several genera, but we will describe only the best known, viz., the Pterodactyl (wing-finger), and the Khamphorhynchus (beak-snout). The Pterodactyl (Fig. 698) combined the short, compact body;

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. Elements of geology : a text-book for colleges and for the general reader. Geology. Fig. 694.—Head of Megalosaurus. x ^j (restored by Phillips). hind-leg, and small and short fore-leg. From its structure, it must have walked habitually on its hind-legs alone (Fig. 697). 3. Pterosaurs.—These flying reptiles were certainly among the most extraordinary animals that have ever existed. The or- der includes several genera, but we will describe only the best known, viz., the Pterodactyl (wing-finger), and the Khamphorhynchus (beak-snout). The Pterodactyl (Fig. 698) combined the short, compact body;
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. Elements of geology : a text-book for colleges and for the general reader. Geology. Fig. 694.—Head of Megalosaurus. x ^j (restored by Phillips). hind-leg, and small and short fore-leg. From its structure, it must have walked habitually on its hind-legs alone (Fig. 697). 3. Pterosaurs.—These flying reptiles were certainly among the most extraordinary animals that have ever existed. The or- der includes several genera, but we will describe only the best known, viz., the Pterodactyl (wing-finger), and the Khamphorhynchus (beak-snout). The Pterodactyl (Fig. 698) combined the short, compact body; the strong shoul- der-girdle, firmly united with the keeled sternum ;. Fig. 695.—Restoration of Scelidosaur. the short, aborted tail; the long, flexible neck, and hollow, air-filled limb-bones, characteristic of birds—with the head, and jaws, and teeth, of a reptile, and the membranous wings of a bat. In the bat, however, the membrane is supported by four fingers, enormously elongated for the purpose, and only one finger is free and clawed ; while in the Ptero-. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. LeConte, Joseph, 1823-1901. New York : D. Appleton and Co.

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