The Pterodactyl (also known as a Pterodactylus) is a flying prehistoric reptile that appears in Gravity Falls. It was preserved in tree sap millions of years ago underneath the town of Gravity Falls, Oregon before emerging in modern day.
Role in the series
In the opening theme, a picture of the pterodactyl can be seen in a photo.
In "Land Before Swine", the pterodactyl abducts Waddles from his owner Mabel Pines. The Pines family and Old Man McGucket go after him. It can also be seen ripping off the roof of the cop car and flying by the moon.
As reported in an article by Toby Determined, the pterodactyl snatched sheep in the past. Also, Toby Determined has reported that the pterodactyl had abducted several local miners. This is proven by the human bones and miner helmets found in the pterodactyl's nest.
The Pterodactyl makes a cameo in "Weirdmageddon Part 1" where it is seen biting one of the letters off from the mall sigh before flying away.
- It was partly animated by James Baxter, former animator for Walt Disney Animation Studios.
- The name "pterodactyl" is not the correct term for the animal, it is actually "pteranodon".
- There is also a fake pterosaur in the Mystery Shack.
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