Pterosaurs are often referred to in the popular media and by the general public as "flying dinosaurs", but this is scientifically incorrect. The term "dinosaur" is restricted to just those reptiles descended from the last common ancestor of the groups Saurischia and Ornithischia (clade Dinosauria, which includes birds), and current scientific consensus is that this group excludes the pterosaurs, as well as the various groups of extinct marine reptiles, such as ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, and mosasaurs. Like the dinosaurs, and unlike these other reptiles, pterosaurs are more closely related to birds than to crocodiles or any other living reptile. Pterosaurs are also colloquially referred to as pterodactyls, particularly in fiction and by journalists. Technically, "Pterodactyl" refers only to members of the genus Pterodactylus, and more broadly to members of the suborder Pterodactyloidea of the pterosaurs.
- Pterosaurs are not in Venture, but have appeared in the Venturian Battle episode Venturian Island.
- However, as of October 2016, they are in Venture; you can reanimate them using fossils.
- If Pterosaurs were in Venture, it would be unknown how to find them considering Venture takes place in the middle ages, where all dinosaurs had already been extinct millions of years ago.
- The pterosaurs in Venturian Island were Zeijahngopterids, an Azderchid like Quetzocoatlas.