From the point of view of the history of evolution, the pterosaurs are the first flying vertebrates. By the Jurassic, they had already become established globally and had adapted to different habitats. Their lifestyle was similar to that of today’s gulls, while their appearance can be compared with that of bats. Their wing span could be as much as 1.75 metres. Their body was covered with fur.
The pterosaurs of the Jurassic were skilled fliers and occasionally ventured far out into the open sea in their search for food. However, their true habitat was the sky over the coast.
They caught fish in the sea, and reared their young and hunted prey on the cliffs and the beaches.