Pteranodon is often regarded and portrayed as a Late Cretaceous Pterosaur, associated only with North America, in erroneous media. However, Pteranodon as a genus were wildy successful - with many species spanning almost the entire surface of the globe from Japan to Kansas and from Europe to Argentina, with a time of between 122-65.5 Million Years Ago. The media offerings of the BBC were not erroneous however, showing Pteranodon in Mid Cretaceous South America 100 Million Years Ago. Pteranodon is perhaps the second most famous Pterosaur - with the Pterodactylus (more commonly referred to as 'Pterodactyl', which is often sadly what many call all Pterosaurs) coming first, though the Pterodactylus was ultimately a rather tiny reptile in comparison with Pteranodon and other huge forms like Quetzalcoatlus.
Walking with DinosaursEdit
Pteranodon wasn't in the main series.
SpecialsEditSea Monsters: A Walking with Dinosaurs Trilogy, a Pteranodon befriends Nigel on the boat, in the Most Dangerous Sea of all time. Due to it being 'Hell's Aquarium', sometimes 'the fish catch them!', says Nigel Marven, as he was watching a huge Xiphactinus breaking the water narrowly missing a fishing Pteranodon.
In The Lost World, Pteranodon was one of the animals that lived on the island, but its old model wasn't reused so it has a different model in the film.