Pteranodons appear in the first game of Ecco the Dolphin. After arriving millions of years in the past, Ecco learns a song from a Glyph which allows him to summon the aid of Pteranodons. When singing in the air, a Pteranodon will swoop down, scoop Ecco up and lift him over a cliff before dropping him in the next body of water. The Pteranodons aid Ecco for the next few levels. They are friendly and will not harm Ecco.