For other incarnations, see Pterodactyl Ghost (disambiguation).
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The Pterodactyl Ghost was the disguise of Johnny, used to terrorize a hang gliding contest.

Physical appearance

It was a humanoid pterodactyl with green skin and wings, red eyes with yellow sclerae, long green hands, a long orange beak, long legs, and sharp talons.


The Pterodactyl Ghost does not have much of a personality, as it is meant to be a vicious ghostly monster that intends to eat/destroy all those in its path. The Pterodactyl Ghost can not speak, but screeches loudly to frighten people. In the movie Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, the Pterodactyl Ghost was brought to life by the Evil Masked Figure, and once again does not have much of a personality other than doing the Masked Man's bidding. Despite this, the monster has been shown to have some sort of a sense of humor, as it sarcastically folded its arms and grinned at Shaggy and Scooby after they failed to trap it with the Museam curtains. 

Powers and abilities

It could glide through the air by spreading its wings out like a hang glider.


Early life

According to Mr. Bohannon, Big Canyon was once inhabited by pterodactyls which eventually evolved humanoid characteristics.

The Scooby-Doo Show

Season two

Johnny (Hang in There, Scooby-Doo) unmasked

Johnny unmasked.

Johnny used the pterodactyl disguise to scare people away from a music pirating operation.



  • The Pterodactyl Ghost's shrieks are the same as those of the Vulture from The New Scooby-Doo Movies episode, Wednesday is Missing.
  • The Pterodactyl Ghost was featured as a prominent monster in the live action movie Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. The creature had a much different appearance though; to make a few differences, it's 'beak' is now white, it has a larger crest, and a tail.
  • In SD2, the crook wearing the pterodactyl ghost costume is a mad scientist named Jonathan Jacobo. The perpetrator in the Scooby Doo Show was simply named 'Johnny'. Jacobo's character was likely named after Johnny.
  • In both incarnations of the Pterodactyl Ghost (animated and live action), the monster strangely has a humanoid body shape, despite real pterosaurs having a less than human body structure, including short legs and long necks.
  • In the DS/PS2/GBA/XBOX/GC video game, Scooby-Doo! Unmasked, the Pterodactyl Ghost is a recurring enemy in the Prehistoric and Aquarium areas of Harum Scare'em at the Museum, he has the ability to breath fire out of his beak. In the final level, he's the boss. 
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