Template:Infobox Pterano is the main antagonist, later anti-hero, in The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire. He is the brother of Petrie's mother and the uncle of Petrie and his siblings.
Many years before the film, Pterano tried to lead a group of dinosaurs to The Great Valley but ended up leading them to a group of Deinonychus who attacked the group killing them all except Pterano who survived having escaped while the other dinosaurs fought on. He was then exiled from the herd as punishment for abandoning his followers though he insisted that the massacre was not his fault.
After reuniting with his sister in The Great Valley, Pterano and his henchmen Rinkus & Sierra began searching for The Stone of Cold Fire, a comet he thought would grant him magical powers. Pterano's primary motive for gaining the stone's power was in the hopes of creating a verbrant paradise for the great valley's residents as redemption for his past actions. Because Ducky had been eavesdropping on their plans and because they saw her as a useful object in their mission the trio kidnapped her during the night and carried her off to the Mysterious Beyond. Littlefoot and his friends followed them to save Ducky. While Pterano began to gradually realize the mistakes he failed in his mission when it was found out that the stone did not contain any magic powers and ended up putting Petrie and the others in danger.
However, he ended up saving them all at the end. He was once again banished by Grandpa Longneck and the other adults to the Mysterious Beyond for a reduced period of five cold times (Five winter years). Pterano appears to have turely changed his ways having accepted his responsibility for his actions and hoping to make up for them when he returns to the herd. Pterano has not been seen since The Stone of Cold Fire but in The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration, a lone Pterosaur resembling Pterano is seen when Littlefoot and his grandparents leave the valley.
Pterano is meaner that any sharptooth in The Land Before Time franchise for one reason. All sharpteeth in franchise want to eat to Littlefoot and friends, burst in The Great Valley in search of food and/or fight against adult dinosaurs but they aren´t ambitious. While Pterano wants Stone of Cold Fire's powers to rule the valley and create a new order led by flyers.