Of the many Kinds and Species of smaller Pterosaurs, few are as often portrayed as Dimorphodon in popular media. It was an interesting Genus of mid-sized pterosaur which is placed 197-195 MYA by secular timelines, meaning that those who trust in these timelines believe it lived in the early Jurassic period. The name Dimorphodon means "two form tooth" referencing the fact that it had two different types of teeth, a feature not common in reptiles.
While not a large pterosaur, Dimorphodon was certainly not the smallest. Some specimens have bulky skulls measuring at least 22 centimeters long, and adults grew to at least 1 meter (3.3 feet) long and had a wingspan of 4.6 feet. Making it roughly the size of some modern eagle species'. As far as the two types of teeth go, the front of it's upper and lower jaws each had several large fang like teeth. The rest of the teeth were much smaller and numerous. It is currently unknown why Dimorphodon had two types of teeth,though based on tests, it seems toahve been well suited for quickly snapping it's jaws shut, but with little force or penetration. It is also supported by biochemical tests that it was likely primarliy an insectivore, although it probably also ate other small animals such as rodents, reptiles, fish, amphibians and birds.
The first fossilized remains of a Dimorphodon were uncovered in 1828 in Dorset, UK by Mary Anning. The area is nowconsidered a"World Heritage site" known as the Jurassic Coast. It was described the next year but named Pterodactylus Macronyx. It was not until Richard Owen discoered two more specimens in 1858 and his renaming of them in 1859 that the name Dimorphodon was truly assigned to this genus.
Regardless of the name assigned to any animal in recent times we should remember that all of creation bares witnes to the majestry and wisdomof God whom has created all things and continues to sustain them.