When knocking pteranodons out, be sure to have a bola, it doesn't take many tranq arrows to knock it out. Once it is down, put spike walls up around it (with a little space so you can go in and out) so it doesn't lose taming efficiency or die.
To kill pretty much anything on these birds, tame a high level, then pump stam to 3k, then the remainder in melee. Barrel roll into alphas etc. But keep eye on Stam. Never regen Stan on ground, know your ledges!
First find the one u want wait till it's flying low or landed and bolo it take very few narcotics arrows to knock out if u hit in the head then defend and and feed whatever kind of meat u would like or dodo kibble for the best and fastest tame.
Be sure you whistle (follow) when riding your tame. If you accedntly jump off or get saddle jacked off your bird, he will follow you to the ground and you will have a better chance to recover your tame.
Look around Rex river(under volcano) there are usually at least 5 125+ pteranodons between the river and the end of the redwood where the swamp connects with the river. Also tons in the redwoods near that pond more towards red ob side. I recommend using an argy or quetz so that when you bola it you can easily kill or pick up hostiles. Make sure to throw up Spick walls as fast as you can or those pesky terror birds will soon be there to ruin your day.
Before getting a Pteradon, go tame yourselves a few dodos. Make the dodo kibble. It's extremely easy to make this. Then, bola a Pteradon and you're good to go. I recommend getting that stamina up to around 1000 before upgrading anything else. 1,000 stamina will give you plenty of juice to get in, mine or farm something and run right back, with plenty of juice left to go.
The usual choice for your first flier. Once you get one of these you can more easily explore the island. I use them for expeditions from the safe southern islets to obsidian and crystal rich mountains up north. Just watch their stamina, you don't want to be forced to land in the middle of a war zone.
These are the best flyers hands down. Tame the highest you can with best Melee and you can clear almost all the caves. I raise health, stamina and melee. My friends with args laughed at me when I beouhht my Ptera for a cave run, they stopped laughing quick and started to beg for eggs.
Definitely one of the best dinosaurs in the game, if you don't have a quatzal or tapejara yet. I recommend having a strong, a quick and a weight carrying pterenadon to help you around. Also useful for parking on rocks to snipe dinosaurs or to attack with it, since it can attack and fly away, and that a lot of times can even kill a rex
Another easy way to get one is to build a big enough wall by your base and hope one flys into it. They will stay in the air stuck on your wall until you bola it. You can build a ceiling on top of it to provent it from taking off or a small hut so it can't get away. Two downsides, if it gets away, it flys straight up the wall quick and once down it can be seen and kill on the other side of the wall. Please like if this helps because I've gotten a flew other birds this way. Thanks.