Alanqa was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Alanqa lived during the Late Cretaceous and resided in Africa. The first Alanqa fossil was discovered in 2010.

Quick facts about Alanqa:

  • Existed from Albian Age to Turonian Age
  • Lived in a marine habitat
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • 4 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Alanqa illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Alanqa was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • N. Ibrahim and D. M. Unwin. 2010. A new pterosaur (Pterodactyloidea: Azharchidae) from the Upper Cretaceous of Morocco. PLoS One 5(5):e10875
  • D. M. Martill and N. Ibrahim. 2015. An unusual modification of the jaws in cf. Alanqa, a mid-Cretaceous azhdarchid pterosaur from the Kem Kem beds of Morocco. Cretaceous Research 53:59-67