Caudipteryx was a omnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Asia. Its fossils have been found in places such as Liaoning (China).

Quick facts about Caudipteryx:

  • Existed from Hauterivian Age to Aptian Age
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a omnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 2 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Caudipteryx was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • Q. Ji and S.-A. Ji. 1997. [Protarchaeopteryx gen. nov.—a new genus of Archaeopterygidae in China]. Chinese Geology 238(3):38-41
  • Z.-H. Zhou and X.-L. Wang. 2000. A new species of Caudipteryx from the Yixian Formation of Liaoning, northeast China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 38(2):111-127