Darwinopterus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Darwinopterus lived during the Middle Jurassic and resided in Asia. The first Darwinopterus fossil was discovered in 2009.

Quick facts about Darwinopterus:

  • Existed from 167.7 million years ago to Upper Jurassic Epoch
  • Lived in a marine habitat
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Darwinopterus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • X. Wang and A. W. A. Kellner. 2009. An unusual long-tailed pterosaur with elongated neck from western Liaoning of China. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 81(4):793-812