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

Quick facts about Faxinalipterus:

  • Existed from 228 million years ago to 208.5 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Faxinalipterus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • G. Brea and J. F. Bonaparte. 2005. A new specimen of Guaibasaurus candelariensis (basal Saurischia) from the Late Triassic Caturrita Formation of southern Brazil. In A. W. A. Kellner, D. D. R. Henriques, and T. Rodrigues (eds.), II Congresso Latino-Americano de Paleontologia de Vertebrados, Boletim de Resumos. Museum Nacional/UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro