Feilongus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Feilongus lived during the Early Cretaceous and resided in Asia. The first Feilongus fossil was discovered in 2005.

Quick facts about Feilongus:

  • Existed from Barremian Age to Aptian Age
  • Lived in a marine habitat
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • 2 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Feilongus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • L.-H. Hou and L. D. Martin. 1999. Archaeopteryx to opposite birds – missing link from the Mesozoic of China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 37(2):88-95
  • X. Wang and A. W. A. Kellner. 2005. Pterosaur diversity and faunal turnover in Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystems in China. Nature 437:875-879