Gladocephaloideus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Gladocephaloideus lived during the Early Cretaceous and resided in Asia. The first Gladocephaloideus fossil was discovered in 2011.

Quick facts about Gladocephaloideus:

  • Existed from 129.4 million years ago to 122.46 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine habitat
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Gladocephaloideus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • F. Zhang and Z. Zhou. 2004. Leg feathers in an Early Cretaceous bird. Nature 431:925