Herbstosaurus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Herbstosaurus lived during the Late Jurassic and resided in South America. The first Herbstosaurus fossil was discovered in 1974.

Quick facts about Herbstosaurus:

  • Existed from Tithonian Age to 145 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine habitat
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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Herbstosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • R. M. Casamiquela. 1975. Herbstosaurus pigmaeus (Coeluria, Compsognathidae) n. gen. n. sp. del Jurásic medio del Neuquén (Patagonia septentrional). Uno de los más pequeños dinosaurios conocidos [Herbstosaurus pigmaeus (Coeluria, Compsognathidae) n. gen. n. sp. from the Middle Jurassic of Neuquén (northern Patagonia). One of the smallest known dinosaurs]. Actas del Primer Congreso Argentino de Paleontologia y Bioestratigrafia, Tucumán 2:87-103