Liaoningopterus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Liaoningopterus lived during the Early Cretaceous and resided in Asia. The first Liaoningopterus fossil was discovered in 2003.

Quick facts about Liaoningopterus:

  • Existed from 125 million years ago to 113 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine habitat
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Liaoningopterus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • E. M. Morschhauser and D. J. Varricchio. 2009. Anatomy of the Early Cretaceous bird Rapaxavis pani, a new species from Liaoning Province, China. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29(2):545-554