Mesadactylus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Mesadactylus lived during the Late Jurassic and resided in North America. The first Mesadactylus fossil was discovered in 1989.

Quick facts about Mesadactylus:

  • Existed from 155.7 million years ago to Tithonian Age
  • Lived in a marine habitat
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Mesadactylus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J. A. Jensen and J. H. Ostrom. 1977. A second Jurassic pterosaur from North America. Journal of Paleontology 51(4):867-870