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

Quick facts about Nurhachius:

  • Existed from Aptian Age 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 Nurhachius illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Nurhachius was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • X. Wang and A. W. A. Kellner. 2005. Pterosaur diversity and faunal turnover in Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystems in China. Nature 437:875-879