Pterodactylus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Pterodactylus lived during the Late Jurassic and resided in Africa and Europe. The first Pterodactylus fossil was discovered in 1815.

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

Pterodactylus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • C. Brauckmann. 1978. Beitrag zur Flora der Grube Guimarota (Ober-Jura; Mittel-Portugal). Geologica et Palaeontologica 12:213-222
  • P. Wellnhofer. 1975. Die Rhamphorhynchoidea (Pterosauria) der Oberjura-Plattenkalke Süddeutschlands, Teil II, Systematische Beschreibung. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 148:132-186
  • E. Fraas. 1908. Ostafrikanische Dinosaurier (East African dinosaurs). Mitteilungen aus dem Königlichen Naturalien-Kabinett zu Stuttgart 55(61):105-144