Rhamphorhynchus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Rhamphorhynchus lived during the Late Jurassic and resided in Africa and Europe. The first Rhamphorhynchus fossil was discovered in 1846.

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

Rhamphorhynchus 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
  • B. P. Pérez-Moreno and D. J. Chure. 1999. On the presence of Allosaurus fragilis (Theropoda: Carnosauria) in the Upper Jurassic of Portugal: first evidence of an intercontinental dinosaur species. Journal of the Geological Society, London 156:449-452