Tupandactylus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Tupandactylus lived during the Early Cretaceous and resided in South America. The first Tupandactylus fossil was discovered in 2007.

Quick facts about Tupandactylus:

  • Existed from 122.46 million years ago to 112.03 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine habitat
  • Was a frugivore
  • Could fly
  • 3 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Tupandactylus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • B. A. R. Mohr and H. Eklund. 2003. Araripia florifera, a magnoliid angiosperm from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation (Brazil). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 126:279-292
  • F. L. Pinheiro and D. C. Fortier. 2011. New information on Tupandactylus imperator, with comments on the relationships of Tapejaridae (Pterosauria). Acta Palaeontologica Polonica