Tupuxuara was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Tupuxuara lived during the Late Cretaceous and resided in North America and South America. The first Tupuxuara fossil was discovered in 1988.

Quick facts about Tupuxuara:

  • Existed from Albian Age to 109 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine habitat
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • 5 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Tupuxuara was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • R. C. Martins Neto and A. W. A. Kellner. 1988. Primeiro registro de pena na Formacao Santana (Cretaceo inferior), Bacia do Araripe, nordeste do Brasil. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias 60:61-68
  • L. I. Price. 1971. A presença de Pterosauria no Cretáceo Inferior da Chapada do Araripe, Brasil. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 43:451-461