Zhenyuanopterus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Zhenyuanopterus lived during the Early Cretaceous and resided in Asia. The first Zhenyuanopterus fossil was discovered in 2010.

Quick facts about Zhenyuanopterus:

  • Existed from Hauterivian Age to 122.46 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine habitat
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Zhenyuanopterus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J. Lü. 2010. A boreopterid pterodactyloid pterosaur from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation of Liaoning Province, northeastern China. Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition) 84(2):241-246