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

Quick facts about Aetodactylus:

  • Existed from 99.6 million years ago to 93.5 million years ago
  • Lived in a lake
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Aetodactylus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • T. S. Myers. 2010. A new ornithocheiroid pterosaur from the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian-Turonian) Eagle Ford Group of Texas. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30(1):280-287