Anhanguera was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Anhanguera lived during the Early Cretaceous and resided in South America. The first Anhanguera fossil was discovered in 1985.

Quick facts about Anhanguera:

  • Existed from 112.03 million years ago to 99.6 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • 17 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Anhanguera was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • R. Owen. 1859. Supplement (No. I) to the Monograph on the Fossil Reptilia of the Cretaceous Formations. Palaeontographical Society Monographs
  • 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
  • P. Wellnhofer. 1991. Weitere Pterosaurierfunde aus der Santana-Formation (Apt) der Chapada do Araripe, Brasilien. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 215:43-101