Aurorazhdarcho was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Aurorazhdarcho lived during the Late Jurassic and resided in Europe. The first Aurorazhdarcho fossil was discovered in 2011.

Quick facts about Aurorazhdarcho:

  • Existed from Tithonian Age to 145 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Aurorazhdarcho was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • E. Frey and C. A. Meyer. 2011. The oldest azhdarchoid pterosaur from the Late Jurassic Solnhofen Limestone (Early Tithonian) of Southern Germany. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 104(supp. 1):S35-S55