Austriadactylus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Austriadactylus lived during the Upper Triassic and resided in Europe. The first Austriadactylus fossil was discovered in 2002.

Quick facts about Austriadactylus:

  • Existed from Norian Age to 205.6 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • 2 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Austriadactylus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • F. M. Dalla Vecchia and R. Wild. 2002. A crested rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur from the Late Triassic of Austria. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 22(1):196-199
  • R. Wild. 1984. A new pterosaur (Reptilia, Pterosauria) from the Upper Triassic (Norian) of Fruili, Italy. Gortania - Atti del Museo Friulano di Storia Naturale 5:45-62