Boreopterus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Boreopterus lived during the Early Cretaceous and resided in Asia. The first Boreopterus fossil was discovered in 2005.

Quick facts about Boreopterus:

  • Existed from 129.4 million years ago to 113 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • 2 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Boreopterus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • S.-X. Jiang and X.-L. Wang. 2014. A new boreopterid pterosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of western Liaoning, China, with a reassessment of the phylogenetic relationships of the Boreopteridae. Journal of Paleontology 88(4):823-828
  • J. Lü and Q. Ji. 2005. A new ornithocheirid from the Early Cretaceous of Liaoning Province, China. Acta Geologica Sinica 79(2):157-163