Caiuajara was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Caiuajara lived during the Late Cretaceous and resided in South America. The first Caiuajara fossil was discovered in 2014.

Quick facts about Caiuajara:

  • Existed from 93.9 million years ago to 72.1 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a frugivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Caiuajara was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • P. C. Manzig and A. W. A. Kellner. 2014. Discovery of a Rare Pterosaur Bone Bed in a Cretaceous Desert with Insights on Ontogeny and Behavior of Flying Reptiles. PLoS ONE 9(8):e100005