Coloborhynchus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Coloborhynchus lived during the Early Cretaceous and resided in Europe, North America and South America. The first Coloborhynchus fossil was discovered in 1874.

Quick facts about Coloborhynchus:

  • Existed from 145 million years ago to Cenomanian Age
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • 8 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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Coloborhynchus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • H. G. Seeley. 1869. Index to the Fossil Remains of Aves, Ornithosauria, and Reptilia, from the Secondary System of Strata, Arranged in the Woodwardian Museum of the University of Cambridge. Deighton, Bell, and Co, Cambridge
  • R. Owen. 1859. Supplement (No. I) to the Monograph on the Fossil Reptilia of the Cretaceous Formations. Palaeontographical Society Monographs
  • B. J. Mader and A. W. A. Kellner. 1999. A new anhanguerid pterosaur from the Cretaceous of Morocco. Boletim do Museu Nacional - Geologia 45:1-11