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 Albian Age to 99.6 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine habitat
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Coloborhynchus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • 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
  • R. Owen. 1874. The fossil Reptilia of the Mesozoic formations. Part 1. Pterosauria. Palaeontographical Society Monographs 27(126):1-14
  • R. Owen. 1859. Supplement (No. I) to the Monograph on the Fossil Reptilia of the Cretaceous Formations. Palaeontographical Society Monographs