Ctenochasma was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Ctenochasma lived during the Late Jurassic and resided in Europe. The first Ctenochasma fossil was discovered in 1852.

Quick facts about Ctenochasma:

  • Existed from 150.8 million years ago to 139.8 million years ago
  • Lived in a limestone
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • 6 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Ctenochasma was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • D. Fuchs and H. Keupp. 2003. New records of soft parts of Muensterella scutellaris Muenster, 1842 (Coeloidea) from the Late Jurassic plattenkalks or Eichstãtt and their significance for octobrachian relationships. Berliner Paläobio. Abh. 3:101-111
  • S. Jouve. 2004. Description of the skull of Ctenochasma (Pterosauria) from the latest Jurassic of eastern France, with a taxonomic revision of European Tithonian Pterodactyloidea. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24:542-554
  • G. Bechly and A. Nel. 2001. A revision and phylogenetic study of Mesozoic Aeshnoptera, with description of numerous new taxa (Insecta: Odonata: Anisoptera). Neue Paläontologische Abhandlungen 4:1-219