Dsungaripterus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Dsungaripterus lived during the Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous and resided in Africa and Asia. The first Dsungaripterus fossil was discovered in 1964.

Quick facts about Dsungaripterus:

  • Existed from Valanginian Age to Albian Age
  • Lived in a marine
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • 3 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Dsungaripterus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • Z. Dong. 1973. [Cretaceous stratigraphy of Wuerho district, Dsungar Basin]. Reports of Paleontological Expedition to Sinkiang (II): Pterosaurian Fauna from Wuerho, Sinkiang. Memoirs of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Academia Sinica 11:1-7
  • J. Lü and Y. Azuma. 2009. New material of dsungaripterid pterosaurs (Pterosauria: Pterodactyloidea) from western Mongolia and its palaeoecological implications. Geological Magazine 146:690-700
  • Z. Dong. 1973. [Dinosaurs from Wuerho]. Reports of Paleontological Expedition to Sinkiang (II): Pterosaurian Fauna from Wuerho, Sinkiang. Memoirs of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Academia Sinica 11:45-52