Elopteryx was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Europe. Its fossils have been found in places such as Romania.

Quick facts about Elopteryx:

  • Existed from Maastrichtian Age to 66 million years ago
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Elopteryx was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • E. Kessler and D. Grigorescu. 2005. Elopteryx revisited-A new bird-like specimen from the Maastrichtian of the Hateg Basin (Romania). Acta Palaeontologica Romaniae 5:249-258