Eosipterus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Eosipterus lived during the Early Cretaceous and resided in Asia. The first Eosipterus fossil was discovered in 1997.

Quick facts about Eosipterus:

  • Existed from Barremian Age to 122.46 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Eosipterus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • F. Zhang and Z. Zhou. 2004. Leg feathers in an Early Cretaceous bird. Nature 431:925