Gegepterus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Gegepterus lived during the Early Cretaceous and resided in Asia. The first Gegepterus fossil was discovered in 2007.

Quick facts about Gegepterus:

  • Existed from 130 million years ago 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 Gegepterus illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Gegepterus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • X. Xu and X.-L. Wang. 1999. A dromaeosaurid dinosaur with a filamentous integument from the Yixian Formation of China. Nature 401:262-266