Harpactognathus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Harpactognathus lived during the Late Jurassic and resided in North America. The first Harpactognathus fossil was discovered in 2003.

Quick facts about Harpactognathus:

  • Existed from Kimmeridgian Age to 152.1 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Harpactognathus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • K. Carpenter and C. Miles. 1998. Skull of a Jurassic ankylosaur (Dinosauria). Nature 393:782-783