Huaxiapterus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Huaxiapterus lived during the Early Cretaceous and resided in Asia. The first Huaxiapterus fossil was discovered in 2005.

Quick facts about Huaxiapterus:

  • Existed from 125 million years ago to 113 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a frugivore
  • Could fly
  • 3 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Huaxiapterus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J. Lü and Y. Gao. 2007. A new species of Huaxiapterus (Pterosauria: Tapejaridae) from the Early Cretaceous of western Liaoning, China. Acta Geologica Sinica 81(5):683-687
  • J. Lü and Q. Ji. 2005. New azhdarchid pterosaur from the Early Cretaceous of western Liaoning. Acta Geologica Sinica 79(3):301-307