Lonchognathosaurus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Lonchognathosaurus lived during the Early Cretaceous and resided in Asia. The first Lonchognathosaurus fossil was discovered in 2004.

Quick facts about Lonchognathosaurus:

  • Existed from Aptian Age to 100.5 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Lonchognathosaurus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • M. W. Maisch and A. T. Matzke. 2004. A new dsungaripteroid pterosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of the southern Junggar Basin, north-west China. Cretaceous Research 25:625-634