Longchengpterus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Longchengpterus lived during the Early Cretaceous and resided in Asia. The first Longchengpterus fossil was discovered in 2006.

Quick facts about Longchengpterus:

  • Existed from Aptian Age to 113 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Longchengpterus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • K.-Q. Gao and D. T. Ksepka. 2007. Cranial morphology of an Early Cretaceous monjurosuchid (Reptilia: Diapsida) from Liaoning Province of China and evolution of the choristoderan palate. Historical Biology 19(3):215-224