Microtuban was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Microtuban lived during the Late Cretaceous and resided in Africa. The first Microtuban fossil was discovered in 2011.

Quick facts about Microtuban:

  • Existed from 99.6 million years ago to 93.5 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Microtuban was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • R. A. Elgin and E. Frey. 2011. A new azhdarchoid pterosaur from the Cenomanian (Late Cretaceous) of Lebanon. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 104(supp. 1):S21-S33