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

Quick facts about Muzquizopteryx:

  • Existed from 93.5 million years ago to 85.8 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • 2 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Muzquizopteryx was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • W. Stinnesbeck and C. Ifrim. 2005. A new lithographic limestone deposit in the Upper Cretaceous Austin Group at El Rosario, county of Múzquiz, Coahuila, northeastern Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas 22:401-418