Nemicolopterus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Nemicolopterus lived during the Early Cretaceous and resided in Asia. The first Nemicolopterus fossil was discovered in 2008.

Quick facts about Nemicolopterus:

  • Existed from 125 million years ago to 113 million years ago
  • Lived in a forest
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Nemicolopterus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • X. Wang and A. W. A. Kellner. 2008. Discovery of a rare arboreal forest dwelling flying reptile (Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea) from China. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105(6):1983-1987