Ningchengopterus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Ningchengopterus lived during the Early Cretaceous and resided in Asia. The first Ningchengopterus fossil was discovered in 2009.

Quick facts about Ningchengopterus:

  • Existed from Hauterivian Age to 122.46 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Ningchengopterus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J. Lü. 2009. A baby pterodactyloid pterosaur from the Yixian Formation of Ningcheng, Inner Mongolia, China. Acta Geologica Sinica 83(1):1-8