Ornithodesmus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. The first Ornithodesmus fossil was discovered in 1887.

Quick facts about Ornithodesmus:

  • Existed from Berriasian Age to 136.4 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Ornithodesmus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • P. Austen and D. Brockhurst. 2010. Vertebrate fauna from Ashdown Brickworks, Bexhill, East Sussex. Wealden News (8):13-23