Ornithostoma was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Ornithostoma lived during the Late Cretaceous and resided in Europe. The first Ornithostoma fossil was discovered in 1871.

Quick facts about Ornithostoma:

  • Existed from 105.3 million years ago to Cenomanian Age
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Ornithostoma was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • R. Owen. 1859. Supplement (No. I) to the Monograph on the Fossil Reptilia of the Cretaceous Formations. Palaeontographical Society Monographs